Forgiveness Rock Record

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 48
  2. Negative: 2 out of 48

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  1. MarkB.
    May 29, 2010
    4
    YFIIP & S/T were great. The early 00s are over though, & they haven't grown. There is nothing mature about it - Me & My Hand, come on. If Lisa Lobsinger wasn't part of the full time cast, this band would be doomed. I guess with everyone having successful and creative bands, there must be some sense of loyalty or friendship to Drew to keep this thing going. 2.5 spins was as much YFIIP & S/T were great. The early 00s are over though, & they haven't grown. There is nothing mature about it - Me & My Hand, come on. If Lisa Lobsinger wasn't part of the full time cast, this band would be doomed. I guess with everyone having successful and creative bands, there must be some sense of loyalty or friendship to Drew to keep this thing going. 2.5 spins was as much as I could stand. Expand
  2. May 10, 2011
    6
    I appreciate McEntire's production but overall he had little to work with since this IS BSS. There are some career defining tunes on this album but overall it's reach exceeds it's grasp.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Though clearly as replete with imagination as they are with personnel, Broken Social Scene would benefit from the attentions of a less indulgent producer.
  2. 70
    Their fourth full-length has certain recurring quirks: skittery hi-hats, guitar lines to whistle along to, junk poetry sneered as if into a wind chamber. Blame a new emphasis on songwriting, never their strength, over sound-making.
  3. It's fantastic, as is so much of Forgiveness Rock Record, a collation of so many talents that it's practically bursting at the seams.