Haha Sound

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Haha Sound
Hahasound.jpg
Studio album by Broadcast
Released 11 August 2003
Genre Indie electronic, dream pop
Length 44:37
Label Warp
Broadcast chronology
The Noise Made by People
(2000)The Noise Made by People2000
Haha Sound
(2003)
Tender Buttons
(2005)Tender Buttons2005

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

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Uncut 4/5 stars[9]

Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed Haha Sound at number 121 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[10] 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".[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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.[13]

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)[14] 130
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[15] 8
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 50

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Catalogue
United Kingdom[17] 11 August 2003 CD, LP, special edition CD Warp WARP106
United States[2] 12 August 2003 CD
Japan[12] 13 August 2003 Beat BRC 76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Haha Sound by Broadcast". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 August 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "Haha Sound – Broadcast". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Slaughter, James (September 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Blender (19): 121. Archived from the original on 18 August 2004. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Feliciano, Kristina (15 August 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Entertainment Weekly: 76. 
  5. ^ Costa, Maddy (8 August 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Mojo (117): 98. August 2003. 
  7. ^ Plagenhoef, Scott (26 August 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Q (205): 102. August 2003. 
  9. ^ "Broadcast – Haha Sound". Uncut (76): 97. September 2003. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  11. ^ Clarke, Paul (August 2003). "Broadcast: Haha Sound". Jockey Slut. 6 (7): 79. 
  12. ^ a b Haha Sound (Album notes). Broadcast. Beat Records. 2003. BRC 76. 
  13. ^ Haha Sound (Album notes). Broadcast. Warp Records. 2003. WARPCD106. 
  14. ^ "Chart Log UK: Darren B – David Byrne". Zobbel.de. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  15. ^ "Broadcast – Chart history" Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums for Broadcast. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  16. ^ "Broadcast – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Broadcast. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  17. ^ "Album: Ha Ha Sound". Broadcast. Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 

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