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Universal acclaim- based on 126 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 7 out of 126

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  1. Jun 14, 2013
    Now I'd be lying if I said this an kaleidoscope of a record, but it's almost the truth. Broken Social Scene make a song so chaotic, so melodic, and so captivating all at once. The amount of detail and layers on all these tracks are perfectly textured, only way BSS can do it.

    All In All, Broken Social Scene is an album full of ambition, and for the most part triumph. B+
  2. May 10, 2011
    Didn't feel complete or as cohesive as it should have but is overall a satisfying listen. It's definitely much better than anything after You Forgot it in People. This does beg the question, why haven't these guys taken a more post rock approach to some of their later works? Now that would be brave.
  3. Apr 17, 2014
    Despite 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.

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. A richly textured collection of songs that further explore the possibilities of the group's grooving dream-pop blueprint but stays just weird enough not to attract the ear of mainstream radio.
  2. 80
    The album's plush and detailed enough to invite extensive exploration, and varied enough to not get exhausting. [Oct 2005, p.135]
  3. This exercise in excess makes the ambitious You Forgot It in People seem positively understated by comparison.