🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Eels

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Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
The Doors 2.89
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Rancid 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

Today we’ll be looking at Eels!

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Albums

  • A Man Called E
  • Broken Toy Shop
  • Beautiful Freak
  • Electro-Shock Blues
  • Daisies Of The Galaxy
  • Souljacker
  • I Am The Messiah
  • Levity
  • Shootenanny!
  • Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
  • Hombre Lobo
  • End Times
  • Tomorrow Morning
  • Wonderful, Glorious
  • The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett
  • The Deconstruction

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Singles

  • Hello Cruel World
  • Nowheresville
  • Novocaine For The Soul
  • Susan’s House
  • Your Lucky Day In Hell
  • Last Stop: This Town
  • Cancer For The Cure
  • Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues
  • Flyswatter
  • Souljacker
  • Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)
  • I Want To Protect You
  • Fresh Blood
  • That Look You Give That Guy
  • My Timing Is Off
  • A Line In The Dirt
  • Baby Let’s Make It Real
  • Who You Say You Are

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Daisies of the Galaxy is great, Blinking Lights is decent, don’t like much else, he writes the same song a lot though doesn’t he

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Electro Shock Blues is a 10/10 record - such a beautiful album to come from such horrible circumstances and this is one of my funeral songs

Beautiful Freak was fun too - the rest I can take or leave. So maybe an 8?

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Heard 3 songs

Liked 2, hate Beautiful Blues

one stellar record, a couple of really good ones, and then a fair whack of filler

a solid 3/5 band

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Oh and Things The Grandchildren Should Know is such a good read, too.

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Fun live, never really clicked on record for me. 3/5

Blinking lights and electro shock blues are 2 of my favourite records ever so going with a 4, obviously ignoring a lot of the other stuff.

As mentioned above, his book is excellent as is the parallel lives doc.

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4 maybe? Beautiful Freak isn’t bad, Daisies Of The Galaxy is brilliant, Electro-Shock is too but in a very different way. Blinking Lights is very good in parts. As Roasty said, E’s book is really good too.

This is just lovely

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Probably my favourite eels song:

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Blinking Lights is the one for me, it does exactly what a double album is supposed to do - it’s sprawling and odd and surprising and fun and flawed, but in the end more than the sum of its parts.

Love that album, haven’t checked the early stuff out quite as extensively as I should have but everything I have heard has been great. Clearly has been stuck in a rut for the last few albums (I checked out a while ago), but is still just “fine” at worst. Big old 4/5

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First three albums are decent but I think he suffers from a lack of quality control.

A very generous 3/10 mainly for Daisies of the Galaxy, which has so many beautiful songs on it.

As with many other people, it’s all about 3-4 albums with a lot of so-so stuff in between. That is still a much better hit rate than a lot of artists though. Probably a 7/10… will decide on whether that is a 3 or 4 sometime later. Probably a 3 as I only ever really listen to a few tracks these days, but love them dearly.

4/5. Beautiful Freak, Electro-Shock Blues and Daisies of the Galaxy all 5/5 albums. Rest are mix of 4/5, 3/5.

1st two albums in particular were v. important to me as a teenager, and cemented my feelings about them. Prob feel fairly different if one of the later albums was my intro to them. Was gonna say it’s weird I’ve never seen them live, but I’m getting flashes of memories of seeing them at a festival…

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Abstain/5 - don’t really know anything about him/them.

Improve your morning by watching the Last Stop This Town video

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I like the idea of them / him more I do than the actual records. There are some very good Eels songs, but I couldn’t honestly call myself a fan. Exactly what the 3/5 button was made for.

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Electro-shock Blues is an incredible album. Not an easy listen though.

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