You Forgot It In People - Broken Social Scene
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 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.
  2. There's a lot of the year to go still, but this one's going to be hard to beat.
  3. "People" boasts an uncommon beauty and originality, brimming with tunes that glimmer with pure magic.
  4. Like no other pop album you've ever heard.
  5. Simultaneously complex and unassuming, You Forgot It In People has punch that will stimulate even the cagiest listener, curious quirks and all.
  6. This is good, solid pop music, engaging the head, the gut and that annoying voice you sing along in when you think no one's listening.
  7. You really don't know what you're dealing with until you sit down and take in the freewheeling beauty of one of the year's best.
  8. 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]
  9. The most shocking aspect about You Forgot It in People is just how easily everything seems to be accomplished. Every note and transition is smooth and effortless, and there is such a wealth of brilliantly executed music.
  10. After such a wonderful introduction, however, the rest of the album devolves into a strictly hit or miss affair.
  11. This record explodes with song after song of endlessly replayable, perfect pop.
  12. 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.
  13. A leftfield classic. [Oct 2003, p.100]
  14. A mixed bag of hit-or-miss pop-oriented tunes.
  15. 83
    Optimistic, ambient indie rock that floats between the bubble bath and the deep blue sea. [Sep 2003, p.115]
  16. You Forgot It In People is a tremendously accomplished album, magnificently achieving its goal of creating bonafide pop music and doing so with admirable style.
  17. 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.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Apr 7, 2011
    9
    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- Full Review »
  2. JustinB.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    what an album!
  3. BookerP
    Jul 21, 2003
    10
    Demands 10 listens to even comment. Different. Familiar. Hey, this is pretty good -- I love this song -- wait -- holy shi--