Tell Me I'm Pretty

Cage the Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2015 Ratings: #543 / 771
User Score
Based on 167 ratings
2015 Ratings: #361
December 18, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound

Other than the production, Tell Me I’m Pretty sits very much in the same league as Melophobia – a confident, eclectic rock record with heaps of personality and charm.

80
Exclaim!

With the release of Melophobia in 2013, listeners saw Cage create a new identity; Tell Me I'm Pretty takes that change further by exploring new avenues and soundscapes, and it's better for it.

80
The Guardian

The band are operating in an ever more overcrowded field, but their songwriting has never been sharper.

75
A.V. Club

Tell Me I’m Pretty is the group’s best attempt at looking beyond its afternoon main-stage festival sets.

70
AllMusic
Cage the Elephant are maturing and their songs have a new heft to them, which may drive away some old diehards but will certainly attract new followers.
70
Rolling Stone
These guys aren't just reliving classic sounds, they're giving them a frantic sense of dread that's perfect for our own dislocated, paranoid times.
70
Paste

Cage The Elephant’s fourth record sounds safe, inoffensive.

67
Consequence of Sound
While Cage the Elephant deliver a well-rounded record, this one’s not enough to vault them multiple steps ahead.
50
Clash
In their bid to capture the essence of their bluesy, garage rock, Cage the Elephant have effectively managed to lose the quirky personality they once had.
50
Under The Radar

The band seemed more than capable of leaping ahead of their radio-friendly indie counterparts, but slip right back into the abyss with their least ambitious LP to date. 

zachthesnack
82
Going to start adding track ratings and album emojis to all my LP reviews fyi
VinylHound83
82
Cry Baby - 8/10
Mess Around - 8/10
Sweetie Little Jean - 7/10
Too Late to Say Goodbye - 10/10
Cold Cold Cold - 8/10
Trouble - 10/10
How Are You True - 6/10
That's Right - 7/10
Punchin' Bag - 10/10
Portuguese Knife Fight - 8/10

Overall Rating: 82 out of 100 = 82%
puzzlemoon
75
Eu hesitei bastante pra ouvir esse álbum, já que é o sucessor do 'Melophobia', um dos meus álbuns favoritos, e bem, não esperava menos do Cage The Elephant: profundo, belo e com riffs que dão uma facada lá na alma (Eu passei mal ouvindo 'Trouble'). Pra mim, o álbum só pecou em um único aspecto: Por ter sido produzido pelo Dan Auerbach, muitas músicas acabaram ficando idênticas às do The Black Keys, ... read more
kappachino
81
What an improvement
MattHeigi
85
And suddenly everything clicks
This is beautiful

Original score: 65/100
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Track List

  1. Cry Baby
  2. Mess Around
  3. Sweetie Little Jean
  4. Too Late to Say Goodbye
  5. Cold Cold Cold
  6. Trouble
  7. How Are You True
  8. That's Right
  9. Punchin' Bag
  10. Portuguese Knife Fight
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