The Race For Space (studio album) by Public Service Broadcasting

The Race For Space
The Race For Space by Public Service Broadcasting
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-02-24
Overall rank: 6,225th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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72/100 (from 24 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2015 (125th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (1,238th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,225th)
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72/100 (from 24 votes)
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From 05/28/2018 07:15
I got into these guys via 2017's most excellent 'Every Valley' album so naturally I was keen to check out their previous work

This album is OK , if a tad too long . On first listening its super interesting stuff giving one a feeling of sitting in a NASA or Russian Space Control Hub , unfortunately it looses appeal on subsequent listens much like a book you've read before . Where as 'Every Valley' has excellent replay-ability

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60 Luna Landings Out Of 100
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From 03/16/2016 18:55
This album is a life changing experience for me. When I listen to it in my car, I feel like I am a controller in a NASA mission control station. Am I crazy ? Maybe... But certainly a lover of this piece of art.

Favorite tracks: This a concept album. The Other Side is certainly a mastepiece track.
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From 02/15/2016 20:00
I love discovering new music especially when its something out of the blue and unexpected. This gem I found out via word of mouth. Easily would make my top three for 2015. As previously commented, this is music that is backdrop to actual radio, PSAs, etc. archive footage. Doesn't sound that great on paper but its really worth a listen. Unique and invites repeated listens. Impressed me enough to check out their other work which is just as worthy.
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From 03/23/2015 18:33
The first album was better, this is more "flat" in some way. In any case, very good work!
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From 03/11/2015 14:24
These guys create instrumentals by combining live performance with samples from old PSAs, propaganda films, and other archival footage. The samples on this album are pulled from British Film Institute footage on the Space Race. For those of us who grew up in the Space Shuttle era, where space travel was largely taken for granted, this album does a great job of capturing the anxiety and excitement of those early years.
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