Funnel Cloud (album)

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Funnel Cloud
Studio album by Hem
Released September 5, 2006
Genre Folk rock
Length 48:08
Label Nettwerk
Producer Dan Messé, Gary Maurer
Hem chronology
No Word From Tom
(2006)
Funnel Cloud
(2006)
Home Again, Home Again
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
All Things Considered (NPR) (positive) [2]
Daily News (positive) [3]
Pitchfork 6.1/10 [4]

Funnel Cloud is the fourth album by folk rock band Hem. It was released on Nettwerk on September 5, 2006. Considered the band's most ambitious work to date, they recorded the album accompanied by a 21-piece orchestra, as well as James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins.

The concept was conceived on the day of lead singer Sally Ellyson's wedding, during which the party had to evacuate to storm cellars due to a number of tornadoes that touched down in the area.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Dan Messé, except where noted.

  1. We'll Meet Along The Way (Messé, Steve Curtis) - 2:04
  2. He Came To Meet Me (Curtis) - 4:23
  3. Not California (Messé, Gary Maurer) - 4:13
  4. Funnel Cloud - 3:16
  5. Too Late To Turn Back Now (Messé, Maurer) - 3:06
  6. The Pills Stopped Working (Messé, Maurer) - 4:47
  7. Hotel Fire (Messé, Maurer) - 3:51
  8. Great Houses Of New York - 3:11
  9. Curtains - 3:03
  10. Old Adam - 2:39
  11. The Burnt-Over District - 2:33
  12. Reservoir (Curtis) - 3:19
  13. I'll Dream Of You Tonight (Curtis) - 3:58
  14. Almost Home - 2:02

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Funnel Cloud (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Ochs, Meredith (15 September 2006). "An Anthem for Post-Summer from Hem". All Things Considered. NPR. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Farber, Jim (22 September 2006). "Brooklyn Lullaby". Daily News. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Raposa, David (14 December 2006). "Hem: Funnel Cloud". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Hem Transcends Adversity On 'Funnel Cloud' | Billboard