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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cage The Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday

No Techno Tuesday today, just a double dose of New Music Tuesday. I've been so obsessed with the new Deadmau5 record for the last month, I can't bear to listen to anything else dance music related. Although this didn't come through the Suggestion Box, I should probably thank JenInTosa for this review today. Almost a year ago now (hard to believe) she turned me on to Cage. And here they are finally dropping their sophomore record today. When I reviewed their self titled drop months ago, I only talked about how they'd been together since 2005 and only had released one album. It technically came out in 2008 and they were still releasing singles off of it in 2010. These guys got their start in Bowling Green, Kentucky. What's odd is, that is the same hometown of one of the Milwaukee Brewers - Corey Hart. Small world I suppose. They don't really have any crazy/fun stories to share. Just straight up music. Most of the guys were part of a different band that split up and then they formed Cage - but that's about it. This drop is off the same label and saw Cage working with the same producer. I was a big fan of the first one, so I will be of the second one too right? Let me start off by saying, this album is on sale today at Best Buy for only 6.99. That's crazy cheap. To generate some buzz, Cage dropped 'Around My Head' as the Free Single of the Week on iTunes a while back. All these things make you wonder. Well - relax! It's a solid album again. Got a similar upbeat feel to it, and overall just a fun listen. I've gone through it twice now, and I enjoyed it both times. I'm not sure it has AS many hits as the self titled, but it's still toe tapping good. Check it out! Heck, at 7 bucks, buy it!

1. Always Something
2. Aberdeen
3. Indi Kidz
4. Shake Me Down
5. 2024
6. Sell Yourself
7. Rubber Ball
8. Right Before My Eyes
9. Around My Head
10. Sabertooth Tiger
11. Japanese Buffalo
12. Flow
13. Shiver

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Shake Me Down
2. Rubber Ball
3. Around My Head

3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. I really like the couple of songs I've heard from this album. I'm going to have to pick this one up.

    They're going to be performing on Letterman tonight. Hope I can stay awake long enough to catch it.

  2. Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised as well. I really enjoyed their first record, so I had fairly high expectations.

    Only 7 bucks!