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In the Mountain in the Cloud

Portugal. The ManAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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(Under the mainstream radar, Alaska's favorite sons, Portugal. The Man is a band that has been steadily building a devoted fan base and amassing kudos from an array of media outlets like Filter ("Portugal. The Man hasn't merely evolved from the avant-garde, neo-soul that shaped their earliest works, they've transcended it."), AbsolutePunk ("Portugal. The Man is one ... Read more in Amazon's Portugal. The Man Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 19, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00518HAQI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,267 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In The Mountain In The Cloud marks Portugal. The Man's sixth full-length in as many years, as well as the band's debut for Atlantic Records. Carrying forth the momentum triggered by their unexpected rise in 2006, and their FM airwave success of "People Say" (from 2009's The Satanic Satanist), In The Mountain In The Cloud continues the pattern of an album per calendar year, a feat made all the more staggering when you consider the band's fervent devotion to the open road, logging over 800 shows-performing everywhere from freight elevators to a mesmerizing set at Bonnaroo-since their inception. In The Mountain In The Cloud marks the first recording by the band to accurately harness their onstage energy; it's a recording that places Portugal. The Man's devout work ethic and singular vision on full display.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised. July 20, 2011
By C-M
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan for a while now, and loved their past efforts. I was worried their foray into a major label would dampen their sound or creativity, well I was wrong. This album is for the lovers of psychedelia and soaring vocals, if a man exercising his falsetto scares you, look elsewhere. It sounds grandiose but it is not pretentious in any way. The opening track "So American" is an instant hook that draws you in, complete with steel drum and all. The second song that really caught my attention (and my favorite track) is the fifth track "Head Is a Flame (Cool with It)" The vocals, guitars, bass, and atmosphere all have such an eerie nostalgic feel and pacing, the best chorus and solo in all the album leaves me humming and singing all day. I want to keep this review brief so I urge all who liked their previous work to support and buy this record.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PTM does it again! August 29, 2011
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Portugal. The Man keeps their amazing streak of doing something different on each album alive with this '70s drenched, T-Rex meets Electric Light Orchestra, alternative pop masterpiece. Incorporating a little of everything they've done before- progressive jams, folk rock, electro pop- while pushing the boundaries of the studio to new limits, Portugal. The Man has created with "In the Mountain In the Cloud" an inspiring 11 song sequence filled with sing-a-long hooks, catchy riffs, and just enough room for some serious exploration when they take these songs to the stage.
The album opens with the one-two punch of "So American"/"Floating", two tracks seeped in strings and percussion that instantly evokes the studio wizardry of mid-seventies Bowie. "Senseless" soon follows and is drenched in guitar noise, in which lead singer/guitarist John Gourley proves his guitar mastery by doing everything with his six strings but soloing. "Once Was One" starts off sounding like a "Censored Colors" outtake before it evolves into another sweeping, drum-machine driven epic. What may be the best song PTM has ever released, "All Your Light" finds it's roots in "American Ghetto"'s dark second half. Ominous keyboards give way to a pounding drum beat over which Gourley's voice soars, at times playing call and response with the band's almost tribal backing vocals. Then, out of nowhere, the band drops into a seriously tight jam that harkens back to the band's first album, "Waiter: You Vultures!"
Lyrically, the band explores some darker places. Vietnam, politicians, growing old, "So American" is NOT a compliment, "All Your Light" CAN'T save me, and "Sleep Forever", the closing track, ends with the lines "everything is perfectly messed up again".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easily one of my favorite albums of all time. May 11, 2013
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Over the past year, this album has grown so much on me, that it's now one of my all time favs. The jams in this album are so enticing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got it on vinyl, SPECTACULAR music February 27, 2012
By FeRn
Format:Audio CD
I'll keep it short and simple. BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will see! My wife and I took the time to listen to the whole album twice yesterday and it's such a crisp record. This band is very talented. This album is sexy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars :) October 16, 2011
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Fantastic album! Love Portugal. The Man
I'd recommencement you only buy CD's from this band. The album art is great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In The Cloud September 9, 2011
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It's either a blatant disregard for quality control or a remarkable ability to maintain consistency when a band releases as many albums as years it's been in existence - if you count Portugal. The Man's various EPs and one all-acoustic counterpart LP, the Portland-based psychedelic quartet has already far exceeded all normal bounds of output. Where other bands might have burnt out, Portugal. The Man have already traced a remarkable creative arc, from jam-band-ish prog to a roots rock securely situated in the psychedelia of T. Rex and similar glam with 2009's high water mark The Satanic Satanist. In the Mountain in the Cloud shares many similarities with that record's favorable aspects - a penchant for fuzzy guitar licks married to reverb-heavy hooks that slide off the vinyl as easily as the best of their bellbottom-wearing influences and, of course, singer John Gourley, whose Marc Bolan-esque falsetto defines the band's timeless sound.

But where The Satanic Satanist sounded like a new tack for the band and American Ghetto a grab-bag from their past, In the Mountain in the Cloud seems like more of the same, albeit with a major label budget that allows for an expanded sound. Not to say that things here a retread; songs are as distinct as they come, from the trippy opener of "So American" to the barnstorming riff and cries of the coming revolution on "Got It All (This Can't Be Living Now)," and the band's palette is well diversified. It's just that a band as obviously talented as Portugal.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Major label debut proves to be a stunner... July 19, 2011
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Admittedly, I arrived to the Portugal. The Man's bandwagon a little late...The Satanic Satanist was my first foray into their musical landscaping. However, I've been a devoted fan ever since. I wondered what their major label debut would sound like...and to my astonishment, it sounds just like it should...the same...but bigger.
Personally, I would suggest starting with some older material (The Satanic Satanist and American Ghetto)first, before working your way to this one. Mainly, so you can appreciate the growth they've experienced both in songwriting and production over the course of just a couple of years.
Regardless, if you should start with this album, rest assured, you will still be in good hands, as songs such as, "Floating (Time Isn't Working My Side)", "Share With Me The Sun", and "All Your Light (Times Like These)" stand among their strongest.
Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars no bad songs a few amazing ones
"Your body don't work for nobody but me son" with a drummer that makes you feel frustration and rage

I don't feel like I should have to explain just buy it or... Read more
Published 7 months ago by S. Dickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a beautiful sound on a record player
This is the perfect album for Vinyl. It sounds so darn beautiful on our record player. Great quality and packaging. exceeded our expectations.
Published 7 months ago by laurenadela
4.0 out of 5 stars Portugal The Man - My First Introduction To These Guys
I had never heard of this band until a fellow co-worker suggested that I might like them. I checked out some stuff on YouTube, liked what I heard, and then picked up this album. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Steven Sly
5.0 out of 5 stars addicted
Great album, start to finish. Not overly produced, lots of rich sounds. Sometimes rock in', other times very mellow, introspective & soulful. Read more
Published 13 months ago by dkahn03
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Clean sounding, and just a great album all around. It seems to get better as you go through it, and the last song may be the best.
Published 15 months ago by S. lammers
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
I like that the songs all have pretty nice tunes and there's some good guitar as well. My only problem is that a lot of the songs sound a bit samey. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Marvw
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
My first PTM CD. I really enjoy it. Solid throughout. If you like the band or have just heard a few songs online I recommend buying it.
Published 18 months ago by Josh Doppelt
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Portugal.
That classic, flowing, Portugal. sound. Great production value, the strings are very pleasant. I guess the album it reminds me of most is Censored Colors, but they even have a few... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Gregg
5.0 out of 5 stars An Innovative Band With an Unforgettable Sound
Many people say the quality of all music has declined over decades, and if they came upon this realization only by listening to mainstream radio, they'd be absolutely right. Read more
Published 20 months ago by IMO
3.0 out of 5 stars In the Mountain with a Cloud
Good packaging, great illustrations, a little minimal, i love this white LP...
i would rate it with one more star if lyrics were printed in a booklet. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Fulkwarin
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