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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  1. Positive: 55 out of 55
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  1. Feb 15, 2014
    10/10. Obscure lyrics, fun instrumentation, and memorable hooks made this album one of my favorites. Since this review needs to have 150 characters, I have to babble nonsensically now. Expand
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    Excellent. Each song sounds completely different from the one before it, which is really rare in any genre of music. I got into this magnificent band back in High School and I haven't been disappointed yet. My interest was peaked when I was really into a band called At The Drive-In, and I saw a review that said the infamous "for fans of/if you like these guys check out/fans who bought this album also bought this" tag line which I have always ignored back then(and still do for that matter) but I saw their name and thought "oh now see that's a band name! These guys have to be good!" And so, I purchased You Forgot In People and INSTANTLY I was almost brought to tears at it's beauty. Might sound over dramatic, and maybe even a little embellished, but the point I want to convey is it's that good. At the end of this album you will jump from your couch or chair or bed and scream "BRAVO!!!!" Expand
  3. Apr 7, 2011
    This is unlike anything I've ever heard. Completely different from any indie pop I have ever listened too. Broken Social Scene consists of 20+ members in the band and strangely enough, they make it sound so good. Each track sounds wonderful. "Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl" is the stand out track. All In All, You Forgot It In People is a great album. A- Expand
  4. May 10, 2011
    Easily their best album(which is weird because the last one had NO lyrics) to date and a landmark for mainstream indie music. Every song is perfectly produced and layered but as a lyricist Kevin Drew needs to take a bit more time and stop trying to say really stupid stuff. Overall a solid album that can be overrated most of the time. Expand

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