Eels – Blinking Lights and Other Revalations
This is definatly not the most uplifting album on this countdown, but is the most emotional and imaginative. This album just oozes greatness, how each and every song seems to have as much care into its composition as each other is astounding. The songwriting is excellent and you can feel yourself relating to the lyrics in one way or another. The Consistancy of this album is amazing, how the orchestration is maintaned over the two full discs is excellent.
This album “is a two disc set about “God and all the questions related to the subject of God” says E himself and with song titles like ‘Theme for a Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists’ and ‘Mother Mary’ reflect this. This shines through in all aspects of the album and yet doesnt thrust itself on the casual listener. This is a thoughtful album which in it’s entirity make it great, this is not just a random collections of songs just slung together.
There are so many standout tracks but the uplifting ‘Hey Man (Now Your Really Living)’ and ‘Going Fetal’ are definatly the most catchy. Personally I prefer the majestic ‘Checkout Blues’ jammed full of poetic qualities and perfect arrangement. Not Quite The Favourite Track: Hey Man (Now Your Really Living) – Upbeat Classic