The first compilation album from Broadcast shows them carving out their own spot in the electronic space, collecting The Book Lovers EP as well as some other early songs from their activity in the 90’s, years before the release of their studio debut. It begins with the murky and submerged “Accidentals” that seems to slither through the cranium. Both the “The Book Lovers” and “The Living Room” have a rock edge, reminscent of the 60’s. Work and Non Work is distanced in nature, nearly extraterrestrial, and while the band is still finding its way, all of the basic qualities that make up Broadcast’s signature sound are present: the eerie vibe, the vintage feel, the psychedelic delivery, the cinematic references, and the soft singing of Trish Keenan hovering over all of it.


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. "Accidentals"

*low energy, low feeling, mid complexity

2. "The Book Lovers"

mid energy, mid feeling, *mid complexity

3. "Message from Home"

mid energy, *low feeling, mid complexity

4. "Phantom"

low energy, mid feeling, *mid complexity

5. "We've Got Time"

*low energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

6. "Living Room"

*high energy, mid feeling, mid complexity

7. "According to No Plan"

*low energy, low feeling, mid complexity

8. "The World Backwards"

mid energy, *mid feeling, low complexity

9. "Lights Out"

mid energy, *mid feeling, mid complexity


wow tracks

1-2, 6, 9


Album Makeup – N/A

Wow Track Makeup – 2.2 / 5

Song Makeup – 5

Album Score – 7.2

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

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