You Forgot It In People - Broken Social Scene
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  • Summary: The Toronto, Canada indie-rock collective generated a great deal of praise for this 2002 sophomore effort, which was released in the U.S. in June, 2003 for the first time.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Like no other pop album you've ever heard.
  2. This record explodes with song after song of endlessly replayable, perfect pop.
  3. Although listeners who found the first Broken Social Scene release a nice ambient pop treat may be put off by this one's all-over-the-map approach, it's certainly a much more accessible release overall and there's bound to be something in here that you'll enjoy.
  4. 83
    Optimistic, ambient indie rock that floats between the bubble bath and the deep blue sea. [Sep 2003, p.115]
  5. Even though it starts to coast a bit near the end, You Forgot It in People is still a highly enjoyable, effervescent, endlessly inventive album that crosses genres with astonishing ease.
  6. The commitment to iconoclastic expressiveness, which includes belting out some fairly raunchy lyrics, leads to dead ends, but Broken Social Scene never blows it altogether, because it holds onto its hooks to get out of tough corners.
  7. 60
    While all this sounds real pretty and is a pitch-perfect soundtrack for your hip cosmopolitan engagements, You Forgot doesn't have enough stick-to-your-gut songs to sustain a long-term, repeated-listening relationship. [#60, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. chris
    Jun 10, 2003
    Shockingly good, very rewarding upon repeat listenings. The best I've heard in about two years (and I'm a record fiend). Buy it now!
  2. JustinB.
    Sep 25, 2007
    what an album!
  3. jeru
    Nov 6, 2003
    So far the greatest band to explode out of canada, with some of the most intelligent music every. It is beautiful.
  4. StephenS
    Apr 26, 2006
    Like opening a door into a new world. Outstanding!!
  5. ScottC.
    Aug 19, 2007
    Endlessly inventive and re-playable. One effortlessly great song after another covering a huge spectrum of styles. One of the greatest albums of the 2000's so far. Expand
  6. matta
    May 27, 2005
    Incredible album. It works so well as a whole. THere are few albums where the instumentals are as good as the actual songs.
  7. MarkC
    Jul 23, 2003
    A mix of boring instrumentals and a few good indie and pop songs. They don't do their post-rock upbringings any justice on this album.

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