Monroe Mustang's second album, The Elephant Sound, is a major triumph for this young, four-tracking quintet from Austin, TX. The sweet, succulent songs of The Elephant Sound are laced with brilliant guitar pop and subtly dizzying psychedelia. The album is highlighted by the following songs, each of which has a completely distinct sound: "Cat/Moth," "Veronica," and "Elephant Sound 424." To categorize or brand Monroe Mustang would result in nothing but an elliptical string of babble. This is a subjective band who can't be mapped to any primary influences. No matter who you listen to -- Beatles, Rolling Stones, Apples in Stereo, Sebadoh, Moles, Jeff Tweedy -- it doesn't matter, because Monroe Mustang, and The Elephant Sound in particular, will emulate all of your favorite artists in one way or another.
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AllMusic Review by Gregg Rounds