Broken Social Scene is like a Jackson Pollock painting. At first, you can only ask yourself, “what the fuck is this?” It’s not until you really take a step back that it begins to make a little more sense. Layers upon layers need to be examined, and you can’t grasp the entire concept until later, when all of those elements are taken as a collective whole. In the case of BSS’s selt-titled album, singer/guitarist Kevin Drew has said that in some places, there are 118 tracks alongside the 17 members and plethora of instruments and sounds of foggy horns, cluttered beats, sampled loops and choral chants.
Where their last record, 2003