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Shootenanny!

Eels Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: SKG
  • ASIN: B00009B8G2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,787 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A triumphant return 13 Dec 2003
By g_bu
Format:Audio CD
I'm an Eels fan, I'd better get that off my chest before I begin. This doesn't mean that I'm biased towards them, but rather that, like most Eels fans, I'm inclined to be pessimistic that any new album is unlikely to match up to previous offerings.
However, in the case of Shootenanny! my first impression is that it is a masterpiece to rank alongside Beautiful Freak and Electro-Shock Blues (an album which the Melody Maker derided as unlistenable and then promptly and amusingly went bust). The subject matter of the new album still relates and appeals to the outsider in society, but the music reverts to the melodic pop/rock of Beautiful Freak.
A melancholic, bluesy influence is apparent in the tracks All In A Day’s Work, Agony and Restraining Order Blues, with its repeated plea, "Everybody knows that I'm not a violent man", contrasting with the touching poignancy of the most beautifully realised song on the album, Numbered Days (the equivalent, if you like, to Manchild on Beautiful Freak).
As for Saturday Morning, E has not created a more wide-eyed, childlike, magical vision of the world since Tomorrow I'll Be Nine on his solo album Broken Toy Shop. The Good Old Days is another throwback to E's solo material, exhibiting a gentle world-weariness, while the laid-back, funky Love Of The Loveless is the album's summer anthem. The dry humour which pervades the album is probably best exemplified by Fashion Awards, a satire on the fashion industry.
From the muso's point of view (and skip to the end of the paragraph if this is likely to bore you to death), Rock Hard Times is the most interesting track on the album. The descending bass line which provides the basis for the chorus is first played in the key of B-flat, and later in F, C and G.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Their most under-rated album? 7 Feb 2007
By G. King
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Reading through some of the other reviews from Amazon customer's on this album reinforces my view that Shootenanny! doesn't always get the credit it deserves.

While it is true that the previous 4 albums were always going to be a hard act to follow, Eel's 5th album shouldn't be condemned as simply a taster for the (admittedly magnificent) Blinking Lights.

Opening track "All In A Day's Work" displays E's black humour at it's best, while "Saturday Morning", as another reviewer pointed out already, should evoke fond memories for any of us who recall what it was like to be a kid waking up at the start of the weekend wondering what havoc we could cause that day-I could even claim that listening to it has made me more forgiving of my own kids when they run riot through my flat of a Saturday afternoon. Indeed, to me at least, it is this ability to write poignantly on any subject from childhood experience to the (rather more dark) material of "Restraining Order Blues" which marks Mark "E" Everett out as one of the finest songwriters of this generation(along with the wonderful Ian McNabb-but that's another story...)

But this is not a "bleak" album in the way that say, "Electro-Shock Blues" was, although still a fine work in itself maybe not the best "starting point" for the curious first-time Eel's purchaser? Admittedly I am too sentimental for my own good but the two songs which make this album for me are the glorious "Numbered Days" and to a slightly lesser extent the closer "Somebody Loves You". If these songs don't fail to melt the hardest heart or bring solace to anybody who(like most of us)has had a hard time either generally or from the dreaded "affairs of the heart" then there really is no hope for you(and I speak as a cynic).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent music at its most fun 4 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Those familiar with The Eels will be used to a mixture of dark and uplifting melodies with an injection of black humour and you won't be disappointed with Shootenanny! If you've not experienced The Eels before, I urge anyone who enjoys intelligent music to go out and buy this - E has to be one of the most talented songwriters around who always seems able to make me smile with one lyric but then contemplative with another.
This album is definitely an improvement on the spiky, mixed bag that was Souljacker. It has some of the catchiest tunes I've ever heard from The Eels (Saturday Morning, Dirty Girl and Lone Wolf being highlights) which are interspersed with beautiful, meaningful melodies such as Somebody Loves You and The Good Old Days. My favourite? Agony, which is one of the most haunting, interesting songs I've heard in a long while.
Why The Eels are not massively popular in the UK where you would surely expect their black humour to appeal is a mystery to me. However, maybe its a good thing as their intimate gigs are a real hidden treasure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Eels have returned to top form 6 Jun 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After the disappointment of the last album, 'Souljacker', I was slightly worried about this new one. However, I needn't have been. As in 'Daisies of the Galaxy', the album constantly switches between emotions, from funny to wistful to lonely and back to simple happiness again. E's genius in always picking the right words comes through, especially in 'Dirty Girl', as he mixes humour with regret, and again in 'Rock Hard Times' and 'Restraining Order Blues'. And, once again, it rocks.
Although it lacks some of the quirkiness and originality of 'Daisies of the Galaxy', it is still one of the best albums around. He experiments with his voice, as well as the guitar and electronics, to give him his instantaneously recognisable sound.
An absolute must for every Eels lover, a great pick-me-up as well as an emotional album, it gets better with every hearing.
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I have been trying to decide which is my favourite album of all time between "Elephant by the White Stripes, "Absolution" by Muse or this, and I think this album just wins it,... Read more
Published on 13 April 2005 by Mr. P. J. Hannington
4.0 out of 5 stars Shootenanny!
"Shootenanny," say the Eels "was essentially the document of a live four piece rock band in the studio, recorded in ten days, as a kind of working vacation from the long and... Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2005 by "cly_and_tell"
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Yet !
I have always had a soft spot for the eels and enjoyed all of their past offerings especially electro shock blues however this marks a high point for me with what I think is their... Read more
Published on 17 Oct 2004 by P-Bhoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Eels STILL rock
This is one of the best albums of 2003, Eels are on top form on this record. Basically a vehicle for singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, Eels have been going from strength to... Read more
Published on 12 Jan 2004 by Mr. I. S. Dulley
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it now
This album, like all their others, is amazing. You`d be mad not to buy it.
Published on 19 Sep 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr E's Beautiful Masterpiece
Mr E and Co have done it again. After the tremendous Soul Jacker i was sceptic whether they could make it 5 amazing albums out and of 5 and boy did they prove me wrong. Read more
Published on 25 Jun 2003 by CaptBeefheartandhisMagicBand
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