"Melophobia," the new album from Kentucky-based indie-esque heavy-rock act Cage the Elephant (Oct. 8, RCA), translates to "fear of music," which is also the name of Talking Heads' 1979 Brian Eno-produced album. Vocalist Matt Shultz maintains he didn't catch the similarity in the titles, and confesses he hadn't been informed of it until just before speaking to Billboard. Though he may have name-dropped a seminal rock album in the process, for Shultz, crafting "Melophobia" meant not fearing music itself, but its conventions and cliches.

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