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Metric performs "The Shade" at 102.1 The Edge's Sugar Beach studio in Toronto. March 12th, 2015.

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Camera: Chris Santos, Ryan Faubert, Laura Whelan
Editing : Ryan Faubert
Audio Engineering: Michael Emmons
Audio Mix: Adam Kecskemeti

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Pagans in Vegas
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Studio album by Metric
Released18 September 2015
GenreIndie rock, new wave
LabelMetric Music International, Universal Music Group
Metric chronology
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.


  • 1 Critical response
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Charts
  • 4 References

Critical response

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]


  1. ^ a b "Pagans in Vegas – Metric". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Metric. Pagans in Vegas. Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. 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!. Ian Danzig. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Siddiqui, Tabassum (16 September 2015). "Metric - Pagans in Vegas". NOW magazine. IPC Media. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Camp, Zoe (15 September 2015). "Metric: Pagans in Vegas". Pitchfork Media. 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. CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  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" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Metric. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  12. ^ "Metric – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Metric. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "Metric – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for Metric. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  14. ^ "Metric – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Metric. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  15. ^ "Metric – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Metric. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  • "Metric premieres “The Shade”, first new song in nearly three years — listen" Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  • "Metric Tease New Album ‘Pagans in Vegas’ With Slickly Synthesized ‘Cascades’" Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  • "Metric Debut “Too Bad, So Sad” Via The Pagan Portal App" Retrieved July 7, 2015.

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