He Poos Clouds

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He Poos Clouds
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 13, 2006
GenreBaroque pop, 21st-century classical music, chamber music
LabelBlocks Recording Club (Canada), Tomlab (elsewhere)
Final Fantasy chronology
Young Canadian Mothers
He Poos Clouds
Spectrum, 14th Century
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media8.0/10 [2]

He Poos Clouds is the second album by the Canadian indie rock artist Owen Pallett, released on June 13, 2006, on Blocks Recording Club in Canada and Tomlab internationally.

The songs on the album (excluding the fifth and tenth tracks) are loosely connected to the eight schools of magic in the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons,[3] and the title track's lyrics ostensibly refer to the Nintendo video game series The Legend of Zelda, as well as The Chronicles of Narnia. Pallett has also said that the album is a reflection on how atheists confront death.[4]

The track "This Lamb Sells Condos" refers to the Toronto real estate developer Brad J. Lamb, who had previously used the song's title phrase as an advertising slogan. In the song, Pallett imagines an argument between the developer and his wife that alludes heavily to various fashion designers.[5]

The album cover art is by Robin Fry.[6]

The album was named the winner of the 2006 Polaris Music Prize on September 18, 2006.

Track listing[edit]

Eight songs are directly related to the eight schools of magic in Dungeons & Dragons: the school of magic correlating to the song is in parentheses.[7]

  1. "The Arctic Circle" – 4:24 (Abjuration)
  2. "He Poos Clouds" – 3:31 (Illusion)
  3. "This Lamb Sells Condos" – 4:39 (Conjuration)
  4. "If I Were a Carp" – 4:03 (Necromancy)
  5. "→" – 0:57
  6. "I'm Afraid of Japan" – 3:56 (Enchantment)
  7. "Song Song Song" – 4:31 (Evocation)
  8. "Many Lives → 49 MP" – 2:56 (Divination)
  9. "Do You Love?" – 3:03 (Transmutation)
  10. "The Pooka Sings" – 5:25



  1. ^ He Poos Clouds at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Final Fantasy: He Poos Clouds". 24 March 2011.
  3. ^ Shreve, Jeff (29 June 2006). "Final Fantasy interview". Stylus Magazine.
  4. ^ "Q&A with Owen Pallett". Archived from the original on 2006-04-23. Retrieved 2006-06-25.
  5. ^ This Lamb Sells Condos and Poos Clouds, Torontoist, 2 May 2006
  6. ^ Final Fantasy → He Poos Clouds, Alpentine Owen Pallett Fansite, 27 October 2018
  7. ^ Final Fantasy footnotes at AMP Minizine