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I'm Not Ashamed To Be Less Than Egregious
As I've been telling anyone who will listen for some time, the last Broken Social Scene has been growing on me since it came out two years ago. What at first seemed sprawling and at times perversely diffuse on the record at first now sounds like the proverbial room in the toe that mothers insist on at the shoe store. While band leader Kevin Drew's new semi-solo effort may not be as impressive over the long haul, I'm eager to give it the chance. I sure like this song. His website is pretty great too. I love the crunch and squeal of Alltagsgeräusche, one of the reasons why I now rate the messiness of the last Broken Social Scene record so highly.

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shadydeals From: shadydeals Date: September 18th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I picked up the Kevin Drew CD this weekend. Upon first listen, it sounded like white noise and BSS b-sides, but then again, my first impressions of the last CD were the same!

I do recommend the new Shout Out Louds CD - Our Ill Wills. It has a really nice production that actually suits their poppy lo-fi Swedish sound and they seemed to have developed a bit of influence of The Cure, which is never a bad thing.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 18th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That makes total sense. The last BSS record tried hard to break down the boundary between A-side and B-side, music and noise, song and not-song. I think the musique concrète of the cereal munching over a background of ringing phones and groaning lovers provides a key to understanding what Drew is out to do.

I'll have to check out the Shout Out Louds. Anything with an influence of The Cure is alright by me. Well, almost anything. That cover of "Love Song" freaks me out a bit. But I've really been enjoying hearing the Disintegration echoes in The National's Boxer, a record that hasn't been written about as Cure-ish, as far as I know.
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