Some Loud Thunder

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Some Loud Thunder
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Studio album by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Released January 29, 2007
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:15
Label self-released (US)
Wichita (UK)
V2 (UK)
Producer Dave Fridmann
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah chronology
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Some Loud Thunder
Singles from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  1. "Satan Said Dance"
    Released: February 19, 2007
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The AV Club B−[3]
Entertainment Weekly B−[4]
NME (4/10)[5]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[6]
Robert Christgau A−[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Spin (7/10)[9]
Stylus B−[10]
Tiny Mix Tapes 2.5/5 stars[11]

Some Loud Thunder is the second album by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, an indie rock band from Brooklyn. It was released on January 29, 2007, in the UK, and January 30 in the United States, but people who pre-ordered the album were able to legally download it from Insound starting January 16, 2007. The album was produced by Dave Fridmann, known for his work with Mercury Rev and The Flaming Lips.

The album debuted at #47 on the Billboard 200 album chart with 19,000 copies sold.[12] "Satan Said Dance" was ranked the 95th best song of 2007 by Rolling Stone[13]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alec Ounsworth, except where noted.

  1. "Some Loud Thunder"
  2. "Emily Jean Stock"
  3. "Mama, Won't You Keep Them Castles in the Air and Burning?"
  4. "Love Song No. 7"
  5. "Satan Said Dance"
  6. "Upon Encountering the Crippled Elephant"
  7. "Goodbye to Mother and the Cove" (Ounsworth, Tyler Sargent, Sean Greenhalgh)
  8. "Arm and Hammer"
  9. "Yankee Go Home"
  10. "Underwater (You and Me)"
  11. "Five Easy Pieces"
  12. "The Sword Song" (Japanese release and iTunes bonus track)