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