Eels second release in quick succesion follows hot on the heels of 2009’s Hombre Loco.
Eels – End Times
Mark “E” Everett has that uncanny knack of being able to write deeply personal songs with such graceful melancholy. After Hombre Loco’s upbeat optimistic rock sound Eels have slid back into the beautiful melodies and acoustic strummers which are amazingly easy to listen to.
Just listing the song titles you can tell it won’t be the happiest release this year; Gone Man a bluesy shuffle, A Line In The Dirt a piano accompanied life tale, End Times gravel vocal driven ramblings, Unhinged one of the few upbeat tunes and Paradise Blues one of Eels effortlessly classic little melodies. Despite the subdued nature of the album End Times is an irresistible collection of beautiful understated tracks, which demand to be replayed!
Mr Flowers Says:
Mark Oliver Everett sings some sad songs in a lonely place, and puts together one the Eels’ best efforts in their career. It’s funny how an album full of such melancholy is full of pretty and simple songs… a joy to listen to.
DoesItRock Overall Score: 8
Listen to Eels – End Times now on Spotify!