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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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  • Audio CD (18 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: EP, Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Arts & Crafts
  • ASIN: B000AP2ZTE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 728,914 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Our Faces Split The Coast In Half
2. Ibi Dreams Of Pavement (A Better Day)
3. 7/4 (Shoreline)
4. Finish Your Collapse And Stay For Breakfast
5. Major Label Debut
6. Fire Eye'd Boy
7. Windsurfing Nation
8. Swimmers
9. Hotel
10. Handjobs For The Holidays
11. Superconnected
12. Bandwitch
13. Tremoloa Debut
14. It's All Gonna Break

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. P. Greenhalgh VINE VOICE on 3 Nov 2005
Format: Audio CD
My recommendation is to get the CD+EP version. It is beautifully packaged with an extra EP; it will possibly cost you little, if any, more.
If you liked Broken Social Scene 'You Forgot It In People' then in all probability you will wish to hear this too, but I guess you already know that. If you like any/all of Stars, Metric and Feist you need this – as Amy Millan, Emily Haines and Leslie Feist provide almost all the female vocals here, backed up by Torquil Campbell (Stars) on male vocals and a whole host of talented musicians who all come and go with the tracks, for Broken Social Scene is a ‘collective’ and not a ‘band’.
Something in me tells me that, as such, it shouldn’t really work as a cohesive unit but the undeniable fact is that on this album it does – so much so that, despite my original intention, I’ve now decided not to name tracks – it is an album best listened to in its entirety. As you might expect it is an album that generally wears its heart on its sleeve. It does often have a fairly clear political edge – that is predominantly anti-war, anti-Bush – which is hardly surprising given the conspirators previous convictions.
The bonus EP ‘To Be You and Me’ alluded to above, which is mostly much more biased towards electronica than the album it accompanies, starts with ‘Her Disappearing Theme’ on which the only vocals are distorted whispers. The abstract theme seems set to continue with the happy/harmless start of the next track, but during the first minute the mood changes entirely. Perhaps deemed too risky for the album itself this six-minute-long anti-war epic, ‘Canada vs. America’ evolves in a way that is surprising.
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By Demob Happy on 22 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Broken Social Scene are a very unusual band. A huge cast of musicians participate on this record in a democratic process that leaves the producers with a lot of work to do, trying to make sense of what can often sound like two or three songs playing at the same time. The result, on some of their more conventional indie tracks, is a cross between the laconic daze of Dinosaur Jnr and the warped intensity of My Bloody Valentine. However, they also excel at jazzy post-rock and - on this record - Prince-style R&B!

Whereas the overcrowded, shape-shifting production was a principle factor of their last (great) record 'You Forgot it in People', on this record it entirely defines it. Songs and melodies slip in and out of focus, revealing little galaxies of blurred notes and voices beyond the principal 'song' structures, time-signatures trip and flip; at moments it sounds like you are stuck between stations on an analogue radio dial.

The album opens with a the jazzy, shimmering alt-rock of 'Our faces split the coast in half', with a moody Bernard Hermann-style brass section and half-submerged vocals that sound like something sampled for a DJ Shadow record. Picking up where 'Pacific Theme' left off on the last record, this is one of the best tracks for me. 'Ibi dreams of pavement (a better day)' is one of their more raucous moments while '7/4 (shoreline)' is this album's 'Almost Crimes', an anthemic, sonic crowd-pleaser with Leslie Feist at the helm.

'Finish your collapse and stay for breakfast' is electronic noodling while 'Major label debut' show their more twee indie sensibilities. 'Fire Eye'd Boy' is another one to satisfy the indie kids, a fine piece of pop-hookery, but then it gets more interesting.
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By 77 on 8 Jan 2008
Format: Audio CD
I assume that people were too busy listening to this collective's must more hyped not-actually-a-debut debut album to give this self-titled gem a fair listen. Or perhaps they were listening to some album called Funeral released the previous year? I don't know the reasoning, but this near-masterpiece has somehow been forgotten about, despite it being one of indie rock's greatest achievements over the past few years. Because 10 or so members wasn't nearly enough, Kevin Drew hired even more dopey Canadians with ridiculous hair to do his dirty work, and the result is one of the most explosive, gorgeous and downright sexy records my ears have ever heard. k-os's verse on 'Windsurfing Nation' is so ridiculously out-of-place, but it works! It all works! Culminating in 'It's All Gonna Break' - a kind of twee version of 'Sister Ray', but with even more sexually confused lyrics - Broken Social Scene is a truly fantastic record, and one that makes me shed a tear when I realise that England is producing nothing this exciting.

Yes, it's better than You Forgot It in People, and it's probably better than you too.
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By James on 4 Mar 2006
Format: Audio CD
Broken Social Scene are one of those band that you either love or your hate them, I admit they are not for everyone but with a record like this you can appeciate how talented they are at their individual instruments. Highlights are '7/4 [Shoreline]' & 'Ibi Dreams Of Pavement [A Better Day]' both songs showcase their sound without going too ecletic, If you are new to the band check out these two tracks and if you like them you will like the rest of the record. Only 4 stars based on this might not be for everyone.
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