Eels (stupid five character limit)


#81

Rusty pipes is wonderful


#82

Gorgeous album.

Interesting to see he’s gotten married, had a kid and separated from his wife since “Cautionary Tales”. “Things The Grandchildren Should Know” might get its intended audience after all…


#83

never heard of this OST he did back around the time of Shootenanny. might check it out


#84

So having ignored the last two albums Pitchfork review the new one just so they can give it 3/10 (Shootenanny, End Times and Tomorrow Morning all got similar scores). Not sure anyone else has got that many scores below 4 on there!


#85

I don’t disagree that it’s “just another Eels album”, it’s just that for me it’s the reason I like it.


#86

quite like the album but actually find it heartwarming to see p4k showing some teeth again


#87

Going after Eels doesn’t exactly scream taking on the sacred cows though


#88

Pitchfork have always hated them though.
I’d have been more shocked if Pitchfork gave them a very good review :rofl:


#89

good.

that synopsis sounds on the button.


#90

Oh wow. Well done classic DiS:


#91

there’s actually a song called ‘you are the shining light?’. ffs just retire


#92

I know, just seems odd that they didn’t review the last two albums at all and did this one just to drag them again.


#93

But enough about Tim Wheeler :rofl:


#94

this is probably fair though http://niche-appeal.com/critic-review-ian-cohen-of-pitchfork-on-eels-the-deconstruction/


#95

it’s actually hilarious at this stage that they get such such shit reviews on pitchfork.


#96

Old-school Pitchfork rises from the grave to diss Eels again :roll_eyes: I mean, fair enough if the guy doesn’t like E’s thing, but I prefer my music reviews with at least some attempt at objectivity.


#97

Ha! I clicked on that thinking ‘ooh, I wonder what this thread says about Eels’ and realise I had brought them up in the first place :rofl:


#98

‘The Deconstruction’ in at number 10 in the UK Album Charts. This kind of thing gives me all the warm feels about my fellow human beings :slight_smile:


#99

This album was pretty decent, better than the last one. Yes it is very much treading the same ground as before ( some songs almost sound like self plagiarism ) but at this point wth the Eels I don’ t think we will get another big swerve like the old days. The title ‘The Deconstruction’ was a little misleading , as that sounds like a title of an album that was a fresh start. Disappointingly that wasn’t the case, but I’ll take a familiar sounding Eels album with some really stand out songs.


#100

I’m pleasantly surprised with the album. It’s without a doubt my favourite Eels album since Blinking Lights, and has a couple of really good songs on it.