End Times (Deluxe) [Explicit]
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End Times (Deluxe) [Explicit]

18 Jan 2010

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  Song Title
The Beginning
Gone Man [Explicit]
In My Younger Days
Mansions Of Los Feliz
A Line In The Dirt [Explicit]
End Times
Apple Trees
Paradise Blues [Explicit]
High And Lonesome
I Need A Mother
Little Bird
On My Feet
Disc 2
And Now The End Times EP:
Some Friend
Walking Cloud [Explicit]
$200 Tattoo
The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His Mind

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 18 Jan 2010
  • Release Date: 18 Jan 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Co-operative Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Vagrant Records, under Exclusive Licence to V2 Records International Limited TA Cooperative Music
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  • Total Length: 49:07
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B0033S7AR2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,369 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Stark Album Since Electro-Shock Blues 20 Jan 2010
By Cornish Deadhead TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After in IN YOUR FACE style of Hombre Lobo, Mark Everett has returned to a stark semi acoustic style. I consider it beautiful but his most "down" album since Electro-Shock Blues. In fact the track "A Line In The Dirt" which starts with the line " She locked herself in the bathroom again" I thought was going to deal with the suicide of his sister again, but in fact I consider deals with another personal relationship. Everett has a wonderful way with words, which as anyone who knows his work, he uses sparsely, but always to good effect - the song "Little Bird" paints the picture of loss so graphically yet wonderfully in only 16 lines!

On the main album, an interlude (as I would call it) is given a track listing, so in reality you only have 13 proper tracks with a running time of under 40mins. Whilst I have here the double album with a bonus 4 tracks EP that runs just under 10mins, why couldn't it have been all on one CD - a bit silly.

The bonus EP contains 4 really good songs so it is worth getting the "Deluxe Edition" if you can, and the packaging is a digipak with plastic (why?) inserts for the CDs.

All in all then an excellent album for fans of his work, but maybe not the the best place to start if you have not come across Eels before (try Beautiful Freak or Daisies of the Galaxy). If you want to know more about the man behind the band, Mark Oliver Everett, then I highly recommend his autobiography Things the Grandchildren Should Know in which he tells the story of his (quite) tragic life with a heavy dose of humour - I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Little Enchantments 19 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
Eels' 2009 release 'Hombre Lobo' was a splendid album.
Their new two-disc project 'End Times' delivers another
uplifting dose of their characteristic stripped-down magic.

Mr Everett is, as ever, a distinctive frontman.
The voice is raw, unforced and brimful of pathos.
The general ambience is sombre, reflective and
touchingly authentic.

'In My Younger Days' mixes echoing guitar, organ and fragmentary
electronic bubbles and bleeps into an emotionally affecting whole.
The lyrics and melody are delivered with heartfelt conviction.

'Mansions Of Los Feliz' is another delightful number.
Mr Everett's ability to combine sadness and dry humour
in the same frame puts him up there with other masters
of drollery such as the great Randy Newman.

'A Line In The Dirt' is yet another wonderful example.
A song which made me unsure whether to laugh out loud or cry.
The warm brass arrangement enhances the simple
beauty of the composition still further.
It deserves to live long and prosper!

'Gone Man' is a tight little rocker with some fine
jangly guitar playing and a big grin all over its face.

'Nowadays' is another highlight. Brass, strings, guitar and
harmonica come together in music of melancholy perfection.

'I Need A Mother' is a heart-breakingly soulful lament.
Truly one of the lovliest things he has ever created.

'On My Feet' is a small epic; the poetry of the words are
every bit as important as the solemn dignity of the melody.

Disc two's four additional tracks are stunners too;
in particular the final song 'The Man Who Didn't Know
He'd Lost His Mind', an enchanting and elusive ending
to this consumately conceived and realised collection.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs for ex-lovers 2 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
Eels albums tend to fall into one of two categories; autobiographical masterpieces like Electro-Shock Blues and Blinking Lights and Other Revelations and more straight ahead rock albums like Shootenanny! and Souljacker. Hombre Lobo fell into the latter category, End Times is Mr. E's latest foray into the former, with spectacular results to almost equal those previous two classics.

While E is remaining uncharacteristically tight lipped about the real life details this time around, this is broadly a break-up album, and the conflict and confusion of separation are rendered with his typically straightforward emotional directness. Falling somewhere between the martyred self-righteousness of Blood On The Tracks and Sea Change's rueful melancholy, E is alternately venomous (the frantic fuzz of Unhinged, the disses of I Need a Mother) and tender (the longing recollections of acoustic opener The Beginning, the plaintive and lonesome Little Bird).

Many of the songs are stark in execution, the comparison to the blues is a good one I think. The Beginning, End Times and Little Bird are just Mr.E and his guitar. This, along with interludes of rain, a telephone ringing and spoken address really create a feeling of intimacy, as though you're right there in Everett's basement with him. A Line in The Dirt and the Neil Youngish Nowadays are more lushly arranged, and this works well too, with the melodies brought out in a really beautiful way.

I'm a little puzzled by some of the negative reviews here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars End Times, hoping it's just the beginning
As a fan of Eels it has been really enjoyable watching the artist evolve into one of the most beautifully melancholy songwriters and performers there has ever been. Read more
Published on 29 April 2010 by Martin Mckenna
3.0 out of 5 stars Eel meet again...
Some fans are touting this as the greatest Eels album yet, which I think is jumping the gun.

This is a fine Eels offering, but it is not the best. Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2010 by H. Raine
3.0 out of 5 stars One of the slow growers
This album depends entirely on which Eels you're expecting to pop out of the box.
Rocky: Shootenanny!, Hombre Lobo, Souljacker it's not. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2010 by James Bostock
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully depressing.
To simply put it, this is a perfect "breakup cd". It's subject matter is divorce, aging and loneliness and for me this is a beautifully depressing subject matter. Read more
Published on 17 Feb 2010 by Daniel M. Roberts
2.0 out of 5 stars Eels parody anyone?
As an Eels fan since the first time i heard Novocaine for the soul all those years ago I always look forward to Mr E's records. Read more
Published on 10 Feb 2010 by Bumbaleery
2.0 out of 5 stars A rush job from Mr. E?
We've come to expect the unexpected from E and chums. Each of the previous albums has been very different from its predecessor. Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2010 by Harry O'Carpus
5.0 out of 5 stars the deepest of blues.
Eels - End Times is an awe inspiring collection of truly beautiful songs depicting the struggle of a love once lost, and is definitely worth a purchase, simply for its honesty and... Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2010 by M. Sharman
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Stunning
I am not sure what record some people have been listening to because this album is stunning. With a mix of slow and more up tempo tracks it is in my opinion the best yet. Read more
Published on 26 Jan 2010 by Mr. C. R. Homer
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great Eels Album
When I heard E was going to release another album so soon after Hombre Lobo I was worried that thee's be a marked loss of quality, thankfully I was wrong. Read more
Published on 26 Jan 2010 by Mr. Jbk Ryan
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a struggle
Big Eels fan, but this album is a struggle. There are some fine tracks on here.....A Line In The Dirt, Little Bird and Paradise Blues..... Read more
Published on 23 Jan 2010 by Mr. Jonathan Robin Oxley
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