Just what the world needs: a Canadian post-rock supergroup. Well, it's a supergroup of sorts anyway as only the keenest of music followers will recognise the names on show. So all that's left is the music and in that respect the news is good for this is the kind of kaleidoscopic indie rock album that is probably better than the sum of its parts. 'Stars And Sons' has an immense bass line straight out of the Peter Hook school. There's Flaming Lips-style frazzled Americana on 'Lover's Spit', the satisfying heads-down groove of 'Cause = Time' and the ghost of My Bloody Valentine's 'You Made Me Realise' appears to have been exhumed on the distorted rock of 'Almost Crimes'. Yet the real delights occur in the middle of the album encapsulated in the summer bliss of 'Looks Just Like The Sun' and the beautfiul instrumental 'Pacific Theme'; it is in these moments of dreamy diversity where Broken Social Scene recapture the magic of Cornelius' 'Fantasmora' record. Definitely one of the surprise highlights of the year.