Eels (stupid five character limit)


#61

It won’t let you post a thread title of less than five characters (so you can’t just title a thread ‘Eels’), so I added that in


#62

musically he has been treading water since he wrote the book. hoping the break he’s taken has led to a bit of a change. first 5/6 albums were either superb or had great moments. the lyrics have fallen off a cliff though and the music is just…there


#63

I’m still humming and hawing over whether to get the yellow vinyl + t-shirt or splash out on the big bastard bundle with the pink vinyl, t-shirt, print, pen and Bobby Jr. (RIP) socks.

On a related matter, I picked up “Electro-shock Blues” on (reissued) vinyl today. Sounds utterly gorgeous :slight_smile:


#64

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 :wink:


#65

#66

bit meh that.


#67

I like it but it does sound very ‘coming to a movie soundtrack soon’.


#68

I love him…but that’s quite yucky…lyrics have me cringing at times and even the tune doesn’t really do it for me.


#69

#70

never heard this before. funny hearing his voice over this kinda aztec camera’ey poppy production


#71

#72

There’s also another E record which is out of print but you can probably find online somewhere

Manchester Girl got played a bit my Eels when they first started.

(Also he made a weird solo record in the mid 80s but best not talk about that)


#73

manchester girl is great. didn’t know it predates eels. better than the tripe he comes our with now.


#74

Always loved this cover. Prince put through a 90s “alt-rock” filter:


#75

He’s also covered I Could Never Take the Place Of Your Man.


#76

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.

:-


#77

o man dont say that i’ve got it preordered


#78

Well I dug The Cautionary Tales a lot… and it seems I was against the grain of public opinion on that, so there might be hope for you there.


#79

New album is beautiful. On second listen through.


#80

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