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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v9n5 (02/03/2010) » Section: Left of the Dial

Eels: End Times

The eighth album from Eels, End Times, is its bleakest work yet. And that really says something. Since the band—essentially a one-man show with a rotating mix of instrumentalists rounding it out—released its universally acclaimed second album, Electro-Shock Blues, in 1998, its oeuvre has been dominated by themes of untimely death and nihilistic loneliness.

Earth, Roots and Water: Innocent Youths

Digging in the dirt for gold is Light in the Attic’s M.O., proving it to be a label that quality-loving music fans can truly count on. Take this record, for example, re-released by Light in the Attic in 2008.

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