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  • Audio CD (June 3, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • ASIN: B00008RBJU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Their other albums are also very good, but start here.
Perfect pop songs with amazing textures and experimentation that wrap it up in a hazy bliss.
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This is easily one of the best albums I have purchased this year.
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166 of 186 people found the following review helpful By treblekicker on June 11, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I've been listening to this disc for months on repeat-- sometimes just this disc for days-- but it wasn't until I began doing research for this review that it began to make sense how a band like this could materialize from out of nowhere with such a powerful, affecting album. I knew from the liners that the group has ten members (fifteen if you include guests); what I didn't know was that all of them have been wandering from band to band within the wildly experimental Toronto music scene for years, or that they all came together from groups like Stars, Do Make Say Think, Treble Charger, A Silver Mt. Zion, and Mascott-- miraculously with the unified goal of making pop music. One of its members told a Toronto weekly that "we'd already made our art-house albums... the whole ideology of trying to write an actual four-minute pop song was completely new to so many of us."
Who could have imagined it would come so easily? This record explodes with songs after song of endlessly replayable, perfect pop. For proof, pick virtually any track: The sound barrier-bursting anthem "Almost Crimes", the subdued, gossamer "Looks Just like the Sun", the Dinosaur Jr.-tinted "Cause = Time", or the shimmering, Jeff Buckley-esque "Lover's Spit". And there's plenty more where that came from. How about the chugging guitar-pop of "Stars and Sons", which spins a distant, churning keyboard drone beneath the best moments of Spoon's Girls Can Tell and punctuates it with a barrage of percussive hand-claps. Or "Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl" which showcases Emily Haines' melting alto caught in a beautiful, cyclical refrain and modified by about a hundred vocal effects while violins float atop subtle banjo plucking and cascading toms.
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43 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Blackberries on October 5, 2003
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In my opinion, You Forgot It in People is the best underground record of the year. Rabid rock anthems are fused with brilliantly laid-back, coasting tunes that together make one of the most compatible and delightful albums I've heard in a long while. A few other reviewers covered the Broken Social Scene's members routes, but bear in mind, this cd sounds nothing like their other band's recordings. You Forgot It In People is a spectacular aberation, something I certainly can't draw comparisons to. I'm a big fan of richly textured songs that build up and break out into crushing rock outs. The bulk of this recording is made up of songs just like that. Songs that have you nodding your head the whole way through, but at a certain point, just explode into phenomenal rock excursions. In addition to the heartpounding tracks, BSS added a few other smooth, flowing tracks (Looks Just Like the Sun and Pacific Theme) that are really great as well. My favorite songs on the record are Cause=Time, Stars and Sons, Almost Crimes and Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl. I recommend this to all.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Omari Wise on August 7, 2004
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This is simply the greatest pop record of the decade to date; it's just a total embarrassment of musical riches. There are a few obvious influences here (Jeff Buckley, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and New Order, to name a few), but the end result is simply unlike anything else. "Symphonic noise-pop" might be the best description for the music produced by this amazing collective, which is composed of members of veteran Canadian art-rock bands such as KC Accidental and Do Make Say Think, as well as the pop groups Metric and Stars.

Perhaps the most astonishing thing about this album is the way that it manages to be extremely immediate (songs like "KC Accidental" and "Stars And Sons" are basically the sonic equivalent of an amphetamine rush), yet it reveals numerous subtleties upon repeated listens. The gorgeous production brings a great deal of detail to the fore, like the gentle banjo floating under the hypnotic vocals in "Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl," or the silvery guitar fills during the operatic conclusion of "Cause = Time."

I picked this up six months ago and have probably listened to it every single day since; the euphoric first side evokes the first rays of sunshine flooding your bedroom in the morning, while the languid second side is perfect to drift off to sleep to. You Forgot It In People is an instant classic and an absolutely essential purchase for anyone that's even remotely interested in thoughtful, well-crafted pop music.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "" on June 8, 2003
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I feel like taking back some of the Canadian jokes I've made over the years. At least in the world of music, Canada's Broken Social Scene sort of has me eating my words (although they DO still say "eh").
There are plenty of reviews from critics which sum up the greatness of the album So I suppose it's my job to put those reviews into perspective. Are you likely to be blown away, and have your world changed, after hearing this record? Maybe, maybe not. But there are plenty of ground-breaking records out there that put many of us to sleep, and enough run-of-the-mill pop records that we all love. What makes this album exceptional is that it puts so many different types of styles of music together, evoking a broad palette of emotions and ideas. The melding of "inventive" and "pop" assures me that you're bound to like 80-90% of the record, if not the whole thing.
This fusion is certainly a mixed blessing--for example, how many people are going to love "I'm Still Your Fag," "Cause=Time," AND "Anthems"? Yet for me, after countless listens, none of the 13 can really be considered throwaway tracks. You may read reviews which point to specific tracks as weaknesses in the record, making it less than perfect. I propone that because this album tries to stretch itself over so many genres, some people struggle to place each of the tracks in the context of the whole.
I'd certainly pick up the record. I have no idea if this will become well-known and important, but no question: You Forgot It In People is some great music from a surprisingly good Canadian band. It's aboot time.
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buy either one, although the alternate cover is harder to find, i'm pretty sure they're the same thing.
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