Not to mention his involvement with Toronto's uprising indie rock scene, or being the guitarist for breakthrough Canadian band Broken Social Scene, singer/songwriter Jason Collet's seconds solo album Idol's of Exile exemplifies a brand of straightforward, observational lyricism overshadowing a laidback Americana ensemble. Collet's raspy croon shows hints of Tom Petty, especially showcased in the rousing chorus of "Pink Nights", a slow blues driven country ballad. Collet's songwriting stands out on its own with his unorthodox style, "I love it when my girlfriend calls me a cocking sucking faggot", not a line you would expect to hear in a folk song. Collet's polished roots-rock sound reaches a maximum with the uplifting, driven track "I'll Bring the Sun", and duet with Emily Haines on "Hungover Days". All together Idol's of Exile swells with exceptional songwriting and driven, yet simplified acoustic rock. Jason Collet makes a fine addition to the wave of smart and stylish singer/songwriters sweeping the nation, an indie rock spectacle unfolding before us.