THE RETURN OF BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE IS COMPLETE

THE RETURN OF BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE IS COMPLETE

Toronto based collective Broken Social Scene released their first record in seven years last week. Titled Hug Of Thunder its an expansive ride boasting contributions from all 15 original members and positively teems, as with all their albums, with a vast array of distinct progressive musical ideas and idiosyncratic techniques based within an undoubted pop context. The songwriting directions it forges are as mathematical as they are emotive and across its 12 tracks their usual infectious hooks and melodies and thrillingly ambitious experimentation await in equal measure.

I’ll be honest, I thought Broken Social Scene were pretty much done and dusted. That they are still vital in 2017 warms the musical heart. The album’s three singles ‘Halfway Home’, ‘Skyline’ and the title track are below. Get a copy through Arts & Crafts here.

Tracklist

1. Sol Luna
2. Halfway Home
3. Protest Song
4. Skyline
5. Stay Happy
6. Vanity Pail Kids
7. Hug Of Thunder
8. Towers and Masons
9. Victim Lover
10. Please Take Me With You
11. Gonna Get Better
12. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse

 

Halfway Home

Broken Social Scene (CAN)

From the album, ‘Hug Of Thunder’, Arts & Crafts.

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Skyline

Broken Social Scene (CAN)

From the album, ‘Hug Of Thunder’, Arts & Crafts.

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Hug Of Thunder

Broken Social Scene (CAN)

From the album, ‘Hug Of Thunder’, Arts & Crafts.

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