Daughter of Cloud
of Montreal - Daughter of Cloud
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
User Score
Based on 9 ratings
October 23, 2012 / Release Date
Compilation / Format
Polyvinyl / Joyful Noise / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
Your Review


Under The Radar

This may be a directionless paella of genres and styles, but the band is assured and accomplished enough to pull each track off with aplomb.


Daughter of Cloud is a staggering 17 tracks, so it takes a few hit-or-miss listens to locate its gems. 

Drowned in Sound

While Daughter of Cloud houses a number of Barnes' most flamboyantly weird musical ideas, they're also frequently some of his hollowest


Daughter of Cloud accurately depicts an artist who has pushed his artistic license to its very limit. 


It might be hard to fully compute right now, but American sextet Of Montreal used to be pretty good

Consequence of Sound

Daughter of Cloud knows exactly what it is, who it is trying to serve, and can hardly be criticized too sharply for having b-sides that sound like b-sides.

Jan 6, 2018
It's a bit odd that on Daughter of Cloud, a compilation of outtakes and rarities spanning six years of recording, sounds very much like just another of Montreal album. I feel the issue may be that Kevin Barnes is just such a prolific songwriter that quantity takes over quality. Even though their was a shift in sound from Hissing Fauna to Skeletal Lamping to False Priest and Paralytic Stalks... you wouldn't really know it from Daughter of Cloud. I think the band could stand to release a ... read more
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Track List
  1. Our Love Is Senile 
  2. Obviousatonicnuncio 
  3. Sails, Hermaphroditic 
  4. Steppin’ Out 
  5. Hindlopp Stat 
  6. Partizan Terminus 
  7. Georgie’s Lament 
  8. Jan Doesn’t Like It 
  9. Feminine Effects 
  10. Tender Fax 
  11. Psychotic Feeling 
  12. Alter Eagle 
  13. Kristiansand 
  14. Micro University 
  15. Subtext Read, Nothing New 
  16. Noir Blues to Tinnitus 
  17. Expecting to Fly (Buffalo Springfield cover)
Contributions By
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Added on: September 5, 2012