User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 66
  2. Negative: 3 out of 66

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Apr 6, 2015
    9
    Probably the best album they've made, the only one that touches it is "Melophobia". A very solid record, start to finish. It includes some of the best rock songs released in the 21st century, such as "In One Ear", "Ain't No rest for the Wicked", "Back Stabbin' Betty", "Back Against the Wall", "James Brown", and "Tiny Little Robots". Nothing overly special about this, just a group ofProbably the best album they've made, the only one that touches it is "Melophobia". A very solid record, start to finish. It includes some of the best rock songs released in the 21st century, such as "In One Ear", "Ain't No rest for the Wicked", "Back Stabbin' Betty", "Back Against the Wall", "James Brown", and "Tiny Little Robots". Nothing overly special about this, just a group of friends playing good ol' fun rock n roll, and that's exactly what it is. Expand
  4. 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.
  5. 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.