“Thank You, Satisfied Birthday”, Cage the Elephant’s second album that is being released in this point in time, comes out two and a half of years after their self-titled debut. You’d expect them to accept as true with matured referring to sound and lyrics for the duration of that interval. That’s no longer the case, though there’s just a few noticeable construction. One other necessary truth to put off into story when reviewing the album and deciding whether or no longer they dwell as a lot as expectations, is that the album was written almost two years ago (the band has been playing the songs dwell), and for such younger weapons – that is awhile.
Cage the Elephant have not realized themselves yet. Influences of punk, pre-grunge, grunge, RHCP and even The Who (the checklist goes on and which it is probably you’ll guess what they’d on their iPod’s), would possibly perchance moreover be heard for the duration of the album and are, at times, a runt bit to obvious. After the success of their debut they accept as true with been potentially under a runt bit to indispensable stress to myth a sparkling observe-up album so that they’ve been paying consideration to the suitable.
What makes this album a substantial album (yes, it is miles that) is the vitality of Matthew Shultz’s singing (screaming at times – I issue which it is probably you’ll also hear him spit within the mic); catchy riffs; pounding drums; the honesty, irony and barely naivety of the lyrics and topics.
One other factor that makes Cage The Elephant, and this myth, likeable is that they don’t seem to put off themselves too severely (at the least they don’t leave that impression) and are no longer drowning within the importance of their work, which is refreshing.
The devoted tracks are “Constantly One thing”, “Aberdeen”, “Shake Me Down”, “Around My Head”, “Correct Sooner than Your Eyes”, and the “Dash” idea at the tip of the album. There is now not in actuality one observe that is in actuality contaminated, though the album as a whole desires some time to develop, and do not scoot point your finger and originate with “That’s The Pixies, that is RHCP” – so what?
This myth deserves a 7.5/10.
1. Constantly One thing
3. Indy Kidz
4. Shake Me Down
6. Promote Your self
7. Rubber Ball
8. Correct Sooner than My Eyes
10. Sabertooth Tiger
11. Jap Buffalo