Best Local CD Cover (2004)

Lagoon! by Clouseaux This band's tiki lounge exotica sound demands a tiki-lounge-exotic-adelic album cover, and they deliver. The picture on the cover presents us with a palm tree, Polynesian warriors plying the coast of a mountainous island under a full moon, and another godlike tiki guerrilla standing in the foreground. The picture calls to mind a '50s-era children's book -- We Go to Tahiti, or something like that. We also like the concept: Lagoon! makes reference to not only the band's South Seas island sound but also Sig Byrd's Houston, another of this year's winners. (See Best Out-of-Print Book About Houston.)


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