A1 The Bad In Each Other 4:44
A2 Graveyard 4:17
A3 Caught A Long Wind 4:54
A4 How Come You Never Go There 3:24
A5 A Commotion 3:53
A6 The Circle Married The Line 3:22
B1 Bittersweet Melodies 3:56
B2 Anti-Pioneer 5:33
B3 Undiscovered First 4:58
B4 Cicadas And Gulls 3:16
B5 Comfort Me 4:03
B6 Get It Wrong Get It Right 3:38
Metals is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Feist. It was released on September 30, 2011 in Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Belgium; October 3, 2011 in the United Kingdom; and October 4, 2011 in the United States and Canada. The first single from the album is "How Come You Never Go There", which was released on August 12, 2011. The album was supported by a world tour which started in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 15, 2011 and finished on October 20, 2012 in Latin America.
Metals debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number 7, and sold 38,000 copies in its first week. It earned Feist's best sales week and it was her first top 10 chart in the US. The album received acclaim from critics.
For the album, Feist aimed for a sound she described as "modern ancient", mixing old and new instruments. She stated that the album had "more chaos and movement and noise than I've had before." The music of Metals is influenced by genres such as jazz and the blues. The lyrics of Metals contain a lot of "nature imagery", as Feist was fascinated by the weather since "it makes you feel so minute." They also contemplate topics such as dying love, mortality and solitude. She also pointed to "Sealion" from The Reminder and said that it "grandfathered some of the concepts in Metals". There are many minor chords and open fifths on Metals, as well as a lot of voices sung in unison. The songs "How Come You Never Go There" and "Anti-Pioneer" are ballads,the latter she had worked on for ten years.