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Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

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  1. Oct 3, 2011
    The Noise Made by People is the first proper album by the English retro-futurists Broadcast. And it is also one of their best. The Noise gets its excellence in two elements: the usage of analogue techniques with modern recording and the haunting vocals by the late Trish Keenan. Her voice seems to guide us through the bleak mood of the songs like a light in the tunnel. A rather feeble light indeed. The bandâ Expand
  2. Oct 29, 2010
    When I was a kid, watching UFO, and Captain Scarlet, and Blake's 7, I fully expected to be living in space by this time. Clearly Broadcast are. If Francois Truffaut made a movie on a space station, Broadcast would be the house band.

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Broadcast are detached and austere, but mesmerised by their discoveries in the radiophonic workshop. Current single Echo's Answer and the unusually upbeat Come On Let's Go are the best places to start, but this is a classic case of an album working as a whole. Hard work, but compelling.
  2. An album so autonomous and remote it sounds like it's being beamed from a deep-space probe.
  3. There's a prevailing sense of definite vision, but not one of the product being excessively labored over. Sure, there's craft at work here, but whereas most albums recorded over long periods of time sound weary and defeated in the final analysis, The Noise Made by People is positively vibrant and alive.