Cage the Elephant - Melophobia
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Based on 14 reviews
2013 Ratings: #666 / 1063
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Based on 538 ratings
2013 Ratings: #111
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Tristan
70
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
Whynot
92
It is always amazing when you are there to see a band reaching their peak. Melophobia (2013) definitely was "Cage The Elephant" most outstanding moment.

Everything in this record is at least interesting or far beyond the average. The whole idea of the melophobia, for a band afraid of making music is provocative. The album cover goes in the same direction, showing us the band as a weird mix of influences, terrifying? Maybe. But brave enough to take risks. I personally love the idea ... read more
WhatTheFunk
56
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
75
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
YessYessYessYes
80
Cage The Elephant’s 3rd studio effort, Melophobia, has been praised as the collective’s best effort and it’s not really hard to see why.

This album is pure unadulterated fun! So many of the tracks are energy-filled and wild, pulling from a multitude of influences ranging from The White Stripes to Vampire Weekend. Look at the phenomenal opener with its insane amount of energy and charisma. The hook is amazing and a great prescient for this album.

The tracks that proceed deal ... read more
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Added on: October 1, 2013