Cage The Elephant - Cage the Elephant
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 61
  2. Negative: 3 out of 61

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  1. Nov 9, 2012
    6
    It's definitely scattershot, but there's some good stuff here.
  2. Nov 16, 2010
    8
    It's just a fun album. A groovy sound with some decent musicians, it's an album that can be enjoyed upon first listen and whenever you want to listen to something that gets you moving along with the songs.
  3. Jan 20, 2011
    8
    Saw these guys at summerfest in Milwaukee. Have no doubt this band is great and puts on an unbelievable show with so much passion.Do not just judge the band on "Wicked" which is a good track but the entire cd will blow you away.
  4. Nov 16, 2011
    9
    This mix of influences is one of Rock's greatest achievements in recent years. Recorded in a single week, people calling this overproduced are just.... well.... wrong. The reason it's a 9 and not a 10 is because as opposed to CTE's second album, this album doesn't have nearly as much diversity.
  5. Oct 13, 2013
    8
    One of the best latest bands of all time, truly amazing riffs and great vocals with hammering drums and breezy bass, The album is a true mix of blues,rock,grunge and indie just such an amazing album, downside probably the fact that the after a while the album get tedious and repetitive
  6. Jul 30, 2013
    9
    This album is made up of songs that will satisfy you on the first and thirtieth listen, providing you are a fan of classic rock. However a mark has to be taken off for having the mental age of 7. But move past the questionable singing and lyrics, this is a great album. 8.5/10
  7. Dec 15, 2014
    9
    I understand that the music we're saturated with today causes critics to be misled on what good music is. I can take the song and transpose it into a playable arrangement. Check. It has a base rhythm for all of the components of the song. Check. It is pleasing to listen to. Check. Critics are wrong about this band going nowhere. Check.
  8. Jan 10, 2015
    9
    This record spills out relentless track after track. It may get old after a while but you will leave feeling like a true punk rocker. Cage the elephant at their rowdiest.
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Cage the Elephant didn't exist until 2005, but as this self-titled album demonstrates, their ability to be influenced by alternative rock and classic rock simultaneously is a definite plus.
  2. The group's self-titled debut shows that it has more than one flashy single to offer.
  3. It’s a fatal flaw that rears itself again and again as a bastardised version of blue-collar Americana is force-fed a mass-produced strain of bland modern rock throughout all eleven tracks.