In the Mountain in the Cloud

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jul 19, 2011
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
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  1. May 13, 2016
    8
    76/100. Really nice vibe throughout the album. The one thing I can say about Portugal. The Man is that they know how to make an album that makes use of all of the time it contains. The best songs on this album are "So American", "Floating", and "Sleep Forever".
  2. Aug 1, 2011
    10
    I really like this band and this album does not disappoint. Has some really catchy lyrics and great vocals. Some of his vocals remind me of the Beatles and give some real nice tone to the songs and gives some real classic sounds.
  3. Jul 23, 2011
    8
    If the Beatles were still together today, Iâ
  4. Jul 22, 2011
    8
    Best of their work so far, no question. It rarely ever misses the mark, and its high points more than make up for any of those mistakes. The closer "Sleep Forever" is a truly awesome track.
  5. Jul 20, 2011
    10
    Best album from Portugal. The Man to date. Really spectacular throughout, not a misstep to be found. This album will certainly gain the band some new fans with a diverse array of influences apparent in each song.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 16, 2011
    70
    For In the Mountain in the Cloud, they piled on the mascara, set the way-back machine for 1972 and turned out 11 tracks full of vintage glam-rock pouting and preening.
  2. Under The Radar
    Aug 5, 2011
    70
    Though it never quite matches up, the album does an admirable job of working to capture the incredible fun of Portugal's live show. [Jul 2011, p.87]
  3. Aug 3, 2011
    40
    With a bevy of somewhat indistinguishable tunes, a production aesthetic that keeps everything front, center, and earsplitting is a problem.