Cavetown Albums Review

Cavetown Albums Review

Kylee Bumpus (10th), Reporter

Born on December 15th, 1998 in Oxford, located in the UK, Robin Skinner, better known by his stage name Cavetown, is an English bedroom-pop artist who’s been uploading covers of songs to YouTube for years, and eventually started producing his own music. He now has a total of 10 albums, 3 EPs, and 7 Singles. As a huge fan of him and his music, I’ve decided to review all of his albums. However, I won’t include any cover’s he’s made, any demos, or his album Live at Hoxton Hall, because I’m already reviewing the original recordings of the songs. In this article I’m going to review 3 albums, Lemon Boy, Animal Kingdom, and Sleepyhead


Lemon Boy was my favorite album by Robbie for a really long time, and even though it’s not anymore, I still absolutely love this album. The first track on the album, which is the title track, “Lemon Boy,” holds a special place in my heart as one of the first Cavetown songs I ever heard, from the first time I heard this song I’ve always loved it and it became the first of many favorite Cavetown songs when I first started listening to him. The instrumentals, vocals, and lyrics are all incredible and this will always be one of my favorite songs by Robin. The second track on the album “Green,” is my least favorite track of the album. I’m not sure why I dislike this song so much because I know I used to really like it, but I do listen to it sometimes, and it does have nice instrumentals. “It’s U” is one of my favorite tracks on the album. I love the vibe this song gives off, plus the vocals on this song are amazing. “Fool” is probably the second most popular song on the album, after “Lemon Boy,” but despite the song being so popular I’m not really a huge fan of it. It is one of the first songs I heard by Robin, and I remember it being one of my favorites, but after hearing more of his songs, I started to like this song less. “Another One Of Those Days” is a great track, and I really like the lyrics on this song as well. “Taking Care of Things” is a fantastic track, and I love the lyrics and vocals of this song. “Big Bowl in the Sky,” the song, written about his Chameleon, Caspar, who passed away is probably my least listened to song in this album, because it makes me sad.  “888” is my favorite track in this album, despite that fact that according to Robin it “doesn’t really mean anything and it was just him and his friends messing around in the studio” I really love this song and I personally relate to it, even if it wasn’t intentionally a relatable song. “Poison,” “10 Feet Tall,” and “I’ll Make Cereal” are all great songs and I really love all of them, especially for their lyrics. “Pigeon” is another song I don’t really care for, but I don’t dislike it. The final track, “Lemon Boy – Acapella Version” is tied with “Green” for my least favorite song in the album. Robin sings incredible whether he’s live or it’s an edited recording, he has serious talent, however I just don’t like this version of “Lemon Boy”. 


Animal Kingdom is an interesting album, featuring multiple songs from different creators, however I will only be reviewing the songs that Robin sang. Starting with the first track, “Juliet”, which is one of his most popular songs. I really like this song, but not as much as a lot of other people. I wouldn’t consider it in my top 10, or maybe even 20, but I still really like it. “Boys Will Be Bugs” is my favorite song on the album, and my favorite song overall. I really love everything about this song, it’s very catchy, and the lyrics are very relatable to me, and on top of that it has great instrumental and vocals. I also really like “Advice”, the lyrics and vocals pair very nicely with the instrumental and it’s my second favorite song in the album. The last song written and sung by Cavetown on this album is “Hug All Ur Friends”. I can relate to this song as well, and I really like it.


Sleepyhead is one of my favorite Cavetown albums, starting off with a catchy song that was my favorite for a long time, “Sweet Tooth” is still one of the best tracks on the album. I love the lyrics and the song is overall really good. The second track of the album “For You” reuses lyrics from “Sweet Tooth,” and adds them to a completely different instrumental and changes up the vocals, I’m not really a fan of “For You”, but it was definitely really cool when it was combined with the “Sweet Tooth” music video. The third track on the album, “Telescope” is a fun song, it’s not my favorite track on the album but I definitely like it a lot. “Feb 14” is one of the best tracks on the album in my opinion, it has really nice vocals and I just overall really like this song. The fifth track, “Pyjama Pants,” used to be in my top 5 favorite Cavetown songs, and even though it doesn’t hold that ranking anymore, I still really love this song and I think it’s really cute. My favorite track of the album is “Trying,” it was one of the first Cavetown songs that I found, and one of the songs that led me to listen to the rest of his music, and I’ve always loved it. I think that “Things That Make It Warm” is a really cute song, I love how it’s different from the rest of the album, and just a sweet little song about two birds. “Snail,” which features Chloe Moriondo, is one of my least favorite songs on the album. While I really like the beginning of the song, once the beat starts to pick up and changes, I usually end up skipping it, because I don’t really like the rest of the song besides the end. “Wishing Well” , made in collaboration with Drew Monson, is a very close second for my favorite track on the album. I absolutely love this song, and the lyrics on this song really stand out to me, it’s a very pretty song. The second to last track, “I Miss My Mum”, is good, although it isn’t my favorite, I still do like it a lot. “Empty Bed”, which is the final track of this album, is really good. It’s another song that used to be one of my favorites around the same time I discovered “Trying”, and I still really like this song.