Broken Social Scene

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 126 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 126

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  1. Stoo
    Oct 5, 2005
    3
    What??? Why?? why did they do this? The first album was one of my favorites of all time. Listening to this 39 times I can't make myself like it. Why didn't they make a diversely interesting album like the first? Why did they make every song the same pile of mush? Biggest dissapointment of the year. Two or three songs are somewhat catchy / interesting.
  2. FredS
    Oct 7, 2005
    3
    Biggest dissapointment of the year. The vocals are mixed way too low, but since the lyrics stink that is probably for the best. There are some good songs but most of it sounds like they are trying to replicate "Almost Crimes" on every track. This is also an amazingly pretentious album which really suprised me. The last two songs clock in at 17 minutes, and they should both be relegated to Biggest dissapointment of the year. The vocals are mixed way too low, but since the lyrics stink that is probably for the best. There are some good songs but most of it sounds like they are trying to replicate "Almost Crimes" on every track. This is also an amazingly pretentious album which really suprised me. The last two songs clock in at 17 minutes, and they should both be relegated to B-sides in my opinion. BSS has grown too big and released a smarmy, self-indulgent wreck. Expand
  3. mao
    Oct 7, 2005
    3
    It's hard to believe this is the same band that made "You Forgot It In People". That record changed my life, and restored my love of music. This one is a rambling, shambolic mess of overproduction and underdeveloped tunes.
  4. RichardG
    Oct 21, 2005
    0
    This CD is highly overrated. It is a complete mess with too many musicians and horrible mixing. A total disappointment.
  5. CP
    Oct 23, 2005
    0
    Poorly-advised mess is the simplest way to describe what I find to be the worst album of the decade.
  6. CA
    Oct 27, 2005
    2
    Although A&C has an impressve line up with Feist, Jason Collett and New Buffallo, BSS is an alienating group of overindulgent hipsters who have mysteriously ridden a wave of underground buzz past their first overrated failiure of an album. This new outting is embarrassingly directionless. I'm sorry I baught it.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Billboard
    80
    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. Blender
    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.