The Noise Made by People

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The Noise Made by People
The Noise Made by People.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 March 2000 (2000-03-20)
Genre
Length45:30
LabelWarp
Broadcast chronology
Work and Non Work
(1997)
The Noise Made by People
(2000)
Haha Sound
(2003)
Singles from The Noise Made by People
  1. "Echo's Answer"
    Released: 1 November 1999 (1999-11-01)
  2. "Come On Let's Go"
    Released: 22 May 2000 (2000-05-22)

The Noise Made by People is the debut studio album by British indie electronic band Broadcast. It was released on 20 March 2000 by Warp to critical acclaim.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press5/5[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
Melody Maker3/5 stars[5]
Muzik4/5[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork7.8/10[8]
Select4/5[9]
Spin8/10[10]
Uncut9/10[11]

Pitchfork placed The Noise Made by People at No. 177 on its list of "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s".[12] The album's first single "Echo's Answer", was released in 1999 and featured at No. 178 on Pitchfork's list of "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s".[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Broadcast.

No.TitleLength
1."Long Was the Year"3:38
2."Unchanging Window"3:48
3."Minus One"2:02
4."Come On Let's Go"3:17
5."Echo's Answer"3:12
6."Tower of Our Tuning"4:30
7."Papercuts"4:32
8."You Can Fall"4:24
9."Look Outside"3:53
10."Until Then"3:51
11."City in Progress"3:37
12."Dead the Long Year"4:46
Total length:45:30

Personnel[edit]

  • Broadcast – recording, engineering, mixing
  • Keith York – drums on tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9
  • Steve Perkins – drums on track 8, 11 and 12
  • House at Intro – artwork and photography
  • Paul Glave – engineering on tracks 8 and 10
  • Kenny Patterson – engineering on track 11

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 79
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[15] 13

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 20 March 2000 Warp LP warplp65[16]
CD warpcd65[16]
United States 18 April 2000 Tommy Boy Records CD TBCD 1413[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Reviews for The Noise Made By People by Broadcast". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "The Noise Made by People – Broadcast". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Broadcast: The Noise Made by People". Alternative Press (142): 77. May 2000.
  4. ^ Costa, Maddy (17 March 2000). "Retro rocketeers". The Guardian.
  5. ^ "Broadcast: The Noise Made by People". Melody Maker: 48. 28 March 2000.
  6. ^ Bush, Calvin (April 2000). "Broadcast: The Noise Made by People (Warp)". Muzik (59): 111.
  7. ^ "The Noise Made By People". NME. 18 March 2000. Archived from the original on 26 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  8. ^ Gardopee, Dan (31 March 2000). "Broadcast: The Noise Made by People". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  9. ^ Davenport, Neil (April 2000). "Broadcast: The Noise Made by People". Select (118): 88–89.
  10. ^ Wolk, Douglas (May 2000). "Catatonia: Equally Cursed and Blessed / Broadcast: The Noise Made by People". Spin. 16 (5): 160–62. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  11. ^ Robinson, John (July 2015). "Broadcast: Vinyl Reissues". Uncut (218): 92.
  12. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  13. ^ Pitchfork staff (30 August 2010). "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Album: The Noise Made By People". Broadcast. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2008.

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