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Eels Trilogy Ends On An Optimistic, Happy Note
on 23 August 2010
Mark Everett (Eels) has been prolific with the trilogy of 'Hombre Lobo', 'End Times' and now finally 'Tomorrow Morning' being released in not much over a year. Everett has once again brought us a classic, fairly low-fi album, full of great songs and melodies, finally finishing this trilogy of albums in an optimistic fashion. The album starts off really well with a beautiful instrumental 'In Gratitude For This Magnificent Day' followed by 'I'm A Hummingbird' resplendent with strings and beautiful but simple lyrics 'I'm a Hummingbird, floating like a tree, I'm a Hummingbird, beautiful and free'. You then sense the great optimism through the title track 'The Morning' about making the most of a new day.
The tempo rises on a few of the songs such as 'Baby Loves Me', which sounds like it could really be on 'Hombre Lobo' and the gospel-esque 'Looking Up'. The album is full of other great numbers, with wonderful instrumentation and heartfelt lyrics, my favourites of which are 'Spectacular Girl', the instrumental 'After The Earthquake', 'That's Not Her Way'and 'I Like The Way This Is Going' and finishes with the life affirming 'Mystery of Life' leaving on the optimistic note, 'No more sorrow and no more strife, always daylight following the night, good morning mystery of life'.
Finally a happy Eels album, showing that Mark Everett is in a good place at this moment. If you liked 'Hombre Lobo' and 'End Times'then this is a must have album!