I’ve gone for the yellow vinyl + shirt bundle, and with the money that saved, bought the clear vinyl edition of “Cautionary Tales” too. Oh, and “Sixteen Tons” and “Tremendous Dynamite 2010+2011” on CD 'cos they’re the last two Eels live albums I don’t have. My poor credit card
First run-through of the new album… lacking in those sweet guitar licks he’s so good at, lyrics are often quite yucky, only really 2 songs that stick out, bit of a lost soft-rock middle-of-the-road vibe…
The title track is awesome and not very indicative of the rest.
I’ve always thought there was a fine line between a good eels album and ones I’ve not enjoyed so much. Like the cautionary tales should have been a perfect album for me on paper and it just didn’t really click at all. I’m a couple of listens into this one and i think it’s very much falling onto the good side of the line. Really like the sound he’s achieved here