I’d like to give props out to another great new album I’ve been listening to… Blinking Lights and Other Revelations by the eels.
I’ve been a fan ever since I heard the song "Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues" in the movie Road Trip (an underated very funny film in my opinion… too many people get scared off by Tom Green, who has only a minor part in the film, and is funny in all the scenes), a gorgeous song with a great, uplifting catchy chorus.
The Eels are an interesting group – they can be very dark and introspective with their lyrics, but then the next song will be the catchiest, happiest piece of pop music you’ve ever heard. In my opinion, they are among the best songwriters out there (with most of the credit going to Mr. E, the lead singer) creating songs that are alternately touching and dance-able. Can’t ask for much more than that.
The new album doesn’t dissapoint, with a lot of very soft and slow personal songs that are very intriguing, but a few upbeat numbers that really shine through. "Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)" is a fantastic song. If it doesn’t brighten your mood, then you may want to check your pulse… Get the album and check it out for yourself.