Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Cage the Elephant – Cigarette Daydreams

Just resting our eyes…


Alfred Soto: Of course she “looks out of place,” with a “mean streak” that brought him to his knees. That’s how these dude-narratives go. You want peace of mind, pal? Date your parakeet and strum your guitar for it.

Katherine St Asaph: Presumably this is not meant to sound like Sixpence None the Richer?

Maxwell Cavaseno: Funny that a band with Cage in its name always manages to feel like imprisonment whenever it arrives.

Jonathan Bradley: It’s probably the pachydermal appellation, but I’d expected these guys to be bigger, beefier, louder. I’m disappointed to discover their rock isn’t the meat-and-potatoes kind, because then I could have accounted for my lack of knowledge of their apparently quite popular material as one of cultural difference: someone, somewhere, has to want nothing more out of music than growling guitars and pounding drums, and there should be post-post-post-grunge bands big and gray enough to provide it. But Cage the Elephant are not that: they are sad-boy strummers from Kentucky who sound more like they’re freshly arrived in London circa-2002 and are hopeful the A&Rs are still willing to cut a check for anyone who might be able to square the Britpop/Badly Drawn Boy circle. Sorry fellas; NME cover is thatta way.

Brad Shoup: No idea how rock can be dead when meandering acoustic hollers are still getting the single treatment.

W.B. Swygart: A ride down featureless country roads; you are in the passenger seat, though, and the driver has decided he needs to tell you every reason why he thinks you have chosen your shoes poorly. For four hours.

Will Adams: Like a twinkle-eyed mouth-breather eight beers deep who leans his head on your shoulder while you and some buddies sit on a porch when it’s 2am on a day in late April and there’s nothing to look at but the stars, man.

Jonathan Bogart: There’s not enough there to even hate.

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