Haha Sound

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Haha Sound
Studio album by Broadcast
Released August 11, 2003
Genre Indie electronic, dream pop
Length 44:37
Label Warp
Broadcast chronology
The Noise Made by People
(2000)
Haha Sound
(2003)
Tender Buttons
(2005)

Haha Sound is the second album by the British indie electronic band Broadcast. It was released in 2003 by Warp Records. Haha Sound was their first to chart in the United States charting on the Top Electronic Albums. The album was released to critical acclaim.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[4]
PopMatters (Negative)[5]
Stylus Magazine C+[6]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Haha Sound at number 121 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[7] In November 2007, Ha Ha Sound was listed as one of The Guardian's '1000 Albums to Listen to Before You Die'

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Broadcast

No. Title Length
1. "Colour Me In"   2:51
2. "Pendulum"   4:21
3. "Before We Begin"   3:22
4. "Valerie"   4:04
5. "Man Is Not a Bird"   4:52
6. "Minim"   3:00
7. "Lunch Hour Pops"   3:36
8. "Black Umbrellas"   1:08
9. "Ominous Cloud"   3:46
10. "Distorsion"   2:02
11. "Oh How I Miss You"   1:17
12. "The Little Bell"   2:48
13. "Winter Now"   3:48
14. "Hawk"   3:32
Total length:
44:37

Personnel[edit]

All personnel credits adapted from Haha Sound‍ '​s album notes.[9]

Broadcast
  • Trish Keenan – vocals
  • James Cargill – bass
  • Roj Stevens – keyboards
  • Tim Felton – guitar
  • Neil Bullock – drums (1–12, 14)
  • P Jenkins –drums (13)
Technical personnel
Design personnel

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[10] 130
US Billboard Electronic Albums[11] 8
US Billboard Independent Albums[12] 50

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
United Kingdom[13] 11 August 2003 CD, LP, special edition CD Warp WARP106
United States[2] 12 August 2003 CD
Japan[8] 13 August 2003 Beat BRC 76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadcast - Haha Sound : Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  2. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Haha Sound – Broadcast | Release Information, Reviews and Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  3. ^ The Guardian review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  7. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200-151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Haha Sound (Album notes). Broadcast. Beat Records. 2003. BRC 76. 
  9. ^ Haha Sound (Album notes). Broadcast. Warp Records. 2003. WARPCD106. 
  10. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "1994–2010 / Darren B – David Byrne". Chart Log UK. zobbel.de. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "Broadcast – Chart history: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Broadcast – Chart history: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Album: Ha Ha Sound". Broadcast. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 

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