Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder LP
Broken Social Scene have never been a cynical group, especially when it comes to their music, and there‰۪s no performative trolling to be found in its expansive lineup. Instead, Hug Of Thunder is just a refreshing and welcome excuse for a bunch of old friends to get the gang together again and create some solid songs that don‰۪t reinvent the wheel but hit often enough to justify these people‰۪s continuous orbit around each other. They prefer a more hands-off approach to publicizing their music, wagging their finger at society but never getting too involved, preferring to let their art speak for itself. ‰ÛÏLooking at the general state of the world right now, we knew that putting our unified friendship out there was a great protest that we could do,‰ band ringleader Kevin Drew said in a recent interview, and he‰۪s totally right: Broken Social Scene‰۪s mere existence at this point feels at odds with a world that‰۪s increasingly fractured and disconnected, and because Hug Of Thunder‰۪s ambitions are simple, it means the execution is right on point.