Critical acclaim for Hug Of Thunder:

“With members like Feist and Emily Haines back for the band’s first album in seven years, every song is big, anthemic and emotionally invigorating.”
The Guardian – 4 Stars ****

“A glorious return; joyous, enraged and exciting.”
Q – 4 Stars ****

“Some of the most exuberant and immediately engaging music they’ve ever recorded… Music that feels comforting and necessary.”
Uncut – 8/10

“Broken Social Scene emerge reborn and revitalised.”
Sunday Express – 4 Stars **** (Album of the Week)

“Broken Social Scene are many in number and mighty of sound. On the brilliantly titled Hug Of Thunder they’ve created their very own modern classic.”
Evening Standard – 4 Stars ****

“Fifteen strong, with Leslie Feist and Emily Haines back on board, this Scene have come mob-handed; a cavalry arriving, with guitars, to combat these worsening times.”
The Observer

“The collective’s fifth album might be their most accessible yet. They may be broken but they don’t need fixing.”
The Sun – 4 Stars ****

Hug Of Thunder is exactly that: an intimate embrace by an old friend that contains electrifying highs, but also jolts you with its emotional and musical intricacy.”
DIY – 4 Stars ****

“Possessing pop hits that are unmatched in scale and scope… Its genuinely great to have the innovators back.”
Louder Than War – 9/10

“Twelve exhilarating tracks… The highs are many and varied.”
Long Live Vinyl – 8/10