Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Music 101: Forgiveness Rock Record, Broken Social Scene
Alright, so lately, I've been tired and uninspired. Tired and uninspired by and of the musical likings of many. Auto-tune and no musical capability just aren't cutting it for me, and so I have tried to listen to the classics, strictly, and NOTHING else.
That was until I found this little band called Broken Social Scene. All rules were broken, all bets were off.
Broken Social Scene was formed in 1999 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, and consists of anywhere from 6 to 19 members. (Meaning, they alternate who plays what and work according to everyone's schedule. Each member in the band is apart of at least one other group besides Broken Social Scene.) The band, based out of Canada, is known for combining classical ideas and indie/post/dream/pop-rock into their songs.
B.S.S. just released their fourth Album, Forgiveness Rock Record, in May of 2010.
This album has officially put this band in a league of its own.
Broken Social Scene, with the help of producer John McEntire, have manufactured an album that is simply defined as pure joy. They have masterly fused together bits and pieces from many genres of music and many completely different instruments. They have made it humanly impossible for anyone to not like at least one of the songs on this album. Their catchy tunes, and even catchier lyrics make it hard for one to stop listening. This album is paving the way for indie rock musicians everywhere. With Forgiveness Rock Record comes diversity, mature sounds, infectious beats, and an all around influential and amazing musical experience.
Songs: "World Sick", "Texico", and "Forced To Love" are my top 3 song choices of the album.
Overall Album Rating: 2 out of 2 thumbs are up.
If you like: Indie Rock, Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, M83, LCD Soundsystem, Temper Trap, Band of Horses, Wilco, Belle and Sebastian.
You will surely like: Broken Social Scene.
So put down your Lady Gaga, and give Broken Social Scene a good listen. You're sure to be pleased.
Written by Kendra.