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Track of the Week – Week Forty: Oh Canada, pt.8

‘Cause = Time’ by Broken Social Scene From the album You Forgot it in People (2002)    I said many weeks ago when I started this series that I was counting down to an album turning ten. I may well … Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Thirty-Eight: Oh Canada, pt.6

Not very often does a band come along who mix up a formula so radically that it takes almost a decide or appreciate, and even then that appreciation comes along in the form of another band doing what you have done (almost) tirelessly for the previous decade and steals the show. This is the outline story of Death From Above 1979 and this week’s Track of the Week is their sublime ‘Black History Month’, named as it was written in February (incidentally the month of my birth.) Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Thirty-Seven: Oh Canada, pt.5

I’ve chosen ‘Aside’ as it isn’t just a fantastic poppy indie rock song, it also contains some of John K. Samson’s best lyrics, my favourite line being ‘rely a bit too heavily on alcohol and irony’, #storyofmylife. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Thirty-Six: Oh Canada, pt.4

There are many critics of the so-called PBR&B movement that The Weeknd has been pigeonholed into, but I personally am a very big fan of the guy and have been since his mixtapes of 2011. Beauty Behind the Madness is just another step by Abel Tesfaye towards worldwide acclaim. The thing that makes this pretty hard to take for me is that we share the exact same birthday. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Thirty-Five: Oh Canada, pt.3

There aren’t many albums that I would consider calling perfect. From the top of my head I’d probably say Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, Queens of the Stone Age’s Songs for the Deaf and You Forgot it in People by Broken Social Scene make the cut as albums I’d consider to be, be that in terms of a time in my life, a certain meaning or memory that I can revisit and also for the innovation displayed on each of these records that makes them, for me, perfect and infinitely listenable all the way through. Continue reading

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Track of the Week – Week Thirty-Three: Oh Canada, pt.1

Apostle of Hustle serves as Whiteman’s vehicle for his countless influences outside of Broken Social Scene, focusing mainly on Latin American music; especially Cuban, as seen on Apostle’s first album, Folkloric Feel, and Brazilian, as I will allude to in this article. Continue reading

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Kevin Drew – Darlings

Kevin Drew returns with his first solo effort since 2007’s Spirit If… without the attachment of a ‘Broken Social Scene presents’ label. However the influence of his behemoth collective is felt throughout, with Drew recruiting at least five other some-time … Continue reading

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