Review from www.consequenceofsound.net .
When a band releases a new album and a good one at that, often times the band’s back catalog, the primary reason we fell in love with them in the first place, can easily go forgotten, at least for a time being. While understandable, once you rediscover those old favorites, dust off those masterpieces, it’s almost as if a feeling of self-blame results, ie., “How the hell could I forgot this?”
By the time You Forgot It In People was released, BSS had swelled to eleven members. Most notably were Canning, Feist, Drew, Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric, and Jason Collett. Others included Charles Spearin, also of the now defunct KC Accidental, Evan Cranley, Justin Perhoff of Junior Blue, Andrew Whiteman of Apostle of Hustle, and John Crossingham of Raising The Fawn. With eleven accomplished musicians, You Forgot It In People was able to encompass warm, lush, and calming sounds without being too overbearing.
Whether clapping to “Stars and Sons”, tapping along to “Almost Crimes”, or dare I say, even attempting to sing the high pitch voice on “Anthems of A Seventeen Year-Old-Girl”, You Forgot It In People can completely grip you in a way that not many albums can. The beauty though is that even when you do realize these things, you don’t want to stop. It’s an album that just keeps on giving, whether through the catchiness of its sounds or the beauty of its themes.
No track personally hits this writer more like that than “Lover’s Spit”. A beautifully crafted love song with high strings and a soothing piano throughout, it’s hard not to think of the one you want to be with, which is exactly what this song is about; ignoring all the stupid things that come in-between and just enjoy the time you have with this person.