You Forgot It In People is a 2002 album by Broken Social Scene. It followed Feel Good Lost, and was the band's commercial breakthrough. You Forgot It In People features intricate, experimental production techniques and a large number of instruments coinciding with the band's vastly expanded size. Local hype for the album was so big that initial pressings sold out quickly, causing the need for a 2003 reissue.
Music videos were made for "Stars and Sons", "Cause=Time", "Almost Crimes (Radio Kills Remix)", "Lover's Spit", and "I'm Still Your Fag". The album also features "Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl" and "Lover's Spit", two songs that went on to become the band's biggest "fan favourites."
The songs that didn't make it onto the album were featured in a B-sides compilation entitled Bee Hives, released in 2004.
After releasing Feel Good Lost, Broken Social Scene changed their style from making ambient instrumental songs to full-blown rock songs. As they expanded to an 11 piece collective, Broken Social Scene used a variety of sounds for the album. Reflecting on this, frontman Kevin Drew said "I was scared to see if people were going to embrace the idea of a whole shitload of sounds on one album." You Forgot It In People also progresses to "proper" song style with defined verses and choruses.
The album received extremely positive reviews from music critics, and is the most acclaimed Broken Social Scene album. According to review aggregate site Metacritic, the album received a normalized score of 86 out of 100 based on 18 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". Reviews for the album were almost unanimously positive. Pitchfork Media's Ryan Schreiber gave the album a 9.2 out of 10 saying "You Forgot It in People explodes with song after song of endlessly re-playable, perfect pop." The songs "Cause = Time" and "Stars and Sons" are listed at No. 145 and No. 275 on Pitchfork Media's Top 500 songs of the 2000s, respectively. A Tiny Mix Tapes review stated that "[the album is] one of the best albums to come out of anywhere, really." A PopMatters review for the album was positive, although criticized the song "I'm Still Your Fag" for its "uncomfortably graphic lyrics". Conversely, Robert Christgau alleged that the only good song on the album was "Almost Crimes (Radio Kills Remix)". In 2003, the album won the Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. The album received the following accolades:
Usage in other media 
The song "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" appears on movie soundtrack Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as well as Snow Cake. "Shampoo Suicide" was also used in the film Half-Nelson.
Track listing 
- "Capture the Flag" – 2:08
- "KC Accidental" – 3:50
- "Stars and Sons" – 5:08
- "Almost Crimes (Radio Kills Remix)" – 4:22
- "Looks Just Like the Sun" – 4:23
- "Pacific Theme" – 5:09
- "Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl" – 4:35
- "Cause = Time" – 5:30
- "Late Nineties Bedroom Rock for the Missionaries" – 3:46
- "Shampoo Suicide" – 4:05
- "Lover's Spit" – 6:22
- "I'm Still Your Fag" – 4:23
- "Pitter Patter Goes My Heart" – 2:26
- Kevin Drew – keyboards, vocals, guitar, feedback, bass, drums, piano
- Brendan Canning - bass, double bass, vocals, organ, acoustic guitar, drum machine, guitar, piano, keyboards
- Andrew Whiteman - guitar, tres, organ, vocals, bass, keyboards, tambourine
- Charles Spearin - guitar, bass, percussion, drum machine, harmonica, effects, acoustic guitar, organ, sampler
- Justin Peroff - drums, percussion, shaker, artwork
- John Crossingham - guitar, feedback, drums, bass
- Evan Cranley - trombone, strings, percussion
- James Shaw - trumpet, guitar, acoustic guitar
- Leslie Feist - vocals
- Emily Haines - vocals
- Jessica Moss - violin
- Ohad Benchetrit - flute
- Bill Priddle - guitar
- Brodie West - saxophone
- Susannah Brady - speaking
- David Newfeld - producer, mastering
- Noah Mintz - mastering
- Louise Upperton - artwork design