• Record Label: Mush
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2004
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The trio have returned to the territory of their debut, but somehow failed to recapture the lightning that animated it.
  2. Not what you'd call an enjoyable listen, but one to be respected anyway, and also one that worms its way into your head.
  3. Clouddead's problem is their stubborn refusal to express anything.
  4. Ten turns out a few good songs, but there are better solo records by each of its members.
  5. They've sadly cranked up the wackiness. [Apr 2004, p.108]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. bozzobob
    Sep 28, 2005
    10
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  2. JeffM.
    Jul 27, 2005
    10
    re-Joyce my ears! This album reminds me of all those strange noises you make as a kid, trying harmonies and variations to create a moment re-Joyce my ears! This album reminds me of all those strange noises you make as a kid, trying harmonies and variations to create a moment that happens and dies forever in your back yard. (Other people did that, right?) This work -all of cLOUDDEAD's work- uses thoughts as the palette, and (some would argue) hip-hop as the medium. I prefer not to stuff this in a genre, I think the pressure of that, the expectations of that could be what caused cLOUDDEAD to end. "Our Name" is a shameless, somewhat veiled statement of "screw off, we're done then." I often wonder why... but I hear it was to save their friendship, not being pushed over the edge by fans/pans/critics. Either way, this album made me even more sad they're gone. It's top notch. Full Review »
  3. holliehorror
    Jan 28, 2005
    10
    This is such an amazing cd! The album is a book for my ears.