10 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the fourth album from Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant plays like a love letter to the late '60s, mixing scuzzy textures with pretty hooks and Stooges-level sleaze with Beatles-level poise. Less edgy but more darkly introspective than their early work, Pretty turns the band’s outward aggression in, spinning bleak stories about domestic violence (“Punchin’ Bag”) and missing people (“Sweetie Little Jean”) through the frayed, frail, and ferocious vocals of Matt Shultz.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the fourth album from Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant plays like a love letter to the late '60s, mixing scuzzy textures with pretty hooks and Stooges-level sleaze with Beatles-level poise. Less edgy but more darkly introspective than their early work, Pretty turns the band’s outward aggression in, spinning bleak stories about domestic violence (“Punchin’ Bag”) and missing people (“Sweetie Little Jean”) through the frayed, frail, and ferocious vocals of Matt Shultz.

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