Broken Social Scene [Bonus EP]

Broken Social Scene [Bonus EP]

by Broken Social Scene

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Broken Social Scene [Bonus EP]

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. [The first pressing of the release includes the seven-track EP To Be You and Me.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2010
Label: Arts & Crafts
UPC: 0827590150027
catalogNumber: 01500
Rank: 64362

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

Andrew Whiteman   Composer
James Shaw   Composer
Jason Collett   Composer
Charles Spearin   Composer
Ohad Benchetrit   Composer
Evan Cranley   Composer
Kevin Drew   Composer,Cover Design,Cover Art
Emily Haines   Composer
Justin Peroff   Composer,Drawing
Murray Lightburn   Composer
Christopher Mills   Drawing
Amy Millan   Composer
Brendan Caming   Composer,Coloring
Julie Penner   Composer

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