Eels don’t exactly explore new territory here, but they make sure that the landscape is interesting.
the stream of it though suggests it's actually great so, hey ho.
He's got so much good work behind him. I love Eels but most of this sounds like subtle variations on directions he's gone in before both lyrically and musically.
3 or 4 tracks here sound good enough to take their place amongst previous album's highlights. The trademark E guitar licks are scattered amongst the songs very pleasantly though.
I have a feeling that a little like Warren Zevon - E's got a couple of great comeback records to come 10 years down the line.