Haha Sound

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2003
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  1. ScottC
    Sep 2, 2004
    9
    The best LP of the year bar none! Their best material to date..get it!
  2. AndrewR
    Sep 27, 2003
    8
    A fantastic record. Delivering on the promise of the Pendulum extended player, Broadcast open an entirely new world on this record. Seemingly unlike anything else being made at the moment, the Birmingham band expands on their unique 60's Girl Group Pop sound, inflecting it with touches of jazz and electronics. Lyrically and musically heartbreaking, this is one of the best albums A fantastic record. Delivering on the promise of the Pendulum extended player, Broadcast open an entirely new world on this record. Seemingly unlike anything else being made at the moment, the Birmingham band expands on their unique 60's Girl Group Pop sound, inflecting it with touches of jazz and electronics. Lyrically and musically heartbreaking, this is one of the best albums you're likely to hear all year. Collapse
  3. 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.
  4. Oct 3, 2011
    8
    Haha Sound is considered Broadcastâ

Awards & Rankings

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. The Wire
    90
    Juggles multiple ideas of modernism with unusual grace and success. [#234, p.53]