• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2003
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13

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  1. brycee
    Aug 13, 2003
    10
    An instant classic. Like Petula Clark's lost psych album.
  2. ScottC
    Sep 2, 2004
    9
    The best LP of the year bar none! Their best material to date..get it!
  3. KatarinaV
    Jul 30, 2003
    9
    Carew's review, published on your site, is a bit thin. He talks about the irrelevant things, devoting ONLY (!!) two sentences to the actual Broadcast album... sooo sad.
  4. JimB
    Mar 27, 2005
    9
    Slightly stronger than their superb debut. "Ha-Ha Sound" is my favourite album of 2003. "Before We Begin" is beautiful;the album's best track,among other excellent ones.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Ha Ha Sound is occasionally brilliant, often adequate and, on some tracks, so bizarrely irritating that the mind boggles at who Broadcast imagine would actually be interested in hearing them. So, in summation, an almost essential album of largely inessential tracks.
  2. Not, perhaps, the hugest of leaps from 'The Noise Made By People', granted, but that album, fine though it was, was very much parking on specific continental territory; 'Ha Ha Sound', by contrast, feels like it wants to explore somewhere more bearingless.
  3. Juggles multiple ideas of modernism with unusual grace and success. [#234, p.53]