Honourable mention: Born Ruffians – Say It
“What to say” about Say It? It’s fun, bouncy and reminds me of summer, beer and those silly fake Wayfarers in different, obnoxious neon colours. Born Ruffians are those friends from res in first year that are sometimes silly, sometimes snarky but always up for a fucking good time. Crank this album in the car, save it for a sunny day or when you have to clean your room. Listen to What to Say and Sole Brother.
Super duper runner up - Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Honestly, it wasn’t as good as their self-titled. Sexy, intriguing, and beguiling, perhaps, but not rousing and cathartic and multifaceted like its predecessor. This album was actually like a can of pop to me. Fizzy and refreshing at first, but very quickly falling flat and losing its taste. That’s it, that’s all I have to say, really. Okay, except: Sentimental X’s is a flash of brilliance, like the natural conclusion of or sequel to Anthems for a Seventeen Years-Old Girl, all grown up. I like recurring themes in discographies. The National does that a lot. See, I already forgot about Broken Social Scene! That’s why they don’t make the top five this time around.