Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant - Cage the Elephant
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Based on 7 reviews
2008 Ratings: #679 / 795
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2008 Ratings: #257
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Why would you cage an elephant wtf

I kinda think CTE is a bit of an overheated group imo, I’ve always liked them a lot. Their first record here is just really fun. Some really good hooks, raw production and pretty good songwriting. My favorite on here is definitely Tiny Little Robots, which has an awesome structure and melody. It just goes hard. Judas, Back Against the Wall, Free Love, and ofc, Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked are all bangers as well. Not mind blowing but just fun rock ... read more


Decent to good debut from Cage The Elephant. It's pretty hard-hitting and sometimes catchy, but there are a few messy production spots, and not every track lives up to the standards of some of the better ones. When pieced together, an average rock record is born.

Decent 6/10


This is probably Cage The Elephant's most boring album, very little to really highlight, aside from "Ain't No Rest For The Wicked" which is one of the best indie-rock songs of the past decade if you ask me. Maybe "In One Ear" is a pretty great song too, but aside from that, the band's punch and interesting songs would go on to make even on their worst album "Thank You Happy Birthday" is still not present here.

Go listen to "Melophobia" or either of the ... read more


if a garage were to make some banging noises against the tin bins, you don't need to be a garage door but just the garage banging noises.


nothing terrible but nothing noteworthy either


Mid debut from CTE. I cringed at a few of the tracks. I go way back with some of these and I forgot why I used to love this so much. It's okay. But nothing too special.

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Added on: October 6, 2013