Broken Social Scene :: Superconnected
Thoughtful types on the buses around town and on the interweb have pulled off their headphones in medias res and uttered praises for Broken Social Scene: usually to the effect that You Forgot It In People (2002) is a wonderful piece of work, even better, perhaps, than Broken Social Scene (2005). I like both of these albums. And I especially like the wholly new perspective that this live version of "Superconnected" gives me. It was a song I skipped over in its final, album version on Broken Social Scene. But in this KCRW performance, lyrics are laid bare; Kevin Drew's voice comes its closest to turning me into one of those concentrating, contemplative listeners on the bus. This is intimate: music for headphones, and not at all for tuning sounds out. This is for tuning in.