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on 18 October 2010
I'm a fan of Eels as a rule; seen him play a few times and got the back catalogue, but this is an album full of dull, unmemorable songs. While not terrible, I am literally unable to identify any highlights from this record, which lacks the charm of previous efforts. There are no upbeat songs to act as a foil to the more maudlin efforts and it's for this that the album suffers. Yes it's a heart-break album, but i still want to be emotionally involved and I felt nothing on the 3 spins I was willing to give this record.
If you already love Eels, you may still like this album, but if you're new I suggest trying older albums such as Souljacker or the sublime Blinking Lights.