Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Kids Are Digging Up A Brand New Hole. Where They Put Their Deadbeat Mom. Grandpa's Happy Watching Video Porn. With The Closed Caption On.

If you can get past the oppressively morbid tone, you will soon discover the utter beauty that lies within Eels Electro Shock Blues. Pretty much a solo guise for Mark Oliver Everett, this album caused quite a stir upon it's release. I remember reading an article about how hard Everett's A&R guy flipped out when he heard the album for the first time. And not in a good way. Sophomore albums are hard enough to promote without songs about suicide, mental illness and severe depression. Yes, it's that heavy of a record. But if you're looking for an album to shimmer and get lost in-- look no further. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Eels: My Descent Into Madness

Eels: Last Stop: This Town

Eels: Cancer For The Cure

Eels: Going To You Funeral Pt.1


Anonymous s said...

but the album ends on an optimistic note ('P.S. You Rock My World').

lyrics- and music-wise, this will always be my favorite (eels) album.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

good point.

9:38 AM  

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