New Broken Social Scene Album > New Radiohead Album

BSS group      Prepare to hype or hate. It’s that time once again to praise some of the world’s best selling artists for follow up albums. Canadian super group Broken Social Scene are finally recording a following up to their self-titled third album, full band and all. Radiohead are also quick to start recording the follow up to their hugely successful 2007 album In Rainbows.

      Which one am I more excited for? Go ahead and reference the title of this column for the answer to that one. Radiohead is good and all (sort of) but the coordination and complication that comes with Broken Social Scene recording a full band album makes their news all that much more exciting than lame Thom Yorke and co. recording some stuff. 

Here are the official words from each camp on the recording of the albums:

Radiohead -“It’s at the stage where we’ve got the big Lego box out and we’ve tipped it out on the floor and we’re just looking at all the bits and thinking what’s next?…It was very noisy and chaotic and really fun.”  via Bassist Colin Greenwood.

Broken Social Scene -“I can’t tell you what this record will sound like, who from the other great bands will be involved, but I can tell you it feels amazing to be in Chicago recording.” Guitarist/everything man Kevin Drew.

      Radiohead is recording with their longtime producer Nigel Godrich. Broken Social Scene is recording with mastermind John McEntire, of Tortoise and Sea and Cake fame. I guess I’ll really be a dick about it when both sure-to-be-amazing albums hit the shelves.radiohead Until then, enjoy these tracks!

Radiohead – “Nude” Live at BBC Radio Theatre London

Broken Social Scene – ” 7/4 Shoreline”


3 Responses to “New Broken Social Scene Album > New Radiohead Album”

  1. They’re about even in terms of anticipation as far as I’m concerned. BSS put on one of the best shows I saw last year, but you know, Radiohead. They rarely if ever disappoint me. Plus Broken Social Scene’s s/t album in ’05 was a bit messy and all over the place. I know that’s sorta their thing, but some tracks could have been cut.

  2. Man I know you have a serious biased towards Radiohead but they did put out one of the greatest rock albums in the last twenty years. PERIOD.

  3. Broken Social Scene and Radiohead both fall into my top 5 all time favorite rock bands, but I think their sounds and musicality are quite different. Radiohead with a more psychedelic, electronic feel, and BSS with a unique, ambient punk flavor. The fact that Radiohead has a huge following and has made tons of money doesn’t faze me at all, especially since I saw their OK Computer documentary, ‘Meeting People Is Easy.’

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