From a new fan of Broadcast:
This album has definitely grown on me on second playing - just listening to track 4 `Valerie' as we sit here - wow... it's almost too much ecstasy to endure... reminds me of a tune... with the `lyric' pa-ra-pa-pampam' - help me - I'm adrift! I'm well away to this tune, I can tell you! Beautiful! Colour Me In and The little Bell are the other highlights of the album for me - both added straight to my favourites! Well, on a few listens (and I'm sure it'll deserve more) there isn't a single dud track here, with beautiful female vocals, drifting dreamy sounds, tempo changes, lovely lyrics, sunny electro-psyche-tinted sound-collages.
My only minute gripe is that (and I say this having now heard the other Broadcast albums) there isn't the sheer mountain of creative variety as found on their collaborative `Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age' album, but, like I say, that's only a minor thing, and only because I like the weirder, less conventional pop-song orientated stuff that grows in the music world. This is well worth a buy, for all the reasons I and the other reviewers here can think of!
Sounds like Soundcarriers, HNIA, Mum or Stereolab, for comparison. Cocteau Twins? Maybe, but without that bands own signature `language', and somehow, this seems more `earthy'.
I hope this was helpful to you :)