Haha Sound

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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. Outburn
    100
    Ha Ha Sound is the sort of album that will sweetly move you towards slumber. [#23, p.82]
  2. Haha Sound may not be Broadcast's most superficially perfect album, but it's a more challenging and exciting one because of its deliberate imperfections.
  3. The Wire
    90
    Juggles multiple ideas of modernism with unusual grace and success. [#234, p.53]
  4. This whole is a sum of 14 songs that adds up to an estimable artistic much, the kind of album worthy of nestling in for months.
  5. Q Magazine
    80
    Overall this is brain music of remarkable potency. [Aug 2003, p.102]
  6. It seems that with HaHa Sound, Broadcast is subtly developing a personal aesthetic, assimilating all that comes across their path but rarely allowing the elements to overwhelm their on ideas.
  7. HaHa Sound's biggest flaw is its total lack of immediacy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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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