Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The mesmerizing quality they create through drone beats and varied vocals engage the listener in a whirlwind of noise, and it rarely ever lets up.
  2. It’s so intriguing that I continually find myself tuning and listening to it over and over again.
  3. Truly unlike anything else you'll hear this year, hip-hop or otherwise.
  4. 88
    By not making sense as we know it, cLOUDDEAD creat music that is open to interpretation. [#10, p.96]
User Score

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
  2. JeffM.
    Jul 27, 2005
    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
    This is such an amazing cd! The album is a book for my ears.