Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant - Cage the Elephant
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2008 Ratings: #633 / 735
User Score
Based on 109 ratings
2008 Ratings: #116
June 23, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Relentless, RCA, Jive / Label
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Cage the Elephant take a lot of criticism because they've had more commercial success than many similar-sounding bands. The album reveals itself to be a efficient, yet unspectacular debut that does a decent job at mixing a standard garage rock revival sound with bits of southern rock and punk blues. The problem with "Cage the Elephant" is that, with the exception of "Ain't No Rest for the Wicked", the tracks consistently fail to stick with you.

✅ In One Ear | Ain't No ... read more
This is all over the place, and not in the good way, I enjoyed some tracks here, But throughout the album, I just couldn’t but remember The White Stripes and Beck, most of the songs in here just sounds so much like the ones those artists have put out.
Some songs are amazing, some others are really messy, they just end up delivering a mediocre album.

Favorite Tracks: Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked, In One Ear, Judas, Back Against The Wall

Least Faves: Back Stabbin’ Betty, Tiny ... read more
Lots of fillers but it's alright
This band was the first to really introduce me the alt/indie rock scene. As soon as I heard Ain't No Rest for the Wicked, I knew I was going to be a big fan of the band. They have grown over the years, and I believe they have been progressing. Anyway, here's my rating as of today.

My Rating - 79/100 (Very Good)

In One Ear (85)
James Brown (75)
Ain't No Rest for the Wicked (90)
Tiny Little Robots (70)
Lotus (80)
Back Against the Wall (85)
Drones In The Valley (80)
Judas (75)
Back Stabbin' ... read more
The last three tracks aren't great, but the rest are VERY good.
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Track List

  1. In One Ear
  2. James Brown
  3. Ain't No Rest for the Wicked
  4. Tiny Little Robots
  5. Lotus
  6. Back Against the Wall
  7. Drones in the Valley
  8. Judas
  9. Back Stabbin' Betty
  10. Soil to the Sun
  11. Free Love  
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