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Forgiveness Rock Record is the fourth studio album by Canadian indie rock musical collective Broken Social Scene, released by the Arts & Crafts record label on May 4, 2010.[11] The critically acclaimed album, produced by John McEntire of the band Tortoise, features guest appearances by Leslie Feist, Emily Haines of Metric, Scott Kannberg from Pavement, and Sebastien Grainger of Death from Above 1979.[4]

Forgiveness Rock Record
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 4, 2010
GenreIndie rock, baroque pop
LabelArts & Crafts
ProducerJohn McEntire
Broken Social Scene chronology
Something for All of Us...
Forgiveness Rock Record
Hug of Thunder
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
BLARE Magazine4.5/5 stars[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media(8.3/10)[5]
PopMatters9/10 stars[6]
The Skinny5/5 stars[7]
Snob's Music(8.5/10)[8]
Spin3.5/5 stars[9]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[10]

The album was a shortlisted nominee for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.[12]


Track listingEdit

1."World Sick"6:47
2."Chase Scene"3:31
3."Texico Bitches"3:49
4."Forced to Love"3:34
5."All to All"4:49
6."Art House Director"3:32
7."Highway Slipper Jam"4:26
8."Ungrateful Little Father"6:41
9."Meet Me in the Basement"3:43
10."Sentimental X's"5:40
11."Sweetest Kill"5:09
12."Romance to the Grave"4:47
13."Water in Hell"4:25
14."Me and My Hand"2:05

Lo-Fi for the Dividing NightsEdit

Lo-Fi for the Dividing Nights is an EP that was available as a digital download with pre-orders of Forgiveness Rock Record. It was also available as a promo CD with purchases of Forgiveness Rock Record at some record stores in Canada and the U.S.

1."New Instructions"1:42
2."Sudden Foot Loss"2:37
3."Shabba Lights"1:31
4."Song for Dee"2:06
5."Eling's Haus"1:40
6."Professor Sambo"2:32
7."Never Felt Alive"1:52
8."Paperweight Room"1:54
9."Turbo Mouse"2:09
10."Far Out"3:41



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ BBC review
  3. ^ BLARE review
  4. ^ a b The Guardian review
  5. ^ Pitchfork review
  6. ^ Popmatters review
  7. ^ The Skinny review
  8. ^ Snob's Music review
  9. ^ Spin review
  10. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  11. ^ Official Site
  12. ^ Thompson, Ciaran (2010-09-20). "Karkwa win 2010 Polaris Music Prize". Aux. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2010-09-21.
  13. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music SoundScan Charts". Archived from the original on 2011-11-13.
  14. ^ ">> IRMA << Irish Charts - Singles, Albums & Compilations >>". Archived from the original on 2011-06-30.
  15. ^ "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts". Retrieved 2012-02-16.