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Forgiveness Rock Record

Broken Social SceneAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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So yeah, it’s been five years since the last Broken Social Scene album, but it also hasn’t. In the time that’s elapsed since the release of 2005’s self-titled opus, we were more than tided over by the 2007 release of founding member Kevin Drew’s solo album, Spirit If…, followed a few months later by co-founder Brendan Canning’s own solo set, Something ... Read more in Amazon's Broken Social Scene Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 4, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • ASIN: B003BZXI2I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,551 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2010 release, the first Broken Social Scene record following the acclaimed Broken Social Scene Presents series. As a core six-piece who had spent most of 2007 and 2008 on the road, Drew, Canning, Spearin, Whiteman, Goldberg and Peroff spent early 2009 working on new material in Toronto. The pairing down of the band's massive personnel list for the first time proved extremely fruitful; they created spacious songs written as a band by a band, resulting in more cohesive, melody-driven compositions than previous BSS output. Recording both in Toronto and Chicago, and working with producer John McEntire, they found a fresh perspective on their own sound. The album features guest turns by BSS alumni: Leslie Feist, Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric, Jason Collett, Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think and Years, John Crossingham, Marty Kinack, Leon Kingstone and Julie Penner.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record May 4, 2010
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Not a fan of song-by-song reviews, so I'll keep this brief. Anybody who is a fan of Broken Social Scene knows that their records are a true stylistic mash. You hear a little bit of everything from BSS, but they're always tight and on-point when writing songs. The musicians are all talented players, so you can always count on a well-performed record, but Forgiveness is the first BSS album in a long while to scale back the band, and frankly, I think it benefits from that. Forgiveness recalls the genius of You Forgot It In People, with songs like All to All summoning the heartfelt melodrama of one of BSS's best songs, Anthems of a Seventeen Year-Old Girl. True to BSS form, the album is a blend of pop songwriting and extended instrumental jamming, and as always, the songs are pertinent, topical, and sincere. Another great record for 2010, without a doubt, and the best BSS album in quite a while.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BSS reminds us what music is. June 6, 2010
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Forgiveness Rock Record is what music should sound like. I am not speaking about the genre, the vocal talent, or even the choice of instruments and song structure. They have taken eveything beautiful about their past releases, and illuminated it in every way imaginable.

(Feel Good Lost was and instrumental mind trip that showed a lot of potential. You Forgot It In People was just as trippy but with lyrics and emotion that made it possible to sit through multiple listens. It even had gems like Cause=Time, Almost Crimes, and the eerie, yet unforgetable Anthems. Broken Social Scene (ST) was all over the place, and not exactly in a good way. It felt rushed and tried way to hard not seperate itself from any identity at all.)

Forgiveness Rock Record is the result of 3 trips to the plastic surgeon with extensive work at the gym in between. They have shaved all the unwanted (noise at times) 4-5 minute gloomy, archaic instrumentals between vocals. Don't get me wrong, I love ambient music, but only when it fits and its necessary. The interludes (not seperated by individual tracks) arent unwelcomed here like they were in previous efforts. I find myself deciding to allow the instrumental interludes to play through as a means to prepare myself for the next brillant song.

Highlights on the record include:

World Sick - The album opens with a nearly 7 minute long triumph of music. Does an amazing job pulling the listner in and almost not wanting to move on.

Chase Scene - The second song on the album is just as, if not more, tasteful than the first. Extremly accessable also.

Art House Director - This song is reminesant of older BSS, and reminds you they haven't changed a bit.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Record. May 20, 2010
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I haven't been this excited about an album in years. When I'm away from it, I miss it & can't wait to hear it again. Everything about it, from the sounds, the lyrics, the emotions & moods it creates, it's absolutely fantastic. I've been a Tortoise / Johnny Mcentyre fan for a long time time & Johnny's production certainly has something to do w/ my love for this album, but this is my first Broken Social Scene record & it's officially got me hooked. It's mellow with movement, gentle but still keeps me grooving to it. Its got interesting instrumentation a wide variety of songs, great production.... I'll just stop. buy it. support some great music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The band is back May 4, 2010
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I'm very critical when it comes to modern indie rock. I feel like a lot of bands like to slip by on fads, cookie cutter copies and cornball music that is very for-the-moment (basically, music we'll look back on and laugh at). Broken Social Scene is not one of those bands. Everything I've heard them put out has been fresh yet classic sounding. Aside from a few creative decisions made here and there, I'd say this album is a good example of music that was made to last.

Track by track:

"World Sick" - The first song I heard from this album, thanks to the people at stereogum. This brought back the classic sound that I felt was missing from the last two "Broken Social Scene Presents..." albums. (I know a lot of people will disagree with me here, but I much prefer the collective band releases over the Kevin Drew/Brendan Canning semi-solo affairs.) Anyway, this song is the perfect introduction to an epic album. (10/10)

"Chase Scene" - I still don't know if I'm completely sold on this song. The synths and drumming pattern is very current and fits in nicely with the popular indie trends but that is also the problem. It might sound good to some this year but who knows what we'll think in 2011. (5/10)

"Texico Bitches" - Probably the best song title on the album - a toe-tapper with a great hook. The vocals, instrumentation, and the Yoshimi-style yelps in the background make this an instantly likable track with a few twists and turns. (9/10)

"Forced to Love" - The verse is pretty typical BSS (which is a good thing), then the chorus explodes as they tend to do on most of the songs this band puts out. Overall, a catchy song but there's definitely better stuff to be heard on the album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do you like to forgive? Do you like rock? Either way you WILL like...
Do you like to forgive? Do you like rock? Either way you WILL like this album! Hot stuff! Oh yes, indeed!
Published 6 months ago by raphalen
2.0 out of 5 stars Damaged Artwork
The description of the product led me to believe that the entire CD (including artwork) would be in excellent condition. This was not the case. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Ben Costa
5.0 out of 5 stars best pop for 2010
In a year that saw the release of several great pop/rock albums this one holds its own. Yes, Arcade Fire got most of the ink and praise, but Forgiveness Rock Record is song for... Read more
Published on July 29, 2012 by todd
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing Record
A fantastic record from start to finish. By far the best BBS record so far. One of the best albums released last year. Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by JesseRoy
4.0 out of 5 stars Love & Hate
This is a band you can love & sometimes hate. They have a song (maybe 10), destined to become your favorite(s), & they also (like Flaming Lips) have weird, aimless jams guaranteed... Read more
Published on May 2, 2011 by Jacktavish
4.0 out of 5 stars Doing it for the Money
Lifelong fan of the band. This record is okay for three songs. And they are good songs worth buying. Read more
Published on February 19, 2011 by swede1989
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but no there best
I must preface saying that I love bss and just saw them about a month ago. And I do have to say I pretty much like all the songs on the album very much. Read more
Published on October 3, 2010 by Steve Hutchman
5.0 out of 5 stars Summer Soundtrack of 2010
Yeah man! Great mix of pop, rock and a dash of electronica.Never boring as the styles change from song to song. Read more
Published on August 27, 2010 by Lard Helmet
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album
I really enjoy this album because it has a lot of variety within it. Different artists sing and play instruments on different tracks. Read more
Published on July 30, 2010 by Malorie Clough
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs To Be Forgiven
After albums like You Forgot It in People and their self-titled album, this is a bit of a disappointment. Not that it's a bad album, but far too Pop for its own good.
Published on May 30, 2010 by Elyon
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