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

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