Album Review Cage The Elephant - Social Cues

Cage The Elephant - Social Cues

Think Imagine Dragons in leather jackets and ripped jeans, if you will.

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Cage The Elephant are a band who’ve somehow steadily grown somewhere in the background, never really causing many waves, but somehow grabbing GRAMMYs along the way. Their breakthrough raucousness now firmly filed away, ‘Social Cues’ is a study in US radio - or so it seems, each song a suitable soundtrack to faceless car journeys along nondescript roads: think Imagine Dragons in leather jackets and ripped jeans, if you will. That they’ve nabbed tour mate Beck for ‘Night Running’ would be a coup - but while they were going for The Clash with their ska-tinged number, they’ve ended up as Hard-Fi.

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