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So this is probably a really weird time to bring up a band that just went on indefinite hiatus, but I’ve been re-listening to ”You Forgot It in People,” the sophomore album of the now-defunct indie rock group out of Canada, Broken Social Scene, and wanted to share it with you fine folks.
The sound is sometimes a little dirty, like you’re hearing through a raspy filter (like in Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl or Lover’s Spit) but other at other times crisp and clean (like Pacific Theme) and since the band has so many members (not just the pictured 7, additional artists are featured), there is variety abounding.
The singles I love from the album (and that were sometimes picked up for use in tv and movies) are Lover’s Spit, I’m Still Your Fag, Pacific Theme, Cause=Time, and Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl – each is amazing in its own way. The band received a lot of recognition for this work as a seminal indie album of the 2000s, including a listing in JustPressPlay as the 4th best album of the decade. Their review suggests “You Forgot It in People” as a possible desert island album, and I think I’d have to agree. Have fun listening to this standout group composition.
- Emily Mortara
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