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(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.Read more ›
Check out lead singer Jason Collett's side project Zeus, which released a stellar debut the very same year.
However, BSS are still are in the running for best cult, experimental rock band on the planet, with Radiohead (stripped-down, skeletal deconstruction department) & Wilco (country folk-rock laced with atonal noise). Though Chase Scene & All in All on FRR verge close to Stevie Nicks/Bananarama 80's music, this CD is no more a sell-out than Goo by Sonic Youth was. Generally they sound like a poppier mixture of Sonic Youth (Forced to Love), Flaming Lips & Wilco (Ungrateful Little Father). There are also some of the best bass riffs since New Order & The Cure.
As I said, they drop gems of songs out of the sky, then when you expect more of the same, give you some endless overbaked crap. Texico Bitches is immediately likeable, though severely limited lyrically. But despite my confusion/misgivings, I'm glad this band exists. It should give fans of sophisticated rock hope. They have an inspiring drive to their music, a great melodic sense, and a touch (okay, a fistful) of the absurd. Any singer that says "We have to menstruate in disguise," is either divinely inspired or seriously touched. Again, if this is their "mainstream" CD, bring on the mainstream!!
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One of the greatest albums of all time. Every song is great. I never tire of this one.Published 13 months ago by Carin J. Reddig
Do you like to forgive? Do you like rock? Either way you WILL like this album! Hot stuff! Oh yes, indeed!Published on January 29, 2014 by raphalen
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 morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Ben Costa
A fantastic record from start to finish. By far the best BBS record so far. One of the best albums released last year. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by JesseRoy
Lifelong fan of the band. This record is okay for three songs. And they are good songs worth buying. Read morePublished on February 19, 2011 by swede1989
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 morePublished on October 3, 2010 by Steve Hutchman
Yeah man! Great mix of pop, rock and a dash of electronica.Never boring as the styles change from song to song. Read morePublished on August 27, 2010 by Lard Helmet
I really enjoy this album because it has a lot of variety within it. Different artists sing and play instruments on different tracks. Read morePublished on July 30, 2010 by Malorie Clough