You Forgot It In People Review

artist: Broken Social Scene date: 04/10/2006 category: compact discs
Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It In People
Released: Oct 15, 2002
Genre: Rock
Styles: Indie Rock, Post-Rock/Experimental
Number Of Tracks: 13
It's certainly a much more accessible release overall and there's bound to be something in here that you'll enjoy.
 Sound: 10
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
You Forgot It In People Reviewed by: lifeofagitbox, on may 02, 2005
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Sound: Like the tide of bands like the Stars and Metric, Broken Social Scene also uses some electronic sounds/beats, and some very interesting instruments along with the normal guitars, drums, bass instruments. They focus a lot more on sound than lyrics, and they try to find interesting ways to do new things. All of their music is very innovative and powering. It really moves you and takes you to another frame of mind. From the opener, "Capture The Flag"'s melodic, no-lyric calling to the ending song, "Pitter Patter Goes My Heart"'s 2+ minutes of violins, you get an array of feelings that are so diverse they're hard to describe. // 10

Lyrics: Only a little over half the songs have lyrics, but when there is lyrics, they're amazing. Though, some are a little uncalled for, and don't always comply 100% with the song's natural feel. They explore themes that only some artists are beginning to dive into, and they make you feel uneasy and timid. Their lyrics have such a powerful effect on you. There's, I believe, 11 people in the band and 4 of them switch off on vocal duties. 3 men and one woman. // 8

Overall Impression: I love pretty much everything about this album because Broken Social Scene is so original and a breath of fresh air for the music community in general (the indie community has it's own helium machine with all the crazy music in it). I really enjoy "KC Accidental" (the bands old name) because it's the perfect choice for the second track. It warps you into the album. "Stars And Sons," "Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl," and "Lover's Spit" really stand out. Even their instrumental songs will stand above other band's vocal songs. Broken Social Scene's music grasps your mind, makes it stand at attntion, and demands to challenge it. // 10

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overall: 10
You Forgot It In People Reviewed by: shkrmkr, on april 10, 2006
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Sound: 'You Forgot It In People' is one of those albums with something for everyone, just like Santa's bag. It shows that pop music still can be done with grace and style. These 13 songs have life of their own, they cautivate with their brilliant and magnificent mixture of lyrics, melodies and sounds, and at the same time each song prepare you for the next track. Music just flow without being brusque or monotonous, and without you even noticing it. The variety of instruments in this album is beaten only by the number of members (if you include the guests, they are around 15). Each one of them contribute creating moments of distinction and sublimity during every songs. Vocals are just great. Kevin Drew, Leslie Feist (Almost Crimes) and Emily Haines (Anthems For A Seventeen Year. Old Girl) really know how to get you in the song and be part of it. Of course, not all the song have lyrics. There are 4 instrumentals that bring back some of the 'Feel Good Lost' great moments, songs that are so expressive without using any word at all, because of the intensity of their geniality. This is, by far, a more accessible album than their previous one, it is more coherent, cohesive, and direct. From rock to ballads, from pop to instrumentals, there is not a single song you won't fall in love with. These songs have a magical armony, pure creativity brought them to life. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics are a case apart, because they show an abstract, obscure and quite unknown side of love and relationships. The song's titles don't give an exact idea of what the lyrics are about, which makes you explore them and be rewarded at the end. It's very difficult to communicate what they did without making some people feel unconfortable or horrified, but these songs prove that music is a real form of expressing your mind because of the song's sincerity and the band's frankness and confidence. // 10

Overall Impression: This album is different, interesting, emotional, thriumphant and original. 'You Forgot It In People' has nothing to complain about, it completely covers and exceeds any possible expectation. After listening to the whole album, you'll just feel delighted knowing these songs are unique. Nothing you've ever heard before can be compared to this record. The sensations and reactions you'll get are hard to describe, because each song takes you to a new different place, a new different dimension. The more you listen to it, the more you like it. A must have for anyone who cares about music as an artform, and anyone who is willing to experiment new things. // 10

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