Thursday, August 20, 2009

Musical Arists of the Decade (Honorable Mention)

I knew I'd have one or two more ideas for this series after the fact, so here is one more artist of the decade. Everyone else I selected were four individuals involved in a lot of projects. I figure I'd give a bonus entry, a band that has spawned a million side projects.

Broken Social Scene

But even without the side projects, the band have put out 6.5 albums already. And at this point I don't even think Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning know how many folks are in the band at this point, but they've created a wonderful maximal sound that instantly identifiable even as the songs go all over the place stylistically.

Plus of their many side projects KC Accidental, Stars, Metric and Do Make Say Think, and Fiest have all put out fantastic albums that range from post-rock to indie, to new wave. Not everything associated with the collective is amazing, but I look forward to their next decade.


Ozkirbas said...

I appreciate that this made your cut. I thoroughly enjoy Broken Social Scene. Honorable mention seems oddly appropriate. You're right - not everything they do is amazing, but they rarely do anything bad.

Ozkirbas said...

*badly. whoops.