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Broken Social Scene - Feel Good Lost

The UK release of Broken Social Scene’s low key debut album is in stark contrast to the acclaimed follow up ‘You Forgot It In People’s assorted content and variable members.

Lyrics, who needs them? Words only get in the way of what the glockenspiel player is doing, surely? The UK release of Broken Social Scene’s low key debut album is in stark contrast to the acclaimed follow up ‘You Forgot It In People’s assorted content and variable members (15 in total).

Not until ‘Passport Radio’ do we hear the first space age galactic vocals pierce the instrumental driven proceedings. What’s more, the unintelligibly chaotic voiced layers of ‘Stomach Song’ leave you perplexed. Any lack of lyrical content is countered with a delicate array of hypnotic components; the soothing violin of the intriguingly titled opener ‘I Slept With Bonhomme at the CBC’ and the oceanic feel of the glugging drum beat on the subdued ‘Blues for Uncle Gibb’.

The beauty and peacefulness of ‘Feel Good Lost’ is reminiscent of Broadcast or Land of Nod but by the time the inclusion of the grating violins of ‘Mossbraker’ arrive it all feels very repetitive. Intricacies will pass you by unless you are willing to pay close attention, as stand alone keyboard driven melodies ‘Feel Good Lost’ possesses nice touches but as a collection becomes monotonous.

Tags: Broken Social Scene, Reviews, Album Reviews

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