Broken Social Scene

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. It is not a terrible album by any means; just an unfocussed and sprawling one.
  2. Broken Social Scene confuses integrity with indulgence, burying good songs under way too much studio tomfoolery. [10 Oct 2005]
  3. Broken Social Scene is a gratuitous collection of repetitive pocket-symphony anthems for the indie set and an unsuccessful regurgitation of You Forgot It in People's rareness.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 126 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 78
  2. Negative: 6 out of 78
  1. danieljo
    Oct 12, 2005
    10
    Better than You Forgot It In People. All the negative reviews come down to lazy listeners, and the fact that these listeners/reviewers Better than You Forgot It In People. All the negative reviews come down to lazy listeners, and the fact that these listeners/reviewers diidn't give the album enough time to grow on them. Full Review »
  2. DrewK
    Oct 8, 2005
    4
    Challenging and unsatisfying. Not a good combo. I'm tremendously disappointed in this album.
  3. Apr 17, 2014
    9
    Despite the uneven tone of the record, the sloppiness of some tracks ("Bandwitch", "Windsurfing Nation"), the pretentiousness of the lyrics ofDespite the uneven tone of the record, the sloppiness of some tracks ("Bandwitch", "Windsurfing Nation"), the pretentiousness of the lyrics of almost all the songs, this is a pretty good follow up to YFIIP, and nearly tops it. Love it. BSS is one of my fave bands ever. Full Review »