Cloudcuckooland is the debut album by the British musical project The Lightning Seeds, released in 1990. "Pure" was the band's first hit in the United Kingdom, and their only Top 40 entry in the United States.
Dean Carlson of AllMusic awarded the album 4/5 stars, and wrote: "Even in these early days, with singles like "Pure" and "All I Want," you can hear why comparisons to a less burlesque Pet Shop Boys or a Matthew Sweet synth tribute band didn't have to be unpleasant criticisms."
The CD version of Cloudcuckooland included an extra track, "God Help Them", which was originally a B-side and not on the LP version. The US track listing differs from the UK version with "God Help Them" replaced by two other B-sides, "Fools" and "Frenzy", and it was released on the MCA Records label rather than the indie label Ghetto. The re-release of the US album includes a new recording of "All I Want".
All songs written by Ian Broudie (except where stated).