Cloud Cult - Feel Good Ghosts (tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)
Cloud Cult's 2008 release, Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes), is a great addition to their already stellar discography. Everything you'd expect from a great Cloud Cult album is here and the message is a bit more positive than a few of their previous releases. It seems that Craig Minowa (singer/songwriter) has finally found himself in a bit of a better place.
The album is riddled with a similar lyrical style in as far as using a kind of childish word choice that makes you feel young, but still leaves room for some deep thought within the overall subject matter. Feel Good Ghosts also offers many more percussive sounds other than just a drum set, which hasn't been quite as prevalent in previous releases. All the bells and whistles you could ask for, literally! Along with those bells are all of the strange and sometimes nonsensical vocal sounds made throughout the album that really give Cloud Cult their signature style. Other than the aforementioned instruments, there are a few songs with string orchestra, organ, and plenty of electronic ambience.
All in all, this is Cloud Cult's best album in my opinion. Hopefully they'll keep pumping out gems like this one. The uplifting songs will have you out of your seat and those songs that initially sound like they're going to be mellow eventually end up coming to life.
Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) is most definitely an album that any indie/folk fan will enjoy. Buy the record, listen to it daily. You won't be disappointed!
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