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Broken Social Scene

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Broken Social Scene materialized in 1999 when K.C. Accidental's Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, formerly of By Divine Right, bonded their friendship by forming a band. They spent the next few years honing an atmospheric rock sound in their native Toronto, and the dynamic was great. Feel Good Lost marked their debut album in 2001 and introduced a revolving cast of Canadian indie musicians. Drew's fellow mate from Do Make Say Think, Charles Spearin, was added to the band, as well as Evan Cranley (Stars), James Shaw, and Emily Haines (Metric). By the time their guitar-fueled sophomore effort, You Forgot It in People, was released in fall 2002, Broken Social Scene had become an 11-piece collective. Jason Collett, Andrew Whiteman, Justin Peroff, and Leslie Feist fulfilled the band's bombastic, orchestrated sound, and critics loved it. You Forgot It in People was a buzz among indie cohorts, and plans for a stateside release on Arts & Crafts was slated for the following summer. A surprise, however, coincided with those plans in spring 2003 when Broken Social Scene won a Juno for Alternative Album of the Year for You Forgot It in People. In a bid to maintain praise from critics, the band issued its first ever B-sides and rarities collection, Bee Hives, in spring 2004. For the band's 2005 self-titled studio album, Broken Social Scene once again joined up with producer David Newfeld. Additional contributions by select members of Stars, Metric, Do Make Say Think, Raising the Fawn, the Dears, and others contributed to the ambitious sounds of Broken Social Scene. A joint North American tour with Feist followed its release. In 2007, Kevin Drew released the first installment in a series of "Broken Social Scene Presents" solo outings called Spirit If..., followed in 2008 by Brendan Canning's Something for All of Us..., both of which featured appearances from nearly all the other members of the band. The group's fifth full-length offering, Forgiveness Rock Record, arrived in May 2010, and hit number one on the Canadian albums chart, and peaked at 34 on the Billboard 200. The band officially went on hiatus shortly after completing its tour in support of the album, but did make an appearance headlining the 2013 Field Trip Arts & Crafts Music Festival, which celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Arts & Crafts label. More festival appearances followed in 2015 and 2016, and in March 2017 they issued "Halfway Home," the first single from their much-anticipated sixth studio album, Hug of Thunder, which notably featured both Feist and Haines returning for vocal duties. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Stations Featuring
Broken Social Scene

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Albums by
Broken Social Scene

Top Songs by
Broken Social Scene

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Cause = Time
  3.   7/4 (Shoreline)
  4.   KC Accidental
  5.   Stars and Sons
  6.   World Sick
  7.   Pacific Theme
  8.   Halfway Home
  9.   All To All
  10.   Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl
  11.   Almost Crimes
  12.   Skyline
  13.   Hug of Thunder
  14.   Forced To Love
  15.   Lover's Spit by Feist
  16.   Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)
  17.   Texico Bitches
  18.   Please Take Me with You
  19.   Last Place
  20.   Swimmers
  21.   Sweetest Kill
  22.   Fire Eye'd Boy
  23.   Protest Song
  24.   Victim Lover
  25.   Anthems for a 17 Year Old Girl
  26.   Sentimental X's
  27.   Looks Just Like the Sun
  28.   Passport Radio
  29.   Stay Happy
  30.   Windsurfing Nation
  31.   Art House Director
  32.   Mossbraker
  33.   Bandwitch
  34.   Superconnected
  35.   Hotel
  36.   Ambulance for the Ambience
  37.   Market Fresh
  38.   Guilty Cubicles
  39.   Wild Goose
  40.   Bruised Ghosts
  41.   Major Label Debut
  42.   Blues for Uncle Gibb
  43.   Prison Province
  44.   Her Disappearing Theme
  45.   Highway Slipper Jam
  46.   Backyards
  47.   Ungrateful Little Father
  48.   All My Friends
  49.   Deathcock
  50.   Not at My Best
  51.   I Slept with Bonhomme at the CBC
  52.   Gonna Get Better
  53.   Towers and Masons
  54.   Mother Mother
  55.   Let's Get Out of Here
  56.   Starts With a Big Finish
  57.   Love Will Tear Us Apart by Mychael Danna
  58.   Me and My Hand
  59.   Water in Hell
  60.   Romance to the Grave
  61.   Chase Scene
  62.   No Smiling Darkness/Snake Charmers Assocation
  63.   Canada vs. America
  64.   It's All Gonna Break
  65.   Handjobs for the Holidays
  66.   Our Faces Split the Coast in Half
  67.   Time = Cause
  68.   Weddings
  69.   Pitter Patter Goes My Heart
  70.   I'm Still Your Fag
  71.   Shampoo Suicide
  72.   Late Nineties Bedroom Rock for the Missionaries
  73.   Capture the Flag
  74.   Cranley's Gonna Make It
  75.   Love and Mathematics
  76.   Alive in 85
  77.   Stomach Song
  78.   Da Dada
  79.   Sol Luna
  80.   Tremoloa Debut
  81.   Puff the Magic Dragon
  82.   Feel Good Last Reprise
  83.   Feel Good Lost
  84.   Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse
  85.   Vanity Pail Kids
  86.   hHallmark
  87.   Baroque Social
  88.   Finish Your Collapse and Stay for Breakfast
  89.   Baby You're in Luck
  90.   Meet Me in the Basement
  91.   [Untitled]