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Clouddead (almost always stylized cLOUDDEAD) is an experimental/{{hip hop}} group consisting of rappers Doseone (Adam Drucker) and Why (now known by his real name, Yoni Wolf) and DJ Odd Nosdam (David Madson), although all three take turns on production and mic duty. To put it in very simple terms, cLOUDDEAD are a bunch of weirdos, making music for weirdos. But that's not necessarily a bad thing, influences as far-flung as 60's psychadelia, indie rock, and ambient electronica can be heard in their music, making the whole ordeal sound like a trippy mish-mash of styles. Upon the release of their debut album -''cLOUDDEAD''- (which was itself a compilation album of six separate two-track [=EPs=]) was alternately hailed as a work of genius and "smartass surrealism"; the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. The group released one more album -''Ten''- and a split EP with BoardsOfCanada before disbanding, though the members reunited for the Themselves song "[=Rapping4Money=]" in 2009.

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!!Discography
* Albums
** ''cLOUDDEAD'' (2001) (a compilation of six two-track [=EPs=].)
** ''Ten'' (2004)
* Singles ('''Bold font''' indicates the singles compiled to make ''cLOUDDEAD'')
** '''''Apt. A: Parts 1 & 2''''' (2000)
** '''''And All You Can Do Is Laugh: Parts 1 & 2''''' (2000)
** '''''I Promise Never To Get Paint on My Glasses Again: Parts 1 & 2 [featuring Sole]''''' (2001)
** '''''[=JimmyBreeze=]: Parts 1 & 2''''' (2001)
** '''''(Cloud Dead Number Five): Parts 1 & 2''''' (2001)(usually called this for lack of a proper title)
** '''''Bike: Parts 1 & 2 '''''(2001)
** ''The Sound of a Handshake / This About The City'' (2002)
* [=EPs=]
** ''Dead Dogs Two (featuring BoardsOfCanada)'' (2004)
* Other Releases
** ''The Peel Session'' (2001)
** ''Collaged at Mom's'' (2007) (limited edition instrumentals of all their songs)

!!Tropes that apply to cLOUDDEAD and its members

* CreepyMonotone - Yoni Wolf, who says everything, including some ''very disturbing'' lines in total monotone.
* MindScrew - Another thing featured in pretty much all their songs, only "Dead Dogs Two" has ever had a confirmed meaning [[spoiler:(it's a metaphor for fame)]]. "Rifle Eyes" is supposedly about 9/11, but it's not obvious if it is.
* {{Motormouth}} - Doseone, for a prime example listen to the first few bars of ''Rifle Eyes''.
* OneOfUs - Doseone is a Politics/History geek, Yoni loves sitcoms and 80's anime.
* {{Sampling}} - Usually of ''very odd'' sources, including a children's show at one point.
* StealthParody - [[WildMassGuessing Some have theorized]] that the entire project is a parody of pretentious "art music" in general. If it is, it's working ''spectacularly'' thus far.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion - Sorta, some of their songs use incredibly strange rhyme schemes that are barely even detectable when listened to.
* WildMassGuessing - With everything from song meanings to theories about the group's ties to the Illuminati, no really.
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