Pagans in Vegas

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Pagans in Vegas
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Studio album by Metric
Released 18 September 2015
Genre Indie rock, new wave
Length 49:22
Label Metric Music International, Universal Music Group
Metric chronology
Synthetica
(2012)Synthetica2012
Pagans in Vegas
(2015)
Art of Doubt
(2018)Art of Doubt2018
Singles from Pagans in Vegas
  1. "The Shade"
    Released: 11 May 2015
  2. "Cascades"
    Released: 2 June 2015
  3. "Too Bad, So Sad"
    Released: 17 July 2015
  4. "Fortunes"
    Released: 7 August 2015
  5. "The Governess"
    Released: 11 September 2015

Pagans in Vegas is the sixth studio album by Canadian indie rock band Metric, which was released on 18 September 2015. The first single, "The Shade", was released on 11 May 2015. "Cascades" was released as the second of the album on 2 June 2015. On 7 July 2015, the band released "Too Bad, So Sad" as the third single via a new iOS and Android app it created called "Pagan Portal", which allows fans to listen to tracks off the album as they're released and read newsletters from the band.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic65/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB+[3]
Consequence of SoundC[4]
Exclaim!8/10[5]
Now3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork6.0/10[7]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[8]
Under The Radar4.5/10 stars[9]

Pagans in Vegas received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 65, based on 15 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Lie Lie Lie"4:25
2."Fortunes"4:12
3."The Shade"3:36
4."Celebrate"4:00
5."Cascades"5:24
6."For Kicks"4:36
7."Too Bad, So Sad"3:24
8."Other Side"3:51
9."Blind Valentine"3:22
10."The Governess"4:01
11."The Face, Part I"5:01
12."The Face, Part II"3:20
iTunes pre-order bonus track
No.TitleLength
13."Office Towers Escalate"3:16
Metric Store pre-order download bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
13."Office Towers Escalate"3:16
14."The Shade" (acoustic)3:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[10] 87
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 5
US Billboard 200[12] 36
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[13] 14
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[14] 9
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[15] 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pagans in Vegas – Metric". Metacritic. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Metric. Pagans in Vegas. Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  3. ^ McCown, Alex (18 September 2015). "Metric delivers retro electronica—and one of the best pop songs of the year". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Kivel, Adam (14 September 2015). "Album Review: Metric – Pagans in Vegas". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Frenette, Luke-Julius (16 September 2015). "Metric, Pagans in Vegas". Exclaim!. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Siddiqui, Tabassum (16 September 2015). "Metric - Pagans in Vegas". Now. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Camp, Zoe (15 September 2015). "Metric: Pagans in Vegas". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  8. ^ Dolan, Jon (14 September 2015). "Pagans in Vegas". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Corcoran, Nina (15 September 2015). "Pagans in Vegas". Under The Radar. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  10. ^ Ryan, Gavin (September 26, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Lana Del Rey 'Honeymoon' Tops Australian Chart". Noise11. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Metric Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "Metric Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "Metric Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "Metric Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "Metric Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2015.