Haha Sound - Broadcast
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Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is just the second full-length recording for the Birmingham, England experimental pop outfit founded in 1995. Included here is the track "Pendulum" from the recent EP of the same name.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. 100
    Ha Ha Sound is the sort of album that will sweetly move you towards slumber. [#23, p.82]
  2. HaHa Sound is a good example what a talented band can do in an era of infinite possibilities.
  3. 90
    In a world supersaturated with electronica, Broadcast are nonetheless bold, rare and crucial. [Sep 2003, p.97]
  4. A bewitching fusion of orchestral prettiness and exploratory electronics. [Aug 2003, p.108]
  5. Although the music of the group has taken quite a few strides forward, it is also once again the voice of Trish Keenan that holds everything together.
  6. 80
    Never anything less than enthralling. [Sep 2003, p.121]
  7. HaHa Sound's biggest flaw is its total lack of immediacy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. ScottC
    Sep 2, 2004
    9
    The best LP of the year bar none! Their best material to date..get it!
  3. 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 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. Expand
  4. Oct 3, 2011
    8
    Haha Sound is considered Broadcastâ

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