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it's a good song that is.
It's not something i tend to apreciate in tracks, to be honest, but my main thought after having this on repeat virtually all day was that i really wanted to smash some drums up.
Such a great album.
Great live too, although I think I only saw them do it once.
with Emily Haines on Vocals :DDDD
in time for the encore of that show (complications involving a boat)
one of my biggest regrets so far.
it really is nigh-on perfect
It's just a such a feel-good, throw open the curtains, sunshine record. Especially when 'Ibi Dreams of Pavement' bursts into life. Perfect for the short train journey down to Plymouth for me.
Still think their gig at the Astoria in 2005 was the best I've ever seen.
Hope they reform one day.
Really nice that.
I was trying to describe to my friend the other day how sometimes bands make tiny changes to songs live and it makes them so much better and one of my examples was in Almost Crimes when for the lines 'The Yukon keeps me up all night/Complications seize your best' all the band sing those lines rather than just Kevin Drew. It isn't like that on the record and I dunno why but I just love that moment. And the rest of the song.
I always just make vaguely-similar noises when singing along to this song
one of my favourite things about BSS is how sorta uh "muddled" KD's singing can be at times. take Ibi Dreams of Pavement - pretty much every time he sings "and you were there", it's so indistinct that it also sounds like he's singing "and you weren't there", which ALSO pretty much fits with the lines that come before but totally changes the meaning of the lyric. aside from said vocal style fitting with how hazy and enveloping the music is, if I were to <superwanker hat> I'd say it was maybe deliberate. One thing I see as a core part of BSS and their aesthetic is inclusivity and the historic relationship "indie rock" has with the concept, how all the bands BSS and KD seem to idolise from the 80s and 90s came from wildly differing places, often outside mainstream North American culture and society, and how music and forging their own culture brought them together. By making the lyrics indistinct and open to interpretation not just to of their meaning but of to the actual words themselves, he makes it easier for people to drawn their own conclusions from them and to become more involved with them and, as a result, to feel more a part of communal nature that music (especially live music) can provide.
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I really fucking love Broken Social Scene.
I've grown to love Feel Good Lost a lot. Fell asleep (in a nice way) to that album a few times this week.
over time i think i come to love the s/t album just just a bit more to YFIIP, but really not much in it
and yeah the drumming all through it is incredible, just listen to Shoreline
Cargo just before the self titled album came out. Definitely in my top 3 gigs. It was incredible. When I saw them in bigger rooms it (not surprisingly) never quite matched this.
It is a shame that my last impression of them is based on Forgiveness Rock Record, which was barely forgiveable. A set of 3 very different and all equally excellent albums would have been a great way to leave it- but I'm just nit picking.
Was the first time I've ever been to the loo during a band's set, ever. It was during Water In Hell. I've seen them about eight times and they were probably my favourite band before that tour. Still love 'em but that album probably drew too much from the side of their influences I'm not really into, less of the cinematic euphoria and more controlled, restrained indie rock.
I put a big part of that down to them not working with Dave Newfeld, think he was as big a part of their sound as Nigel Godrich is to Radiohead. That and the fact that instead of Emily Haines and Feist they relied on Lisa Lobsinger live, who has a lovely voice and the appearance of a lost angel, but still manages to be a bit of a charisma vacuum in a band that trades in a big way on stage chemistry.
still ranks up in my all time favourites
first time all 3 girls (Emily, Amy, Lesley) were all performing at the same BSS show. Absolutely phenomenal show, didn't want it to end! Poor Whiteman cut his hand pretty bad there as well
The hottest, greatest gig. At one point all the band seemed to be jostling to the front of the stage like soldiers readying themselves to go 'over the top'.
Not my review but I felt equally ecstatic.