Broken Social Scene (album)


Broken Social Scene (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Broken Social Scene
Type = Album
Artist = Broken Social Scene


Released = October 4, 2005
Recorded = 2004-2005
Genre = Indie rock
Length = 63:08
Label = Arts & Crafts
Producer = David Newfeld
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3t9sa9wge23f link]
* Entertainment.ie Rating|4|5 [http://www.entertainment.ie/reviews/review.asp?ID=4321&subcat=CD link]
* Okayplayer rating-10|9.5 [http://www.okayplayer.com/content/view/4276/86/ link]
* Pitchfork (8.4/10.0) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/15685/Broken_Social_Scene_Broken_Social_Scene link]
* PopMatters rating-10|5 [http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/b/brokensocialscene-st2005.shtml link]
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|3|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/brokensocialscene/albums/album/8791143/review/8855823/broken_social_scene link]
* Stylus (B+) [http://stylusmagazine.com/reviews/broken-social-scene/broken-social-scene.htm link]
Last album = "Bee Hives"
(2004)
This album = "Broken Social Scene"
(2005)
Next album = "Spirit If..."
(2007)

"Broken Social Scene" is the title of Broken Social Scene's third studio album. It was released on October 4, 2005. The album was originally to be titled "Windsurfing Nation" [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1505808/20050715/broken_social_scene.jhtml]

The original artwork was to be a cartoon rendition of Pangaea, which was later scrapped in favor of the current artwork drawn by lead singer Kevin Drew.

In addition to the musicians who contributed to the band's prior release "You Forgot It in People", new contributors on "Broken Social Scene" include k-os, Jason Tait (The Weakerthans) and Murray Lightburn (The Dears).

The initial domestic pressings of the album were issued with a seven-track bonus EP, "EP To Be You and Me", a play on Marlo Thomas' educational special "Free to Be… You and Me". The Japanese release is still issued with the EP. The vinyl pressing was released on two records, the first three sides being the album and the fourth being the EP.

The song "Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)" refers to Canadian novelist Ibi Kaslik, a friend of the band.

Awards and reviews

At the 2006 Juno Awards it won the award for Alternative Album of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the inaugural Polaris Music Prize in 2006.

However, the album divided critics more than its predecessor, 2002's "You Forgot It in People". Whereas the earlier album had received almost universal critical praise, "Broken Social Scene"'s looser, less structured songs were praised by some critics, but derided by others as self-indulgent and sloppy.

Track listing

# "Our Faces Split the Coast in Half" – 3:42
# "Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)" – 4:27
# "7/4 (Shoreline)" – 4:53
# "Finish Your Collapse and Stay for Breakfast" – 1:24
# "Major Label Debut" – 4:28
# "Fire Eye'd Boy" – 3:59
# "Windsurfing Nation" – 4:36
# "Swimmers" – 2:55
# "Hotel" – 4:35
# "Handjobs for the Holidays" – 4:39
# "Superconnected" – 5:39
# "Bandwitch" – 6:58
# "Tremoloa Debut" – 0:59
# "It's All Gonna Break" – 9:55

"EP To Be You and Me"

# "Her Disappearing Theme" – 2:54
# "Canada vs. America" – 6:08
# "Baroque Social" – 3:02
# "No Smiling Darkness/Snake Charmers Association" – 5:37
# "All My Friends" – 2:42
# "Major Label Debut (Fast)" – 3:12
# "Feel Good Lost Reprise" – 3:02
# "All the Gods" - (Japanese release only)

ingles

# "Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)" b/w "All the Gods" (2005, 7")
# "7/4 (Shoreline)" b/w "Stars and Spit" (2006, 7")
# "7/4 (Shoreline)" b/w "Stars and Spit" & "Death Cock" (2006, CDS)
# "Fire Eye'd Boy" b/w "Canada vs. America (Exhaust Pipe Remix)" (2006, 7")

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