Forgiveness Rock Record

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
As the founding fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters of the "indie rock collective" phenomenon, Broken Social Scene sure have spread their seeds since their eponymous third album in 2005. Between the commercial success of Leslie Feist and the myriad "Broken Social Scene Presents" solo outings, some feared that the Canadian supergroup's next outing would be a lackluster collection of stitched-together notebook ramblings and half-hearted demos swept up from the studio floor of previous sessions. Luckily, the endlessly creative and surprisingly fluid Forgiveness Rock Record dispels any notion of opportunism by sticking to what the group does best: crafting ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
As the founding fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters of the "indie rock collective" phenomenon, Broken Social Scene sure have spread their seeds since their eponymous third album in 2005. Between the commercial success of Leslie Feist and the myriad "Broken Social Scene Presents" solo outings, some feared that the Canadian supergroup's next outing would be a lackluster collection of stitched-together notebook ramblings and half-hearted demos swept up from the studio floor of previous sessions. Luckily, the endlessly creative and surprisingly fluid Forgiveness Rock Record dispels any notion of opportunism by sticking to what the group does best: crafting clever, ramshackle, occasionally soaring bedroom pop songs listen close for sirens in a big expensive studio. Bolstered by a handful of evenly spaced, arena-sized rockers like "World Sick," "Forced to Love," "Ungrateful Little Father," and "Water in Hell," the remaining ten tracks flip through genres like a picture book, pausing only to pencil in the occasional instrumental, one of which "Meet Me in the Basement," with its huge strings and "guitarmonies" elicits bigger goose bumps than some of the singalongs. That's not to say that the guts of the record are filler, as some of the best moments are its most nuanced Emily Haines, Leslie Feist, and Amy Millan's breezy, instantly engaging "Sentimental X," the easy, dusty "Highway Slipper Jam", proving once again that an army can make a cohesive album if everyone follows the rules of engagement. The core members may be down to nine, with an emphasis on founders Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, but the "additional members" and "guests" involved 31 strong, when all is said and done are what make Forgiveness Rock Record unique, especially in an era where bloated membership is so often used as a gimmick.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2010
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • UPC: 827590540026
  • Catalog Number: 05400
  • Sales rank: 52,281

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Broken Social Scene Primary Artist
Susan Voelz Violin, Guest Appearance
Alison Chesley Cello, Guest Appearance
John McEntire Synthesizer, Drums, Gong, Vibes, Omnichord, Wurlitzer, Group Member
Douglas McCombs Guest Appearance
Andrew Whiteman Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Prepared Guitar, Group Member
Sam Prekop Vocals, Guest Appearance
Spiral Stairs Vocals, Guest Appearance
Eric Claridge Bass, Guest Appearance
David Hodge Trombone
Bryden Baird Trumpet, Guest Appearance
Brendan Canning Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Loops, Soloist, Group Member
Jason Collett Background Vocals
Charles Spearin Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Trumpet, Keyboards, Melodica, farfisa organ, Soloist, Memory Moog, Guitar Effects, Group Member
Ohad Benchetrit Electric Guitar
Evan Cranley Trombone
Kevin Drew Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Mellotron, Vibes, Synthesizer Bass, Group Member
Emily Haines Vocals
Justin Peroff Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Electronic Drums, Prepared Piano, Group Member
John Crossingham Background Vocals
Leslie Feist Vocals
Leon Kingstone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Sam Goldberg Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Xylophone, Electric Sitar, Group Member
Sebastien Grainger Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Amy Millan Vocals
Martin Davis Kinack Guitar, Group Member
Julie Penner Violin
Paul Von Mertens Flute, Bass Clarinet, Alto Flute, Guest Appearance
Lisa Lobsinger Vocals, Group Member
Jimmy Shaw Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Roger Seibel Mastering
John McEntire Producer, Engineer, Sequencers
Douglas McCombs Whistle
Broken Social Scene Producer
Charles Spearin Drawing
Ohad Benchetrit Engineer
Justin Peroff drum machine, Artwork, Art Direction, Simmons, Cover Painting, Layout
Sebastien Grainger Engineer
Joe McKay Artwork, Art Direction, Layout
Martin Davis Kinack Engineer
Robyn Kotyk Art Direction, Layout
John O'Mahony Vocal Engineer
Ian Moore Vocal Engineer
Elisabeth Chicoine Photo Courtesy
Jimmy Collins Photo Courtesy
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