The Noise Made by People

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The Noise Made by People
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Studio album by Broadcast
Released 20 March 2000
Genre Indie electronic, dream pop
Length 45:30
Label Warp
Broadcast chronology
Work and Non Work
(1997)Work and Non Work1997
The Noise Made by People
(2000)
Haha Sound
(2003)Haha Sound2003
Singles from The Noise Made by People
  1. "Echo's Answer"
    Released: 1 November 1999
  2. "Come On Let's Go"
    Released: 22 May 2000

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 Records to critical acclaim.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 81/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 5/5[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
Melody Maker 3/5 stars[6]
NME 8/10[7]
Pitchfork Media 7.8/10[8]
Select 4/5[9]
Spin 8/10[10]

The music online magazine Pitchfork Media placed The Noise Made by People at number 177 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[11] "Echo's Answer", the first single released from the album, was also featured at number 178 on Pitchfork Media's list of top 200 tracks of the 1990s.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Broadcast.

No. Title Length
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

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

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom March 20, 2000 Warp Records LP warplp65[13]
CD warpcd65[13]
United States April 18, 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 17 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Broadcast: The Noise Made by People". Alternative Press (142): 77. May 2000. 
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2009). "Broadcast". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199726363. 
  5. ^ Costa, Maddy (17 March 2000). "Retro rocketeers". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ "Broadcast: The Noise Made by People". Melody Maker: 48. 28 March 2000. 
  7. ^ "The Noise Made By People". NME. 18 March 2000. Retrieved 17 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Gardopee, Dan (31 March 2000). "Broadcast: The Noise Made by People". Pitchfork Media. 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. ^ Pitchfork staff (28 September 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  12. ^ Pitchfork staff (30 August 2010). "The Top 200 Tracks of the 1990s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "Album: The Noise Made By People". Broadcast. Retrieved 25 August 2008. 

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