BROADCAST
THE NOISE MADE BY PEOPLE

Released approximately five years after their formation, the debut album from British group Broadcast fuses 1960’s psychedelic sensibilities with nebulous electronic and a message that’s soft and longing. Without a doubt, the catchiest tune on the record is “Come On Let’s Go,” a sweet piece of chamber pop and a fine example of Trish Keenan’s luring voice. The cerebral “Echo’s Answer” eschews multiple instruments, effectively placing the listener on their back and floating in a placid pond of analog synth. The Noise Made by People is a time warped affair, neatly encased in the introductory “Long Was the Year” and the concluding “Dead the Long Year,” two songs that demonstrate this eeire yet attractive twist of the past with modernity.

TRACK LIST

What do these squares mean?

Each square is a track tile which shows the most dominant characteristics of each song of the album.

The asterisk (*) in each track description highlights the strongest characteristic in every song.

wow tracks are rated the highest which ultimately contribute to a better album score.

1. "Long Was the Year"

*low energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

2. "Unchanging Window"

mid energy, *mid feeling, mid complexity

3. "Minus One"

low energy, *low feeling, mid complexity

4. "Come On Let's Go"

mid energy, *mid feeling, mid complexity

5. "Echo's Answer"

*low energy, mid feeling, low complexity

6. "Tower of Our Tuning"

*mid energy, mid feeling, low complexity

7. "Papercuts"

*high energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

8. "You Can Fall"

low energy, *low feeling, mid complexity

9. "Look Outside"

mid energy, mid feeling, *mid complexity

10. "Until Then"

*low energy, low feeling, mid complexity

11. "City in Progress"

*high energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

12. "Dead the Long Year"

mid energy, *low feeling, mid complexity

SUMMARY

wow tracks

1-5, 7, 10-12

rating

Album Makeup – .8 / 1

Wow Track Makeup – 3.4 / 4.5

Song Makeup – 4.5

Album Score – 8.7

See ALBUM APART’s Visual Discography for this artist, where the track tiles of all the albums come together.

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