Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts / EMI Music Canada)

Other than the Arcade Fire’s upcoming record, one of 2010’s most eagerly anticipated releases is that of Toronto’s Broken Social Scene. And what a release it is. Epic album opener World Sick starts the record off on a complex note before the band wonderfully employs 80`s movie soundtrack kitsch on the appropriately named Chase Scene. Equally comfortable bashing out rockers like Forced To Love as they are playing more introspective fare such as Sweetest Kill and All To All, Forgiveness Rock Record rocks for all the right reasons.