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I decided to purchase this album after watching the "Unpeeled" sessions on Cage the Elephants YouTube. Absolutely love the songs in this setting, the cover songs are amazing, this album is absolutely one of a kind and is without a doubt my favorite album/compilation ever. The only negatives is there are a few songs I would have preferred over the cover songs maybe but I'm blown away regardless.
All repeat songs, but they're good! I'm not a band kinda guy but I can honestly say that CTE always amazes me! Been listening to them since I could remember! Love these new sounds to their previous tracks. Still would love a new album soon though!
I think it's easy to go in a bit close minded because I was looking forward to new Cage songs in their next album. I was definitely wrong! Unpeeled brought a wave of nostalgia with returning songs like Aberdeen and Ain't no Rest, but kept the arrangements new. I definitely cried while listening to Rubber Ball and Telescope, and I hope Cage doesn't stop rocking out any time soon. Love you guys :))
I love the fact that they reimagined the songs and added strings. Very cool. I however do not like the fact that they are live recordings. Matts voice in my opinion is better in studio recordings. Could have been better but still very cool!
i mean cage the elephant is the best alternative band of this generation so before i even heard it i knew it was going to be AMAZING. and I WAS RIGHT it's beautiful and tragic and wonderful.
I am an insanely huge fan of Cage The Elephant and they never fail to impress with their music. All these songs are reimagined perfectly and are so, so beautiful. The string choir and vocals from the crowd in these songs are absolutely gorgeous and I can't get enough. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars because this album and this band deserve so much more. 💕
To everyone whos confused, this is a live album. Im a huge Cage the elephant fan and theyre last tour "unpeeled" i went to and they recorded it so thats whats in the album, acoustic live recordings. This is a master piece, they remastered the songs with an orchestra.
I love CTE, and this collection of reimagined songs from their catalog is pretty rad. The cover song "Whole Wide World" is a standout, but the rest of the album is so impressive to me. They were able to scale songs back, recompose them, and not lose the original energy! This band is such a standout in these rockless times, and I'm so happy to see them pushing the envelope on every album. This one is a great celebration of their songwriting up to this point, and proves that they're only moving forward. Love the orchestra and beautiful instrumentation. Long live Cage the Elephant!
I grew up in the era when Wreckless Eric's original version of this song was a "hit." I expected this version to be average at best, but I am pleasantly surprised. Cage The Elephant does a very good job here. Great version!!
I have to admit the original Wreckless Eric song "whole wide world" is much more compelling. this just sounds like a rushed watered down take. that being said I did not expect this band to cover that song. nice homage.