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12 Songs of Greatness...,
This review is from: Hombre Lobo (Audio CD)
E has certainly come back with an absolute amazing album. Eels first studio album since 2005's 'Blinking Lights And Other Revelations' sees a return to issues ranging from love, loss, suffering.. but with an over-riding feeling of hope: this album is upbeat even at its most haunting. Since 'Blinking Lights' we have seen the release of... The Best Of... B-Sides and Live Offerings... yet throughout this time I have been craving a new studio album and it has finally arrived in the form of 'Hombre Lobo'. Recorded @ E's studio with old time collaborator Koool G Murder (from the SoulJacker days) and 'Knuckles' (drums and percussion).
The 12 track studio album is as follows:
2. That Look You Give That Guy
3. Lilac Breeze
4. In My Dreams
5. Tremendous Dynamite
6. The Longing
7. Fresh Blood
8. What's A Fella Gotta Do
9. My Timing Is Off
10. All The Beautiful Things
11. Beginner's Luck
12. Ordinary Man
Let me get straight to the point here: all 12 tracks are fantastic. Think Souljacker/ Electro Shock Blues mixed in with Daisies of the Galaxy... I have followed E throughout his career from 'A Man Called E' to this latest offering and man he never fails to amaze.
Songs on this record range from the incredibly haunting 'the longing' to the chilled out 'that look you give that guy' to the head-banging 'fresh blood' and 'prizefighter'. The great thing about this album is that if I were to recommend an Eels album to a new listener of the band I think I may well choose this album. To hardcore Eels fans you may raise an eye here, I mean everyone of their studio albums is an absolute classic, but Hombre Lobo has truly captured an essence of everyone of their albums. E clearly continues to work through life-issues and continues to present the listener with breathtaking music.
This is a must have folks. Buy this album!