Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder

In these dark and depressing times it was great to have Broken Social Scene back after a 7 year break. They sound as politically energised as ever, and embrace their ‘collective’ side with multiple different singers and styles. I really want to believe them when they sing, on the album’s penultimate track, “things’ll get better, ’cause they can’t get worse.” If Broken Social Scene were in charge, that would surely be true.