Here's To Being Here - Jason Collett
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  • Summary: The fourth solo album for the Broken Social Scene member includes appearances by Liam O'Neil, Tony Scherr, and Andrew Whiteman.
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  1. Each and every single song on here is sprinkled with a certain something to make it outstanding all on its own.
  2. Here's To Being Here is the best kind of homage, a folk-gospel-blues mash-up that sounds like it could be The Velvet Underground's critically adored long-lost country record, if such a thing existed.
  3. Collett's persona never feels like an act or a put-on, he's the real deal. [Winter 2008, p.81]
  4. He'll always sport that BSS tattoo, but with this effort, Jason Collett's no longer searching for a defining sound.
  5. Although not an album of the year candidate or (unfortunately) likely an even noteworthy nod, Collett nonetheless delivers a fine collection of songs.
  6. This mannered, understated virtuosity permeates Collett's music, just like it did the Band's.
  7. Here's to Being Here, is full of smart touches--some harmonica here, a laser-beam synth line there.

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  1. JohnS.
    Feb 22, 2008
    9
    With the exception of a few standout tracks (ie. Roll on Oblivion) this album took a few listens for me to get into. Now I can't stop With the exception of a few standout tracks (ie. Roll on Oblivion) this album took a few listens for me to get into. Now I can't stop listening to it. This is an excellent album that shows a lot of progression from his last. Expand