Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cloud Cult - Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus

Artist: Cloud Cult
Album: Advice from the Happy Hippopotamus
Year: 2005
Length: 61 minutes, 34seconds
Genre: Alternative rock/indie pop
Why I picked it up: One of my favourite bands of all time, working my way through their discography
Favourite tracks: I can't pick!
Random lyric: We made up your mind for you last night/So you can decide that you'll be alright/It's no small feat to beat the pessimistic motherfucker sleeping inside your head
Purchase: From the artist | Check your local music store!

I don't think I can write a proper review about Cloud Cult. It's very hard for me to convey what this music means for me...I bought this album just a few days before I drove eight hours to their concert. You can read about that literally awesome experience here. If you don't know about the band, I'd recommend you give this a quick look over; once you understand Craig and Connie's history it really helps to make the music all that more meaningful. Add to that the birth of a second son in late 2009, and you have an incredible force that fuels Craig's music. This music is so close to my heart and soul I can't really find the proper words to describe it. That may be part of the reason why I love it so much, it says what I feel but can never explain. The emotion in Craig's voice, the moving lyrics, the music itself... I'll just post a couple of songs and let you try it out for yourself. Hopefully you will enjoy the music as much as I do! I tried to pick out a variety of the ones I like to give you a good sampling.

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