Of Montreal's Daughter of Cloud Reviewed

10/26/12
4.8ARTIST INFO

When the polls close and all the ballots are counted, it's safe to say that Of Montreal's 11th studio album, Daughter of Cloud, will not be ranked among the Best Music 2012.

Ever since they started shilling for Outback, Of Montreal has seemingly made a concentrated effort to write songs that a) won't be played on the radio b) won't be used in any films or commercials c) will only be liked by people who want to like difficult pop music.

Fans of Of Montreal will find all their favorite aspect of the bands present in Daughter of Cloud. Kevin Barnes twee-like vocals shine throughout out the album, but the music is mostly disjointed and rarely seems to work within the song.

The album's second track, "Obviousatonicnuncio," is one of the most straightforward pop songs on the record. Unsurprisingly, it's also one of the best on the album.

"Georgie's Lament" is another standout track, and a shoe-in for best song about erectile dysfunction. 

The folksy "Krisitansand" is an uproarious take on the sexual mindset of youth brought up in the Christian church.

(Although it should be noted that Danny Seim wrote a better version of this song awhile back.)

Other than those three, there really isn't much to like here.

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like Barnes and Co. are just throwing quirky pop shit against the wall and hoping it sticks. Sometimes it does, but more often than not it falls flat. It's not like this is a bad album, it's just something you don't really want to take an hour to listen to unless you also like doing calculus in your spare time.

Regardless, you need a better hobby.

Don't worry...we'll have some AWESOME music to recommend soon in our Reviews on Music post.  Or until then just pop over to our BEST MUSIC menu tab....that will set ya str8t. 

 

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