Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline) (CD Review)

The massive Canadian ensemble that is Broken Social Scene unleash their complex and wonderful sounds on us again with ‘7/4 (Shoreline)’. The fragile beginnings lure in the listener before launching into such an infectious blast summer pop that you’ll forget what the weather is actually like and strip to your bathing costume and bask in its glorious rays immediately.

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The single is backed with ‘Stars And Spit’ which sounds unpleasant but is a pounding track with warped edges, a side order of electro and a magical splash of horn. Simply wonderful!

See the betweenplanets review of the album here.

Label : City Slang / Arts & Crafts

Release Date : 27 March 2006

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  • 7/4 (Shoreline) Edit
  • 7/4 (Shoreline)
  • Stars And Spit

Broken Social Scene are: Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin (Do Make Say Think), Andrew Whiteman (Apostle of Hustle), Jason Collett (solo artist), David Newfeld (producer/musician), Leslie Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), James Shaw (Metric), Evan Cranley (Stars), Amy Millan (Stars), Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think), Martin Davis Kinack, Jo-Ann Goldsmith, Torquil Campbell (Stars), John Crossingham (Raising the Fawn) with guest appearances from Julie Penner (Fembots), Jason Tait (Weakerthans), K-OS, Murray Lightburn (The Dears).

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