Haha Sound

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Haha Sound
Hahasound.jpg
Studio album by
Released11 August 2003
Genre
Length44:37
LabelWarp
Broadcast chronology
The Noise Made by People
(2000)
Haha Sound
(2003)
Tender Buttons
(2005)

Haha Sound is the second studio album by British indie electronic band Broadcast. It was released on 11 August 2003 by Warp. Haha Sound earned critical acclaim and became their first charting album in the United States, reaching the top 10 of the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[3]
Blender4/5 stars[4]
The Boston Phoenix3/4 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[6]
The Guardian5/5 stars[7]
Mojo4/5 stars[8]
Muzik5/5[9]
Pitchfork8.2/10[10]
Q4/5 stars[11]
Uncut4/5 stars[12]

Pitchfork placed Haha Sound at number 121 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[13] In November 2007, Haha Sound was listed as one of The Guardian's "1000 Albums to Listen to Before You Die". In his review for Jockey Slut, Paul Clarke called the album "a dizzying ride".[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Broadcast.

No.TitleLength
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.[16]

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 (OCC)[17] 130
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[18] 13
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[19] 50
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[1] 8

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
United Kingdom[20] 11 August 2003 CD, LP, special edition CD Warp WARP106
United States[21] 12 August 2003 CD
Japan[15] 13 August 2003 Beat BRC 76

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Broadcast Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Reviews for Haha Sound by Broadcast". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 August 2008.
  3. ^ Phares, Heather. "Haha Sound – Broadcast". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  4. ^ Slaughter, James (September 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Blender. No. 19. p. 121. Archived from the original on 18 August 2004. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  5. ^ Wood, Mikael (7–13 November 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound (Warp)". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on 7 April 2004. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  6. ^ Feliciano, Kristina (15 August 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Entertainment Weekly. p. 76.
  7. ^ Costa, Maddy (8 August 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Mojo. No. 117. August 2003. p. 98.
  9. ^ Ward, Christian (August 2003). "Broadcast: Ha Ha Sound (Warp)". Muzik. No. 99. p. 71.
  10. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (26 August 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Pitchfork. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Q. No. 205. August 2003. p. 102.
  12. ^ "Broadcast – Haha Sound". Uncut. No. 76. September 2003. p. 97. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  13. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  14. ^ Clarke, Paul (August 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Jockey Slut. Vol. 6 no. 7. p. 79.
  15. ^ a b Haha Sound (Album notes). Broadcast. Beat Records. 2003. BRC 76.
  16. ^ Haha Sound (Album notes). Broadcast. Warp Records. 2003. WARPCD106.
  17. ^ "Chart Log UK: Darren B – David Byrne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  18. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Broadcast Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  20. ^ "Album: Ha Ha Sound". Broadcast. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2008.
  21. ^ "Haha Sound (CD - Warp #WARPCD 106X) – Broadcast". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2014.

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