Thursday, 13 March 2014

Track Of The Day: Eels - 'Mistakes Of My Youth'

As I mentioned a few days ago, a new Eels album is on the way. If the first two singles are anything to go by, 'The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett' seems to be a more introspective outing than last year's 'Wonderful Glorious', and indeed the seventh Eels LP has been described as "his most personal project to date".

Where the sombre 'Agatha Chang' was tinged with regret over lost love, 'Mistakes Of My Youth' is where Mark 'E' Everett finds a new sense of purpose in amongst all the self-doubt and back luck, determined to keep his head held high. Both new songs aired so far seem to be slightly reminiscent of the 1998 classic 'Electro Shock Blues', also a very personal record. In my opinion there hasn't been a truly great Eels album since 2000, but signs are looking very promising for this new one... It's out April 22.



2 comments:

  1. No great Eels album since 2000? What about Blinking Lights and Other Revelations?

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    1. It's a good one, but not up to the level of the first three! very hard to beat.

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