I must’ve been under a rock for the past few months because I COMPLETELY missed out on the Cloud Cult love. Well, it’s better late than never, so welcome to the All Things Go Cloud Cult Lovefest. Seriously, how did I miss these guys? They’ve been around since 1995 and have released seven albums? What? Shame on me for never coming across a single track even though apparently the entire blogosphere got the memo. I must, therefore, thank my boy Mickey for turning me onto the band through, of all things, a mashup of their awesome single “Chemicals Collide” and the T-Pain’s club banger, “Buy You a Drank” (aptly titled “Collide You A Drank” courtesy of thehoodinternet). The mashup is quirky and awesome, and prompted me to pick up a copy of The Meaning of 8. I could not be happier with myself. After listening to the album on repeat for about the last two weeks, I’ve concluded that this is one of those albums that, every time I listen to a song, that song becomes my favorite on the album (if that makes sense). While “Chemicals Collide” and “Take Your Medicine” are the heavily-downloaded singles (which is not a knock on them, as they definitely deserve the love), hidden gems such as “Chain Reaction” and “Pretty Voice” create one of the most well-rounded albums I’ve listened to in a good long time.
If you are like me, and have yet to experience the magic (which is highly unlikely, ’cause apparently EVERY other blog posted on them, and I assume you guys read more than just ATG), check out “Chain Reaction” and “Pretty Voice”, as well as thehoodinternet’s mashup, “Collide You a Drank”. ALSO, pick up a copy of The Meaning of 8 if you haven’t yet.
MP3: T. Pain vs. Cloud Cult – “Collide You a Drank (ABX)” [courtesy of thehoodinternet]