Auerbach In The Cage
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Dan Auerbach's fingerprints are all over this recording (he produces and contributes guitar & vocals) and CTE are much the better for it. Give the band credit for the change in direction - they had gone about as far as they could with the sound & style of their first three albums. Black Keys fans will hear the influence, and this is a different CTE than heard on their previous releases; the songwriting is more mature and melodic, and yes, more on the mellow side. The copy I received initially concerned me - it appeared slightly scuffed in places. However, the vinyl was without fault; totally flat & quiet, with no surface noise whatsoever. A great sounding LP from RCA and a different but positive direction for Cage The Elephant.