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Man, You Forgot it in People really is a stone wall classic.
Let's talk about Broken Social Scene.
for several years it held onto the top spot has having the most played tracks on my ipod/last.fm after I saw them play Leeds and listened to it nonstop for weeks afterwards
Major Label Debut (fast) was still the most played track
Partly because there were only so many albums I could get away with playing at my job in Manchester 2007-2010 that weren't classified as 'depressing shit' by my manager and colleagues, and that one seemed to noodle by without bothering anyone.
the self-titled used to be my favourite of theirs. I think it's probably 'Bee Hives' now, which sort of reignited my love for that band actually when I got it a couple of months ago.
and being more of a straight forward (indie) rock album too i think
It's definitely at least a 9/10 album in its own right. Ibi is probably the most joyous/uplifting song ever.
that got me into BSS, mainly through Capture The Flag and the Da Da Song, the latter dropping into my probable all time top 20 tracks. Bee Hives is exceptionally good for an a b-sides album - I think it tops their mostly instrumental debut.
Can't argue with the OP though, YFIIP is a fantastic record - can't think of many like it since (i.e. which cross styles so fluently).
that got me into BSS, mainly through Capture The Flag and Da Da Song, the latter being in my top 20 tracks of all time...(must compile that). Bee Hives is a brilliant b sides collection, and I'd have to agree it gets the most listens from me.
still not there. and now both versions are. Sloblock.
Nothing soundtracks throwing your curtains open to let the sunshine in and deciding you're going to actually fucking do something with your day quite like Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day).
Is the single most uplifting piece of music ever recorded. Rest of the album is a bit patchy mind.
that they are unbelievably good live
they played this set list.
and they didn't play Ibi Dreams of Pavement once.
Second night at Koko they did play it :((((((
They ended with It's All Gonna Break on that tour they did in 2009 where they played at ATP and The Forum. that was probably the best tour of their's I saw, the lineup was great (Amy Milan doing the female vocals, Evan Cranley as well) and the show at ATP was amaaazzziiiing
so they decided to just keep playing. it was fucking epic
and they closed with it and it was completely euphoric
They almost played It's All Gonna Break, but it was "Break OR Ibi," and they played Ibi.
both good though
It's a wonderful thing. BSS is very good too but there's something not quite right in the production or something.
i struggled with it at first but i ended up playing it a lot while i was completely my masters and its a really nice slightly understated album when you play it after the hits of the previous too.
i never did manage to get into either of the solo albums though
it took a while to take, yeah
a bit throwaway/slight compared to their other stuff.
Definitely check out Spirit If... for a proper understated gem
You Forgot It In People > Broken Social Scene > Something For All of Us > Forgiveness Rock Record > Spirit If... > Feel Good Lost
Those first two are perfect. YFIIP is definitely top 10 records of all time material. Can't wait for summer so I can rinse them to pieces again.
there's a whole world of human emotion in just about everything they've ever done.
it's big, it's messy, it's just the most human.
plus, superconnected, guys. SUPERCONNECTED.
Possibly their best track.
I remember writing a song once and being really pleased with it and then realising it was basically this :(
I love everything about this band. It just connects on so many levels.
I'm going to really back up Feel Good Lost here. It's worlds apart from anything BSS recorded (apart from KC Accidental's albums) but it has just as much connection as any of the more grand indie rock stylings of everything later on. So glad they played Guilty Cubicles into Superconnected on the last tour.
on a freezing cold October night, listening to it, all the warm sounds and tones and the lights from the buildings blurring together. SENSORY, MAAAAANNNNNN
Definitely agree about them being more 'human' than other bands. Hard to explain, but something about their music is so relatable it's like they are a part of my identity or something. Except that sounded really lame. But yeah, in short, I agree.
love YFGIIP 4 lyf.
Gonna listen to them right now to make myself feel better cos of ill.
The intro to Romance To The Grave gets me every single time.
from You Forgot It In People.....Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl?
Incredible song; was obsessed with it for an entire summer back when I was at uni.
Just a magic piece of songwriting
YFIP in 2002 and the ST thru to Arcade Fire Funeral, Volcano! Beautiful Seziure and Aplogise to Queen Mary by Wolf Parade and Cryptograms by Deerhunter all in 2005 that hasn't really been captured again yet in indie music, it was ace.
That just reads like a bunch of albums that you liked as opposed to a musical event that occured. 2006 had Destroyer's Rubies, Shut Up I Am Dreaming, Yellow House etc
wasn't into any of the others you mentioned. But yeah I'm not stating anything but my opinion of course, was just a bit of a wicked bunch of years that there hasn't been for me since, bar the odd excurtion here and there with the odd record. 2002-2005 just had a mega chunk of good stuff in the genre. No Age and HEALTH did good things in 2007 onwards too, but I dunno if I'd call that indie.
Don't forget 2008 for Microcastle/Weird Era cont ;)
and thats about as nostalgic you'll see me get DiS so enjoy it while you can haha. Seems like ages ago now too, 11 years since YFIP its a generation ago.
you could do the same thing for say...Frightened Rabbit Midnight Organ Fight, Bon Iver For Emma, The Antlers Hospice, A Sunny Day In Glasgow (and many more ofc)
all those where pretty arse.
and it's still one of the sexiest tunes i've ever heard
but yes i agree. just can't get Hotel out of my head right now. What a band.
My favourite song fluctuates continuously as it should.
who's heard the KC Accidental albums? because if you love BSS you really really should do.
Add them to my list below.
And Canada had just about the most amazing music 'scene' imaginable.
Broken Social Scene
Do Make Say Think
The Besnard Lakes
Reverie Sound Revue
Land of Talk
Good shout for Reverie Sound Revue. One of history's great lost bands. Wish they'd come to the UK. Lisa Lobsinger <3 <3 <3
christ. I was completely infatuated. what a babe
See.... TOO MANY BANDS.
ps you forgot the Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs axis of TOTALLY AWESOME
now that B&S have come back to do the Arts & Crafts fest this year. ATP would be great.
but i have to say i think You Forgot It In People is my favourite/the best. So many amazing songs on it.
I also have A LOT of time for Bee Hives. Market Fresh and hHallmark in particular. Many a night i used to spend slightly drunk and/or stoned with that album. It was heaven.
the last two are every bit as good as YFGIIP, imo. just something about Kevin Drew; his heart, his mind, his gift for perfect, gregarious, breezy and heart-swelling indie rock perfection...
what about BSS Presents..., those couple of albums were magic.
http://open.spotify.com/user/thesmallerpicture/playlist/6bjbUxuscBGMyZsw0mrThF <-- my beloved Spotify playlist, primarily 2001-2006 but also recent stuff like Grimes, Fucked Up, Purity Ring etc.
Does anyone remember that Canadian Blast CD that came free with the NME around 2005? That CD pretty much changed my taste in music forever I think.
Feel Good Lost was largely paid for via royalty money Brendan Canning got for playing on Len's Steal My Sunshine.
but the lack of mention of it here concerns me. is it really that bad/average?
i'm a big fan of both YFIIP and the s/t. hence dont really wanna risk getting any other album of theirs that might lessen my overall enjoyment of BSS.
if that makes sense.
I was putting off Tamaryn's second for ages in case it sullied my enjoyment of the first one. I caved in, and it hasn't.
particularly the run from Meet Me in the Basement -> Sentimental Xs -> Sweetest Kill -> Romance to the Grave
1. It feels a bit U2 / widescreen / 'we're a big rock band now' in places IMO
2. It's not You Forgot It In People
3. It's not Broken Social Scene (the album)
I think maybe a couple of songs don't quite work. still worthwhile, but they break up the flow.
I mean, 'World Sick' is a candidate for best BSS tune; McEntire's dynamic and shimmering production puts what would have been a killer Kevin Drew anthem over the top into actual classic territory. it's just glorious, and the record ought to coast at least a bit - in a good way, a breezy way - but you have these slightly awkward sideways pop ventures instead.
on the right day, in the right mood, it's still a great listen right through, but the odd fits annoy me when I just want to float away.
it really kicks on later, tho.
oh my god, I forgot Sam Prekop was on 'Romance to the Grave' <3
if you were to triangulate Drew, you'd use Jeff Buckley and SP, I reckon.
If you always get up late, you'll never be on time
Cos I like you.
the intro to that song (and the rest of it, to be honest) is the sexiest thing ever.
is probably one of my favourite songs ever. That album is incredible, but I don't listen to it nearly enough.
I especially love the version on the Beehives EP
I thought, "This is the greatest thing ever!"
Wonder what Kevin and Brendan are gonna do from here on out...
And collaborating with Andy Kim from the 60s - http://pitchfork.com/news/49163-broken-social-scenes-kevin-drew-plans-to-release-two-new-albums-this-year/
Brendan's currently making a new Cookie Duster album I think
It still gets me every time. I absolutely adore it. I feel like no band is ever going to make a statement quite like they did with that one, which is terribly depressing at times.
In Manchester Academy during lovers spit was one of the best memories I have from a gig.
I was too scared to speak to him at ATP though when waiting to watch The Field. I did dance with BSS though!!
Broken Social Scene > YFIP > BSS Presents KD > FGL > FRR > BSS Presents BC
I love the EPs though
love all their stuff, even Forgiveness... Probably listen to s/t the most these days but I go back and forth
Been fortunate to see them a bunch of times, the most memorable being at Koko (2006 i think). When Kevin mentioned that this was the first time they had the holy trinity (Emily, Leslie, Amy) all there. Played for an age, just about everything you wanted to hear!