One of music’s most beloved names returns with Hug of Thunder (2017), the sparkling, multi-faceted fifth Broken Social Scene album. On Hug of Thunder the 15 members of Broken Social Scene refract their varying emotions, methods and techniques into something that doesn’t just equal their other albums, but surpasses them. It is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising. The title track on its own might just be the best thing you will hear all year - a song that will become as beloved as “Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl” from their Juno Award-winning breakthrough album, You Forgot It In People (2003).
Saturday June 16