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Old 07-21-2016, 11:30 PM   #436
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Broken Social Scene ARE the new Menudo!

This was incredible. They were so genuinely happy to be back together, it was visible. And they sounded pretty amazing. Amy Milan joined them, too (NSW would be happy).

They seem really serious about getting back together. I doubt it's a one off album from what Kevin was saying. And I definitely expect a tour.

They played a new song - Gonna Get Better. It's a female lead over a beat, with guitars for color. Slower tempo, but some resemblance to All to All (not as good though). The lyrics in the chorus stood out as not good ("it's gonna get better because it can't get any worse" or something), but I need to hear it in context.

Anyways, I can't believe these guys are back. I seriously missed them. Seeing this show live made me so fucking happy.

Ashley will be happy to know they played Anthems :hides:
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:07 AM   #437
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I was there too gump! Very cool show last night, a lot of joyful chaos (sound mix was not the best though where I was standing), and it seems like Kevin Drew has his groove back and is happy again (he was visibly not in a good place last time I saw them five years ago). Kinda glad Lisa appears to be gone - nice voice but very stiff. Hopefully they have air coolers for Amy today, won't be fun performing that pregnant in this heat!
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She was stiff on stage but she is a fucking angel and I will not stand for it
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I was there too gump! Very cool show last night, a lot of joyful chaos (sound mix was not the best though where I was standing), and it seems like Kevin Drew has his groove back and is happy again (he was visibly not in a good place last time I saw them five years ago). Kinda glad Lisa appears to be gone - nice voice but very stiff. Hopefully they have air coolers for Amy today, won't be fun performing that pregnant in this heat!
Agreed on the sound, and it got fucking loud in the second half of the show. My poor eardrums.

Amy is so pregnant that I was afraid she might give birth in the middle of the "Anthems".

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She was stiff on stage but she is a fucking angel and I will not stand for it
Seriously. I will join you in fighting anyone who says a bad thing about her. #TeamLisa.
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Video of the new song has surfaced:

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This is the greatest news. I'm so ready for it.
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First new song in seven years

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I like it, the last minute or two are fantastic.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:44 AM   #445
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Pitchfork savaged it.

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If you don't expect too much from “Halfway Home,” you might not be let down. The first Broken Social Scene song in seven years—from their as-yet-untitled fifth LP—falls squarely in line with the Broken Social Scene of old. Sweeping chorus? Instrumental pile-ons? Stoned philosophizing from sorta-frontman Kevin Drew? The gang’s all here. “Halfway Home” is a solid Broken Social Scene song, rousing and multivalent in the manner to which we've become accustomed. Which is precisely why this one never quite achieves the dizzying heights of a great Broken Social Scene song: “Halfway Home” meets every expectation, exceeding none.

The enthusiasm these people have for sharing space remains infectious; their ability to meld the 13 musicians credited on “Halfway Home” together still generates plenty of heat. In the classic Broken Social Scene mode, instruments seem to transform mid-measure: stratospheric strings bleeding into punch-drunk horn blasts and back again. Brendan Canning’s bass leads the charge here, guiding this ragtag assemblage towards the summit as Drew and Ariel Engle shout down the darkness, looking for the light. You can either take “Halfway Home” as a neat five-minute distillation of everything Broken Social Scene do well, or a kind of deviation toward the mean: get all these old friends in a room together and they’ll seek some sort of consensus. But the very best Broken Social Scene songs have always been the oddballs, the ones that felt like they could spin off in almost any direction. This isn’t one of them.
A fair criticism, but a bit of a shitty reason not to like the song. I can enjoy it for what it is (a very enjoyable, if-not-groundbreaking or game-changing song).
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Great cover too, very BSS
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Damn, the whole crew is back. Cannot. Wait.
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Hug of Thunder is good.
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It is very good. This is my most anticipated album of the year. They were incredible when I saw them last year, clearly happy to be playing again. This gives me hope that the album will be something special.
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