Cage The Elephant - Cage The Elephant
- Artist: Cage The Elephant
- Album: Cage The Elephant
- Label: Universal
- Year of Release: 2009
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- Reviewed by: hstisgod on 2011-03-27
Cage The Elephant is considerably new to the recording industry. And for that, as quick as they burned up the FM waves, they seem like they’ve been there all along. Formed in 2006, here we are 405,000 copies later, the staff must finally attack this fiery freshmen release
Almost every song on their self-titled debut release have an upbeat song, almost like a southern Weezer. That simplistic grind it out, I dare ya to dismiss us rock. “Soil To The Sun” is a perfect example of this sound. Though lyrically redundant at times, “Free Love” has an wild pace and bass line.
Then there’s the iTunes experiment, “Aint No Rest For The Wicked”. Arguably one of the largest, most successful, free “download of the week” ever offered.
Chances are you’ve heard this on a random radio, somewhere in traffic, a party or a public shopping experience. You’ll recognize this track for its down-home acoustimelody with a twangy but firm lead vocalist performance. “O no there ain’t no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good.”
Without a doubt my favorite track on this recording since day one is also another radio favorite, “Back Against The Wall”. Like the hybrid of Candlebox and The Hives, this track has a progression of rhythm and transition. Lead track “One Ear” is considerably more controlled and more instrumentally radio friendly than most. As for the lyrics, that’s another story, filled with pugilistic energy and grit.
-A free download of our own "Tiny Little Robots" just to your left.
For a band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Cage The Elephant oozes a sort-of British moxy or swagger. We expect a new album sometime in 2011
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