You Forgot It in People [Reissue]

You Forgot It in People [Reissue]

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by Broken Social Scene
     
 

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Canada's reputation for inventive underground rock -- think Vancouver's New Pornographers or Montreal's Godspeed You Black Emperor! -- gets another boost from Broken Social Scene, whose sophomore album, You Forgot It in People, took the title of Alternative Album of the Year at theSee more details below

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Canada's reputation for inventive underground rock -- think Vancouver's New Pornographers or Montreal's Godspeed You Black Emperor! -- gets another boost from Broken Social Scene, whose sophomore album, You Forgot It in People, took the title of Alternative Album of the Year at the 2003 Juno Awards (Canada's Grammy equivalent). And the disc clearly earned its trophy, making of its influences something inventive and markedly tuneful. Broken Social Scene take two cues from their Canadian brethren in Godspeed: First, they're a large conglomerate whose numbers are difficult to count (though ten names are credited on this disc); and second, they have an energizing, anything-goes spirit. Unlike those alt-prog-rockers, however, BSS craft shorter songs with vocals. Key touchstones include Sonic Youth, whose unique tunings and abrasive guitar duels inform songs such as "KC Accidental" and the spastic "Almost Crimes (Radio Kills Remix)," peppered with squawking horns and a powerful chorus. Elsewhere, BSS suggest the British dream-pop of A. R. Kane (the cool, arty "Pacific Theme") and the unusual vocal phrasing of the Sea & Cake's Sam Prekop (the rhythmic "Cause = Time"). Rather than a collection of cool referents, however, You Forgotot It in People plays like the music's next logical step -- and you'll definitely want to be along for this ride.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sean Carruthers
Since the release of Feel Good Lost, Toronto music collective Broken Social Scene became a bit more collective, swelling from two members to ten (plus guests). As you'd expect with such a dramatic rise in membership, there's a lot more variety this time out -- the first two tracks are a case in point; in fact, the first track is a fairly airy instrumental number with a Mark Isham-like feel, but track two slams it off the rails with a driving beat and wailing guitars. Main members Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew even sing this time around (on "Cause=Time" Drew sounds almost like J Mascis); Leslie Feist and Emily Haines take their turns on other tracks. According to one of the members of this incarnation of the group, trying to determine "who did what" on this album would be almost an entire review in itself, as everyone took turns playing different instruments on different tracks and the whole thing was built from the ground up in a very collective fashion. Although listeners who found the first Broken Social Scene release a nice ambient pop treat may be put off by this one's all-over-the-map approach, it's certainly a much more accessible release overall and there's bound to be something in here that you'll enjoy. [You Forgot It in People was also released with a slightly different 'alternate' cover in 2003.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
Label:
Arts & Crafts
UPC:
0827590010024
catalogNumber:
1
Rank:
8021

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Broken Social Scene   Primary Artist
Andrew Whiteman   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Track Performer,Tres,Group Member
Bill Priddle   Rhythm Guitar
James Shaw   Track Performer,Group Member
Jessica Moss   Violin
Brendan Canning   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Vocals,Double Bass,Track Performer,Group Member
Jason Collett   Group Member
Charles Spearin   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Keyboards,Track Performer,Group Member
Ohad Benchetrit   Flute
Evan Cranley   Percussion,Trombone,Track Performer,Group Member
Kevin Drew   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
Emily Haines   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
Justin Peroff   Percussion,Drums,Track Performer,Shaker,Group Member
John Crossingham   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Noise,Track Performer,Guitar Feedback,Group Member
Leslie Feist   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
Marcello Bomba   Voices
Susannah Brady   Vocals,Voices,Spoken Word
Brodie West   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Dave Newfeld   Producer,Mastering
Broken Social Scene   Composer
Noah Mintz   Mastering
Brendan Canning   drum machine
Charles Spearin   drum machine,Vocal Effect
Kevin Drew   Feedback
Justin Peroff   Artwork
Jeffrey Remedios   Engineer

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