Another fine and sunny day in London with the temperature moving well past 20 degrees. The only strange thing is that the clouds are moving west. They never go west; always east. Odd.
Today’s song is “World Sick” by Broken Social Scene. The album, Forgiveness Rock Record, came out a little over a year ago and Louanne and I went to see them on that tour. This album made up a huge part of my soundtrack last summer and I was reminded why as I put it on my ipod for my “commute” this week. The songs have LOTS of energy, some of them are anthemic in scope, and often a single instrument can be singled out as the reason a song hangs together or has the momentum it does. I like the idea of a single instrument being able to take a good, or even average, song and bring it to the realm of the extraordinary. On this song, the guitars are the deal: the main riffs, the descending line in the chorus, the power chords; all are integral to making this song a great one.
I hope you enjoy a little Canadian indie rock for the weekend (despite the one or two objectionable words).