Cage the Elephant album review…

Three years on from their debut, Cage the Elephant have returned with a new sound, swapping the UK indie influences for a more US influenced punk/grunge sound.
The tracks on the album have been compared to a whole bunch of past bands including the Pixies, Crucifucks, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys and even the Beatles on some websites. But the most regular name drawn for comparison is the Pixies, which is particularly evident in the loud-quiet dynamic on both Aberdeen and Around My Head.
But aside all the endless comparisons, it’s a great album with a lot of punky energy from start to finish, complete with a mellow lullaby in ‘Rubber Ball’, and a very catchy little number in ‘Shake Me Down’ filled with pop melody that will no doubt at least get your foot tapping.

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