Old Dead Young (B-Sides & Rarities)

Broken Social Scene - Old Dead Young (B-Sides & Rarities)
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 13 ratings
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January 14, 2022 / Release Date
Compilation / Format
Arts & Crafts / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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While the album is less polished than their more proper recording, it shines pretty bright nonetheless. It is their thing, after all, to take everything from everywhere and boil it down into something digestible to the ears and heart, to speak to our disillusionment or our grand hopes, with triumphant song.


The Canadian indie rock band sorts through a largely subdued grab bag of material on this career-spanning set, highlighted by offbeat experiments and homespun, intimate moments.


Straightforward indie LP with enough twists, turns and surprises to keep the reader interested.

Essential track - This House is on Fire


Really shows how amazing a band Broken Social Scene are that they can put together a record of b-sides that is this good. This even flows like a full studio album.

Aside from Stars and Spit, which is weirdly unnecessary mix of two already great tracks that unfortunately makes a worse track, the majority of this is all killer no filler. This can rarely be said about a b-sides project.

Fav Track: Curse Your Fail
Least Fav Track: Stars And Spit


Definitely a must for any die hard BSS fans like myself but not enough general appeal. I can see why most of these did not end up on albums.

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Track List

  1. Far Out
  2. Do The 95
  3. Curse Your Fail (feat. Sebastien Grainger)
  4. Not At My Best
  5. National Anthem Of Nowhere
  6. Golden Facelift
  7. This House Is On Fire
  8. Canada Vs. America
  9. Day Of The Kid
  10. Stars And Spit
  11. Until It's Dead
  12. All My Friends
  13. Death Cock
  14. Old Dead Young
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Added on: December 8, 2021