Forgiveness Rock Record (Review “reposted”)


Here is part two of a ten part of reviewing the 2010 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominees. (original review)
This time it is Broken Social Scene’s fourth album “Forgiveness Rock Record“.

Its been five years since the big Toronto indie band released a full album.
If you exclude the “Broken Social Scene Presents:” which didn’t had that Broken Social Scene feel.
Its a great welcome back for the band.
This album is filled with great BSS guitar rocking tunes in World Sick, Forced To Love, Meet Me In the Basement and Water In Hell.
There is a change when you listen to All To All which is very techno beats which is not from the norm in BSS.
Art House Director feels like it was a track that was left off from Charles Spearin’s Happiness Project.
Great to hear Emily, Amy and Feist on Sentimental X’s.
Overall its a great album but it won’t compare to their massive successful self-titled and “You Forgot It In People”.
Still love listening to “World Sick” which is one great epic BSS track.
But its great the band has an album out and selling out shows in North America.
On Polaris (One of two which get me in trouble): The chances of this album winning will be 50%.
Artistic merit it is a well produced album and more of a indie rock album.
If it does win there will be a big shock. If the Polaris Prize happened in 2002 when “If You Forgot It In People” was released it would have been hands down to win it.
The only reason they wouldn’t win is that they are already an establish band and definitely don’t need the prize money.

Best tracks:

  • World Sick
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  • Chase Scene
  • Texico Bitches
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  • Forced To Love
  • Art House Director
  • Meet Me In The Basement
  • Sentimental X’s
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  • Sweetest Kill
  • Water In Hell

If I rate this, it would be 9/10.
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