Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills/Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub [reissue] - Arts + Crafts
FILTER Grade: 81%
By Jeffrey Brown on November 30, 2010
As a precursor to Broken Social Scene, K.C. Accidental is most interesting in precisely that context—a way to trace the evolution of a band that would increasingly challenge itself and expand its sound in the future. There’s some less than necessary sound experimentation as well as a lot of repetitive meandering, the aimlessness of which is reinforced by a lack of vocals. On the other hand, there is foreshadowed brilliance on tracks like “Them (Pop Song #3333)” and accomplished nods to influences on “Something For Chicago,” which makes this release indispensable for the serious BSS fan.