Sound — 9
Cage the Elephant is a band from Bowling Green Kentucky who have released their album Cage the Elephant back in 2008. Cage the Elephants music is what I would describe a mix between blues/garage rock with hints of alternative/punk. The band incorporates guitar, bass, drums and carefully crafted lyrics into ten well made songs. The album is a personal favorite from 2009 well into this year.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics written by Cage the Elephant are very flowing and full or energy. They tell a story so to speak with a beginning middle and end. Both the type of music and lyrics fit very well with each other. Lead singer Matt Shultz has a voice very much like such notable singers such as Tom Petty of The Heartbreakers and Glenn Frey of The Eagles
Overall Impression — 10
The album unique music doesn't compare much to any other artists out there with the same sound. A couple of songs that caught my attention were, "Ain't no Rest For The Wicked," and "Back Against the Wall," both mainly for their slide guitar and catchy chorus. I absolutely love the lyrics of the album and definitely the guitar and personally as soon as I heard "Ain't no Rest For the Wicked," I bought the album. And if this album was ever lost or stolen from me I would without question buy it again.