Personally, I found Cage The Elephant's sophmore album, Thank You, Happy
Birthday to be quite a let down. The only song of the album that really
stood out to me a good ammount was the lead single, "Shake Me
There's nothing wrong with it, persay, with the album, but its nothing spectacular either. The music is alright, it still has that garage rock, early 90's feel to it, but you can't do anything to it. You can't headbang to it, nor can you dance to it. You can't even bob your head to it really. To me, that's kind of boring. Some people may like it, may even call it "easy listening:, but I call it boring.
Also, the lyrics don't sound all that great to me. Its like they didn't really have any inspiration when they started writing. I get that not every song can be a perfect ten, but an entire album of songs like that? That's dissapointing!
All of this being said, two tracks on the album were a bit better than the rest. There's "Shake Me Down", of course, and "Indy Kidz." I hadn't noticed, "Indy Kidz" until I started really paying attention to each track. It reminded me of a My Chemical Romance sound, from their Black Parade era. Perhaps that's just me, but I think it was because of the yelling and style of the song. It sounded like something Gerard Way would do.
Over all, I do not
reccommend this album. If you wish to give Cage The Elephant a proper
assessnent, check out their self-titled, debut album. Its much better. Perhaps
their next album will be better?
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