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Broadcast: Work and Non Work

Track List

>Accidentals
>Book of Lovers, The
>Message From Home
>Phantom
>We've Got Time
>Living Room
>According to No Plan
>World Backwards, The
>Lights Out

Album Reviews:

Option (11-12/97, pp.86-87) - "...There's something mysteriously appealing about the band, yet they have the poetic quality of beginnings, when things get started and possess a certain purity....And what gorgeous songs they write..."

Melody Maker (6/7/97, p.53) - "......a refinement and continuation of various possibilities laid down by both pop and 'experimental' music over the past five years...they've marshalled electronica and post-rock into pleasing, convenient shapes."

Album Notes

Recording information: Artisan; Blackwing; Magic Garden; Rich Bitch.

Photographer: Dick Sweeney.

This 1997 compilation gathers Broadcast's previously released singles and the entire BOOK LOVERS EP from 1996. It is an excellent primer of the band's beginnings, and plays like a well-sequenced album in itself, from the soothing, Satie-like opener ("Accidentals") and the groovy sunshine pop of "Book Lovers" to the jazzy, 6/8 "Message from Home" and the unsettling skating-rink waltz of "The World Backwards." The Stereolab comparisons that the band got saddled with in their early career are somewhat justified in this context, but even here the band exhibits a hypnotic, dazed quality--a gentler and yet more sinister vibe--that distinguished them from the very start.



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