Broken Social Scene

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All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
In Canada, Broken Social Scene is somewhat of a phenomenon. Since wooing fans and critics alike with their 2003 Juno Award-winning album You Forgot It in People, the band's peculiar popularity has made them stars. The community that surrounds the 15-member-plus band is a family-like atmosphere with its many Canadian artists and musicians. When listening to Broken Social Scene, you also get the individual sounds of Feist, Stars, Memphis, Metric, and Apostle of Hustle, among others. It's camaraderie and education combined. The lush dynamic that carries Broken Social Scene's self-titled third effort is definitely built upon that. The 14-song set is as bright and moving as...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
In Canada, Broken Social Scene is somewhat of a phenomenon. Since wooing fans and critics alike with their 2003 Juno Award-winning album You Forgot It in People, the band's peculiar popularity has made them stars. The community that surrounds the 15-member-plus band is a family-like atmosphere with its many Canadian artists and musicians. When listening to Broken Social Scene, you also get the individual sounds of Feist, Stars, Memphis, Metric, and Apostle of Hustle, among others. It's camaraderie and education combined. The lush dynamic that carries Broken Social Scene's self-titled third effort is definitely built upon that. The 14-song set is as bright and moving as the band's previous efforts, but Broken Social Scene holds more charisma, more depth, and surely more complexities. The mix isn't messy in conventional terms. It's artistically untidy without production boundaries. Album opener "Our Faces Split the Coast in Half," which features the Dears' Murray Lightburn, makes a grand entrance with its polished horn arrangements, tight guitar riffs, and hypnotic harmonies. Additional standouts include indie rock moments such as "7/4 Shoreline" and the nervy "Fire Eye'd Boy." Handclaps and crowd chatter dosie-do with a sharp rock aesthetic on "Windsurfing Nation," which was the original title. Here, Toronto rapper K-Os and Feist vocally find their way through this majestic cinematic backdrop for one of its finest songs. From here, Broken Social Scene is a simply a rush of mini epics: "Handjobs for the Holidays," "Superconnected," and album closer "It's All Gonna Break" this could have been a Nada Surf song showcase how smart, creative, and brilliant this band truly is. Broken Social Scene are more than a collective; they're an orchestra for both the slacker generation and the literati.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • UPC: 827590140028
  • Catalog Number: 14
  • Sales rank: 58,605

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Broken Social Scene Primary Artist
Andrew Whiteman Group Member
James Shaw Group Member
Jason Collett Group Member
Charles Spearin Group Member
Ohad Benchetrit Group Member
Evan Cranley Group Member
Torquil Campbell Group Member
Kevin Drew Group Member
Emily Haines Group Member
Justin Peroff Group Member
John Crossingham Group Member
Jason Tait Guest Appearance
Murray Lightburn Guest Appearance
Amy Millan Group Member
Brendan Caming Group Member
Martin Davis Kinack Group Member
Julie Penner Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Dave Newfeld Audio Production
Kevin & Bean Composer
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