Quick Review (LP): Forgiveness Rock Record by Broken Social Scene

forgivenessrockrecordBroken Social Scene
Forgiveness Rock Record
Arts & Crafts; 2010

My Rating: B-

Best Tracks: “World Sick”, “All to All”, “Meet Me In The Basement”

For starters, “World Sick” is great. Unfortunately, though, I’m not so sure about the rest of these tracks. Truth be told, it’s amazing how bored they sound on the majority of this record. Cool will only take you so far; there has to be some creative intensity below the surface. Aside from the opener, “All to All” shows promise (though at best it’s merely this album’s “Anthems for a 17-Year Old Girl”), and there are decent moments in most of the rest of these tracks. But this is a band that, for all of its talent and experimental vision, shouldn’t be making records that sound like knock-offs of their previous efforts. This one only confirms that, since You Forgot It In People, they have been on a downward slide.

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