Tell Me I'm Pretty

Cage the Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2015 Ratings: #536 / 838
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Based on 283 ratings
2015 Ratings: #456
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December 18, 2015 / Release Date
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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.


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.

The Guardian

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

A.V. Club

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

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.
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.

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

Consequence of Sound
While Cage the Elephant deliver a well-rounded record, this oneโ€™s not enough to vault them multiple steps ahead.
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.
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. 

"Tell Me I'm Pretty" is a great if not significant evolution from "Melophobia", with more of the catchy hooks, solid melodies and great instrumentation that made that album great. The lyrics are a big step down, though.

Fav Tracks: Trouble, Cry Baby, Too Late To Say Goodbye, Sweetie Little Jean, Cold Cold Cold

Least Fav Track: That's Right

Very Good
Going to start adding track ratings and album emojis to all my LP reviews fyi
~~100TH REVIEW~~
Welp, here we are! After roughly 2 months, I've now reached 100 reviews here. Also, I'm currently only 5 follows away from 200, which is absolutely amazing! Thank you all so much :)
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This album is incredibly special to me, which is why I decided to save this review until the big 100. It's one of the first albums I ever fully listened to, and definitely one of the few that I actually returned to. Cage The Elephant as a band itself is fairly important to me as ... read more
Still in the same vein of Melophobia, this album's production and old school vibe, it brings a lot of heartwarming emotions and great songwriting. It is just not as good and fun overall as the last one. I can also hear a big Radiohead influence in the song 'How Are You True'.
I liked it even though some songs fall flat it’s still a decent album.
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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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Added on: October 30, 2015