M&T Best Albums of 2010: #6

#6. Broken Social Scene-Forgiveness Rock Record

Coming in hot at number 6 is Broken Social Scene’s first album as a collective (minus a few familiar players) since 2005’s self-titled release. Lead man Kevin Drew and guitarist Brendan Canning are a few of the familiar faces who returned to create one of the most solid and consistent records of the year. The 14 song record provides a little something for everyone, especially fans of vintage BSS. There’s rocker/social commentary “Forced To Love”, Yeah-Yeah-Yeah’s-esque “All to All” with newcomer Lisa Lobsinger doing her best Feist impression, and instrumental encore “Meet Me In The Basement”. Even more of a feat is seeing this record being performed live, with BSS somehow managing to fit a small town on stage who all seem to get along surprisingly well considering their extensive touring schedule. A band with a lot of love, a blog with a lot of love, can’t get much better than this. Except for our top 5.

PS. “Sweetest Kill” may be the greatest slow jam of the year

Posted on by Neil in Best of 2010

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