Thursday, October 9 2014
These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.
Monday, March 17 2014
Kevin Drew is emotionally unflinching, both on his songs and even during one-on-one discussions. A lot of people think his new album, Darlings, is about sex, but as our intimate chat proves, it goes deeper than that.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
PopMatters talks with Brendan Canning, the co-founder of Broken Social Scene, about his gorgeous, intimate solo record You Gots 2 Chill.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
The three-day 2010 edition of Slipped Discs kicks off with the folk rock of Blitzen Trapper, the collaboration of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the timeless pop of Crowded House, the brilliant hip-hop of Drake, and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.
Tuesday, November 2 2010
What is currently one of the most sprawling, dynamic indie-rock bands out there once started as a series of small bedroom recordings between Broken Social Scene members Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin. PopMatters talks to both of them about their beginnings ...
Sunday, May 2 2010
Broken Social Scene is back and they've stumbled upon their second straight-up masterpiece. Plain and simple.
Monday, August 25 2008
Chaos is always a welcome guest in the Broken Social Scene world, and the tightrope the band walks is the ability to find gorgeous melodies amidst their swirling soundscapes.
Sunday, March 23 2008
You never know who’ll show up to play a BSS gig. The six-member group who greeted tonight’s crowd was a bit of a surprise. This was, like, "old-school Broken Social Scene," explained Kevin Drew. (And oh, did I mention that Feist made an appearance as well?)
Thursday, October 13 2005
Highly anticipated follow-up to Canadian collective's breakthrough album is an overblown, underdeveloped mess in need of new ideas.
Sunday, June 20 2004
Monday, August 23 2010
As the unofficial leader of the Broken Social Scene collective, Drew has a lot of weight on his shoulders. After a four and a half
Wednesday, July 14 2010
As I channel my inner Fox Mulder, I should be clear that I don’t see any conspiracies here. However, I do read the When-Drew-Met-Canning narrative sketched by so many of us in the blogosphere, whether intentionally or not, as a controlling cover-up that restricts attention to the boundless spontaneity that is, in many ways, the most compelling feature of Broken Social Scene’s music and legacy.
Thursday, June 17 2010
Broken Social Scene played "Texico Bitches" on Jimmy Fallon, a tune that Evan Sawdey described as "joyously disposable". Here's what else he said about the
Thursday, June 17 2010
The greatness of 'The Happiness Project' does not lie in its carefully-crafted songs. It lies in the stories it tells. 'The Happiness Project' is about aging, the suppleness of life, and finding whatever happiness you can in contemporary life.
Friday, April 30 2010
A "gut reaction" to four upcoming big releases.
Wednesday, September 1 2010
The rock collective Broken Social Scene is like an extracurricular nerds' music club for past and future Canadian stars. Culling from acts including Feist, Metric,
Saturday, October 11 2008
It's not the most conventional band there ever was. But at the same time, it's not that hard to figure out.' That's how Brendan