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Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene materialized in 1999 when K.C. Accidental's Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, formerly of By Divine Right, bonded their friendship by forming a band. They spent the next few years honing an atmospheric rock sound in their native Toronto, and the dynamic was great. Feel Good Lost marked their debut album in 2001 and introduced a revolving cast of Canadian indie musicians. Drew's fellow mate from Do Make Say Think, Charles Spearin, was added to the band, as well as Evan Cranley (Stars), James Shaw, and Emily Haines (Metric). By the time their guitar-fueled sophomore effort, You Forgot It in People, was released in fall 2002, Broken Social Scene had become an 11-piece collective. Jason Collett, Andrew Whiteman, Justin Peroff, and Leslie Feist fulfilled the band's bombastic, orchestrated sound, and critics loved it. You Forgot It in People was a buzz among indie cohorts, and plans for a stateside release on Arts & Crafts was slated for the following summer. A surprise, however, coincided with those plans in spring 2003 when Broken Social Scene won a Juno for Alternative Album of the Year for You Forgot It in People. In order to maintain praise from critics, the band issued its first ever B-sides and rarities collection, Bee Hives, in spring 2004. For the band's 2005 self-titled studio album, Broken Social Scene once again joined up with producer David Newfeld. Additional contributions by select members of Stars, Metric, Do Make Say Think, Raising the Fawn, the Dears, and others contributed to the ambitious sounds of Broken Social Scene. A joint North American tour with Feist followed its release. In 2007, Kevin Drew released the first installment in a series of "Broken Social Scene Presents" solo outings called Spirit If..., followed in 2008 by Brendan Canning's Something for All of Us..., both of which featured appearances from nearly all the other members of the band. The group's fifth full-length offering, Forgiveness Rock Record, arrived in May 2010, and hit number one on the Canadian albums chart, and peaked at 34 on the Billboard 200. The band officially went on hiatus shortly after completing its tour in support of the album, but did make an appearance headlining the 2013 Field Trip Arts & Crafts Music Festival, which celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Arts & Crafts label. More festival appearances followed in 2015 and 2016, and in March 2017 they issued "Halfway Home," the first single from their much-anticipated sixth studio album, Hug of Thunder, which notably featured both Feist and Haines returning for vocal duties. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Broken Social Scene

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Albums by
Broken Social Scene

Top Songs by
Broken Social Scene

  1.   Song
  2.   Cause = Time
  3.   7/4 (Shoreline)
  4.   KC Accidental
  5.   Stars and Sons
  6.   World Sick
  7.   Pacific Theme
  8.   Halfway Home
  9.   Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl
  10.   All To All
  11.   Skyline
  12.   Almost Crimes
  13.   Hug of Thunder
  14.   Forced To Love
  15.   Lover's Spit by Feist
  16.   Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)
  17.   Texico Bitches
  18.   Sweetest Kill
  19.   Fire Eye'd Boy
  20.   Swimmers
  21.   Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl
  22.   Looks Just Like the Sun
  23.   Sentimental X's
  24.   Passport Radio
  25.   Last Place
  26.   Cranley's Gonna Make It
  27.   Chase Scene
  28.   Love and Mathematics
  29.   Let's Get Out of Here
  30.   Love Will Tear Us Apart by Mychael Danna
  31.   Ungrateful Little Father
  32.   All My Friends
  33.   Baroque Social
  34.   Hotel
  35.   Our Faces Split the Coast in Half
  36.   Market Fresh
  37.   Pitter Patter Goes My Heart
  38.   I'm Still Your Fag
  39.   Blues for Uncle Gibb
  40.   It's All Gonna Break
  41.   [Untitled]
  42.   Mother Mother
  43.   Guilty Cubicles
  44.   Wild Goose
  45.   Water in Hell
  46.   Romance to the Grave
  47.   Highway Slipper Jam
  48.   Feel Good Last Reprise
  49.   Bandwitch
  50.   Handjobs for the Holidays
  51.   Major Label Debut
  52.   Time = Cause
  53.   Da Dada
  54.   Shampoo Suicide
  55.   Late Nineties Bedroom Rock for the Missionaries
  56.   Feel Good Lost
  57.   Stomach Song
  58.   Alive in 85
  59.   Backyards
  60.   Windsurfing Nation
  61.   Deathcock
  62.   Starts With a Big Finish
  63.   I Slept with Bonhomme at the CBC
  64.   Bruised Ghosts
  65.   Baby You're in Luck
  66.   Me and My Hand
  67.   Meet Me in the Basement
  68.   Art House Director
  69.   No Smiling Darkness/Snake Charmers Assocation
  70.   Canada vs. America
  71.   Finish Your Collapse and Stay for Breakfast
  72.   Weddings
  73.   Mossbraker
  74.   Ambulance for the Ambience
  75.   Capture the Flag
  76.   Puff the Magic Dragon
  77.   hHallmark
  78.   Prison Province
  79.   Tremoloa Debut
  80.   Not at My Best
  81.   Superconnected
  82.   Her Disappearing Theme

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