Inform – Educate – Entertain - Public Service Broadcasting
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  • Summary: The debut release for the London-based duo includes sound samples from Public information film archives.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. This often sounds more like a BBC4 documentary than a pop record. And that's no bad thing.
  2. May 3, 2013
    80
    Inform-Educate-Entertain is a flawed but fascinating curiosity.
  3. May 3, 2013
    80
    There is a strange and gripping transport to be had in these imaginative flights concerning climbing Mount Everest, the Luftwaffe-bashing Spitfire, and in the Kraftwerk-in-a-garden-shed bango clap-along ROYGIV.[May 2013, p.85]
  4. May 3, 2013
    70
    You can skip the cinematic intro and the uncharacteristically dour ‘Late Night Final’, but for the most part, Inform - Educate - Entertain is fresh and fun.
  5. May 24, 2013
    70
    Their UPS lies in their assured threading of post-war archive material from StudioCanal, the BFI and old propaganda reels through Avalanches-style musical collages, [Jul 2013, p.80]
  6. May 13, 2013
    60
    When they equal their best source material, they're brilliant; but when that material is merely daft, they're less good. [Jun 2013, p.104]
  7. May 3, 2013
    40
    PSB celebrate an idea of fusty Britishness but lack the imagination, intelligence or inclination to interrogate it or in fact add anything at all to the discourse. [May 2013, p.59]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 10, 2014
    9
    Mix Lemon Jelly with Mike Oldfield, add little Boards of Canada and you get this, very refreshing art/alternative album, which are not popping out all that often! Public Service Broadcasting is painting here great musical canvases with nice selection of samples from old movies and tv programmes. Top song pick: Night Mail Expand
  2. Jul 4, 2013
    6
    This came as A nice surprise. Bought it without knowing what to expect and I find really entertaining. Time has to show if it has duration but I will definately have it on for some time during the summer Expand