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Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It In People

 
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

You don't have to believe me and I don't really care if you do or not, but I was supposed to see B.S.S. way the hell back last year sometime before they gained indie-hipdom, but I never got off my lazy ass to go; then the second time they came, I waited too long to buy tickets and all the hype-hunters in Vancouver snagged all the tickets. Finally, on their 3rd time around, I caught their live show, which proved to be as powerful and amazing as their album.

If you follow indie music, then you know this band and if you know this band then you know this album because it's the album that made them huge. One can argue that a more than glowing review from Pitchforkmedia helped solidify their stardom, but I say fuck that noise, anyone with half an ear can understand that this album is unlike anything you've heard in a long time. Filled with catchier than hell beats, heavier than shit drumming and kick ass synthesizer bits, this album veers between hard rock, slow jam groove, and crazy electronic-esque rythyms. It is experimental in the sense that they experiment with so many sounds, genres, ideas, noises, and bits. It is a collection of the greatest things that 10+ people could produce together. From "Capture the Flag" to "Pitter Patter Goes My Heart," this album is packed with amazing songs. Mixing roles, switching instruments, alternating singers, and just creating a true organic project, Broken Social Scene is probably one of the strongest Canadian bands to emerge since Heart. No wait, Chilliwack, then Heart. If by chance, you don't own this album, then I strongly suggest you stop reading this now and go buy it. If by chance you do have this album, then all this review does is reaffirm to you the reader that you're allowed to love this album a lot cause there's plenty of people in your boat.

Darren Susin

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