Cage the Elephant – Cage the Elephant (2008)
Cage The Elephant released their first, self titled album in 2008 with an almost instant success.
The album is mainly a mix of alternative rock, punk and garage rock, but is also influenced by classic rock, funk, blues and well… Pixies. It shows even more in their second album, but we will get back to that later.
There is not much left to reinvent in the rock music genre nowadays, yet somehow they have managed to surprise our ears. And what a huge surprise it is!
I remember the first time I listened to this album - just right when I started to think nothing great can be made nowadays - and I immediately fell in love with it. Tight and heavy drums, beautiful guitar melodies, powerful bass and last, but not least: Matt Schultz. The guy is a natural talent! No doubt about the music being great, but personally, I think the vocals and lyrics are what makes this band (and album) really special.
Cage The Elephant surely is the second best thing that ever happened to Kentucky… Right, colonel?
The article in two lines: Cage the Elephant have succeeded in bringing a fresh sound to an already saturated genre. Well done!
Cumulative score: 86,375/100
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