Album Review: Cage The Elephant

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“Melophobia” is the fear of music, but Cage The Elephant’s third album by the same name proves the band has anything but. Cage The Elephant is an alternative rock band from Kentucky. With fuzzy guitars and palpable blues undertones, Melophobia is a shining accomplishment riddled with catchy choruses and understated melodies. The album was released October 8th, 2013, and is the perfect accompaniment to the chilly nights and long drives that often come with the rapidly approaching holiday season.

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The band originally formed in 2006 with members Matthew Schultz, Brad Shultz, Lincoln Parish, Daniel Tichenor, and Jared Champion. Cage The Elephant first became popular for their single “Aint No Rest for the Wicked”, but Melophobia has an entirely different feel than anything the band has done previously. “On this record, lyrically and musically, we really strived to be better communicators,” says lead singer Matthew Schultz, and the band does just that. Melophobia is truly a testament to the band’s growth.

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The album’s hit “Come a Little Closer” was featured on Trim’s Fall Kickoff Playlist, and seamlessly blends sultry vocals with a powerhouse chorus that will leave you begging for more.

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Happy Listening! xo

Hannah Gerber

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