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Something for All of Us... [VINYL]

Brendan Canning Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (22 Sep 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Arts and Crafts
  • ASIN: B0019EPL3C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 737,673 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Something For All Of Us
2. Chameleon
3. Hit the Wall
4. Snowballs And Iceicles
5. Churches Under The Stairs
6. Love Is New
7. Antique Bull
8. All The Best Wooden Toys Come From Germany
9. Possible Grenade
10. Been At It So Long
11. Take Care, Look Up

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine solo album 3 Aug 2008
Format:Audio CD
'Something For All Of Us' is the second offering from the 'Broken Social Scene presents' series, in which members of the Toronto collective deliver semi-solo albums, with extensive help from bandmates. This was worrying at first: part of the group's charm has always been its community spirit, so it's good to see guitarist/bassist Brendan Canning keeping it alive with the title and sleeve art. As such, the album features plenty of cameos from, as he puts it, "good friends who pass through and lend a hand".

Canning has always been the quiet genius lurking in the shadows, so don't expect much showmanship or deep soulsearching - that's always been the job of frontman and general mastermind Kevin Drew, who continued his role with last year's disc, and this album's impressive predecessor, Spirit If...: Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew. Fittingly, 'Something For All Of Us' is an understated record, an archetypal 'grower' that doesn't really get going until the third track 'Hit The Wall', which is reminiscent of Broken Social Scene's powerpop classics like '7/4 (Shoreline)' and 'Fire Eye'd Boy'. This is the only track that truly knocks you out on first listen, the rest of the album takes its time to unfurl.

Some of the best tracks here are the ones that glide along serenely, relaxing but also fascinatingly enigmatic. 'Snowballs And Icicles' is a stripped-back, fingerpicked track perfectly suited to Canning's soft, shy voice. 'Antique Bull' is jazzy and relaxing, with Lisa Lobsinger's vocals providing the same lazy charm that characterised her on/off band Reverie Sound Revue.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very close second to 'Spirit If' 24 July 2008
By UncertaintyPrinciple - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
When I learned that Broken Social Scene would be releasing solo efforts for all their members, I thought it was a great and original idea, but at the same time I was curious how the individual efforts would compare to eachother.

Brendan Canning's 'Something For All of Us' is definately in the same vein as Kevin Drew's 'Spirit If' and previous BSS efforts in both melody and mood, but what sets this apart from 'Spirit If' is that while 'Spirit If' had more of a focus on a lighter, drifty, accoutic sound throughout the album, Canning's record spends more time on crunching guitar-based songs. Which is not a fault at all, just a difference you might notice from Drew's effort.

Thats not to say that there isnt a softer side to the album, tracks like 'Chameleon' and 'Take Care, Look Up' have a wonderful softer ambient vibe to them and do well to break up the album, as does the funky 'Love Is New' which reminds me of the great BSS track 'Hotel'

The only weak part of the album is track 'Antique Bull' which is a soft, almost Nora Jones-like puff song which seems out of place on the album.

Other than that, if you liked 'Spirit If', or any other releases by BSS, you will definitely find something to like here. Its an album that reveals its depth over multiple listens and is definitely one of the stronger BSS releases. Between this and 'Spirit If' I would have to give the edge to 'Spirit If' because I think that album's melodies are a bit more clever and lyrics a bit more biting than what you would find here.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something For All of Us 22 July 2008
By Andrew Vice - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
On Brendan Canning's first 'solo' effort (and the second in what is intended to become a long list of titles in the Broken Social Scene Presents series) the singer-songwriter works to show that he is as instrumental to Broken Social Scene's influential catalog as Kevin Drew, who released a BSS Presents title in 2007. Something For All of Us is a record of progressively-styled alternative rockers mixed with beautiful ambient-tinged ballads. Listening to Something For All of Us and Kevin Drew's Spirit If serves to illustrate just what side of BSS' sound each man is responsible for. Where Drew, an admitted worshipper of J. Mascis and Dinosaur Jr, can be seen crafting the straightforward balls-to-the-walls rock and bedroom-dreamer pop, Canning is clearly responsible for the less accessible, more spacious shoegazing aspects of Broken Social Scene.

On the title track, Canning introduces the smokey shoegaze sound that prevails over much of the record. The album slows down on the second track, Chameleon, where Canning displays his demonstrated love of horns, luscious chants, and slow-burners. Possible Grenade seems to wink at Kevin Drew's love of Dinosaur Jr and catchy rock hooks, and closer Take Care, Look Up is a spacey gauze of sound akin to Galaxie 500. The album runs the gammut between heavy rocking tracks and gentle pop ballads, and though the tracklisting can be at times erratic, Something For All of Us manages to be a constantly engaging and thoroughly enjoyable pop record, and a welcome addition to Broken Social Scene's excellent discography.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brendan Canning - Something For All of Us... 5 Sep 2008
By S. D. Mason - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Something For All of Us... (2008, Arts & Crafts) Brendan Canning's first studio album. ***

When Canning and Drew started Broken Social Scene in 1999, it seemed like a great idea; some of the greatest musicians from Canada getting together and forming a huge supergroup. And it wasn't until 2001 that their first album, Feel Good Lost, appeared. It was frustrating, a collection of nearly all instrumentals from a group that was certainly more capable than that. Eventually the band let loose, and on their second two releases ran wild, especially on the self-titled third album.

Now, Brendan Canning is a talented musician, and his debut is a bit of a head-scratcher. It's all very easy to listen to, and there are moments where a few concurrent songs form together and form an atmosphere. And that's when it's working the way he wants it, but when Something For All of Us... isn't on, well, it's just bleak. The start isn't bad, but it isn't captivating. There's enough energy in the title track, but it all disappears for the dreamy "Chameleon," which, while being a decent tune, isn't the musical landscape Canning believes it is. And it's like this the whole way through; depending on the listener, there are tracks that work and tracks that don't, and it will differ for every set of ears. What Something For All of Us... proves, though, is that Canning can be a decent songwriter without Drew or the rest of the band. And while it isn't stunning in any sense, he joins the list of artists from Broken Social Scene to put out entertaining solo material.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brendan Canning IS Broken Social Scene 19 Oct 2012
By JohnnySwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Amazing! Sounds just like BSS. "Hit the Wall" is an amazing song. This is a must buy for all Broken Social Scene fans!
4.0 out of 5 stars For All of Us BSS fans 19 Aug 2008
By Dustin Payne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Like many Broken Social Scene albums, this one is full of noise, texture, and low-mixed vocals. What this album shows is how much involvement Mr. Canning actually has in the sound of BSS, even though he has only provided vocals on a few tracks. For those that enjoy the loud and up-tempo BSS songs, this album is for you. I prefer this one over Kevin Drew's album, as this seems more together, with better sound quality and instrumentation. Any fan of the other BSS albums will be sure to love this one as well.
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