• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Tell Me I'm Pretty Image
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 84 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Kentucky alternative rock band was produced by Dan Auerbach.
Buy On

Top Track

Trouble
Ooo-ooh We were at the table by the window in the view Casting shadows, the sun was pushing through Spoke a lot of words, I don't know if I spoke... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 9, 2015
    80
    Other than the production, Tell Me I’m Pretty sits very much in the same league as Melophobia--a confident, eclectic rock record with heaps of personality and charm.
  2. Mojo
    Dec 9, 2015
    80
    It's a welcome upgrade, more considered yet catchier. [Jan 2016, p.98]
  3. Jan 7, 2016
    80
    The band are operating in an ever more overcrowded field, but their songwriting has never been sharper.
  4. Uncut
    Dec 9, 2015
    70
    Not pretty, necessarily, but pretty good. [Jan 2016, p.75]
  5. 67
    While Cage the Elephant deliver a well-rounded record, this one’s not enough to vault them multiple steps ahead.
  6. Dec 14, 2015
    60
    All the songs are good, mind: well structured, varied, winning. It’s just that as always, you can’t imagine them ever being anyone’s favourite band.
  7. Dec 23, 2015
    50
    In their bid to capture the essence of their bluesy, garage rock, Cage the Elephant have effectively managed to lose the quirky personality they once had, and whilst Tell Me I'm Pretty is far from a homogeneous record, the tracks do have a tendency to bleed into one another, particularly on repeat listens.

See all 16 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Dec 18, 2015
    10
    powerful lyrics and themes in each song, very different from their usual but utterly beautiful all the same. each song is sung with passionpowerful lyrics and themes in each song, very different from their usual but utterly beautiful all the same. each song is sung with passion and drive, you can tell they worked very hard on this album. Would very much recommend to any fans. Expand
  2. May 20, 2018
    10
    A perfect album for a passer-by and fans as well. Catchy instrumentals, worthy lyrics - this album is a huge earworm. One of the year's best.
  3. Dec 18, 2015
    10
    I gave this album a ten out of ten, but it probably deserves about a 9. The ten was to boost the ratings. Anyway, the album is very good. II gave this album a ten out of ten, but it probably deserves about a 9. The ten was to boost the ratings. Anyway, the album is very good. I think the first half before cold, cold, cold is really good, and gets a little diluted after that. First half, 10/10, second half, 7.5/10. A lot of the songs sounds similar, but I would definitely recommend it still. Sweetie Little Jean is the surprise song of the album. Expand
  4. Dec 18, 2015
    10
    If you think there's no more good alt-rock bands left on planet earth, Cage the Elephant might prove you wrong. Give them the chance. ThisIf you think there's no more good alt-rock bands left on planet earth, Cage the Elephant might prove you wrong. Give them the chance. This album is a lot of fun. The band has as much personality as ever. The first track is a little slow, though. So power through that one and you'll be good. Expand
  5. Mar 29, 2016
    9
    Love this album, and both The Black Keys & CTE enough that I've seen them together in concert, but I have a few problems with this album:

    -
    Love this album, and both The Black Keys & CTE enough that I've seen them together in concert, but I have a few problems with this album:

    - Auerbach pushed his sonical influence with his sound in some of the songs way too much, big time.
    Mess Around = El Camino vibe
    Too Late To Say Goodbye = Brothers vibe
    How Are You True = Brothers vibe
    That's Right = solo / side work
    Punching Bag = EXACTLY SOMETHING FROM TURN BLUE, if Dan Auerbach sounded more rowdy

    - They're definitely tamer. I can enjoy ALL of these songs unlike I do with some of the messier tracks from TYHBD per say, but I would've loved to see another "Teeth" or something here.

    If you're a true fan of both, you'd understand, but otherwise love this album, especially when you consider the songs on their own apriori to listening to The Black Keys
    Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2016
    8
    I like the sound of this album. Really nostalgic. And lyrics are great too. But it's too short for me. I didn't know this band, but I'mI like the sound of this album. Really nostalgic. And lyrics are great too. But it's too short for me. I didn't know this band, but I'm possitive suprised. 8/10 :) Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2016
    1
    Nasty, just nasty.

    Maybe another producer could have made something out of these songs, but the horrible production values combined with a
    Nasty, just nasty.

    Maybe another producer could have made something out of these songs, but the horrible production values combined with a last call performance leave me thinking this band is done. That's too bad since there are gems on the previous 3 albums.
    Expand

See all 19 User Reviews