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By A Customer
This review is from: Blinking Lights And Other Revelations (Audio CD)
After Shootenanny, which I personally feel is their worst album to date, lacking the immediacy of Beautiful Freak or Daisies of the Galaxy, the sheer unadulterated excellence of Electro Shock Blues or quirky, fuzzy rock sensibilities of Souljacker, I was concerned as to how this one would turn out. I needn't have been, the latest Eels album is a triumph.
From the toe-tapping catchiness of Going Fetal on disc one and its compatriot Hey man (Now You're Really Living) on disc two, to the melancholy of 'If you see Natalie' the double album is packed with excellent and catchy tunes.
On the flipside, there is a lot of what could maybe be described as 'filler' and some of the songs may sound extremely familiar to Eels fans. I admit to getting a feeling of de ja vu when listening to Blinking Lights, certain tracks seeming to echo songs present on other older Eels albums. Overall however it's only a minor issue and not enough to detract from a truly excellent album.
This has been described elsewhere as E's masterpiece and for once it's right to believe the hype.
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2011 13:07:10 GMT
Nigel Leggatt says:
How can you give this five stars but, at the same time, say that there is a lot of filler on the album? Not very helpful
Posted on 6 Apr 2013 12:48:32 BDT
I agree with Nigel - I personally would also give the album a solid 5 stars because I genuinely believe that the whole album is consistently brilliant. I however would not give the album 5 stars if I believed that the songs sounded 'samey' or if I believed that there was "a lot" of filler material.
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