Cage the Elephant - Melophobia
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Based on 14 reviews
2013 Ratings: #640 / 1035
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Based on 424 ratings
2013 Ratings: #117
Liked by 16 people
October 8, 2013 / Release Date
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Cage The Elephant is a very important band to me. Although this is only my second time reviewing one of their records, I've heard all of them many times. The reason CTE is so important to me is because they are among the 3 main bands I first started listening to when I began to get into music. These 3 bands were: Cage The Elephant, MGMT, and Radiohead. But Cage The Elephant was the first.
Without CTE, I highly I doubt I would have ever truly explored music and gotten into it nearly as much as I ... read more
Although Cage the Elephant comes from Kentucky, their music seems to come out of a British recording studio. Their third album "Melophobia" is rich and varied with fine melodies and an interesting change of rhythm. This record mixes many genres. He unites the Beatles with pop punk, and a retro sound with blues beats. The highlights of this record are the songs that are carried by a melancholy anthem. In these moments the music of Cage The Elephant is sometimes light sometimes ... read more
Space Vacation
Thank you @celsi03 for the recommendation! Means a lot to me for people to send me stuff ^_^

I've kind of soured over the psychedelic music scene the last four years or so, it just doesn't have the same effect on me that it did when I was in my teens.
There was nothing bad on Melophobia so I don't want to come across negatively-- I really did enjoy this.

I thought Spiderhead was the most consistent track followed by Hypocrite and Cigarette Daydreams.
A few other tracks like Telescope and Halo ... read more
Shit's so fire
On "Melophobia", they tone-down the aggressive garage rock style that made up their previous records in favor of a lighter indie rock sound while retaining their lo-fi roots and bringing brass sections to the table. The result is Cage the Elephant's best work to date! The instrumentation is absolutely solid, the melodies are smooth, the writing is a huge improvement and the hooks are just so damn catchy!

Fav Tracks: Cigarette Daydreams, Spiderhead, Come a Little Closer, Halo, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Spiderhead
  2. Come a Little Closer
  3. Telescope
  4. It's Just Forever
  5. Take It or Leave It 
  6. Halo
  7. Black Widow 
  8. Hypocrite
  9. Teeth
  10. Cigarette Daydreams
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Added on: October 1, 2013