I recently went back to this album after tiring of the most recent Eels release, Tomorrow Morning, which started to feel a bit superficial. I'd initially dismissed End Times as a bit too 'samey' and downbeat but after repeated listening it starts to really grow, a definite slow burner. This is an album you need to be in the mood for, a winter evening or Sunday afternoon listen. A lot of the tracks have the acoustic Daisys/Electro-shock type feel to them, like stand-outs Little Bird, In My Younger Days and Mansions of Los Feliz, but there are a couple of livelier ones thrown in which are equally as good. Though this is the 'heartbreak' album of the trilogy, there is still humour to be found amongst the melancholy. Like with one of my other favourite artists, Sparklehorse, though the subject matter is often dark, it never feels depressing.