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for me is the best.
they're the three I own and they're all good. Their recent Greatest Hits is a nice collection too.
so I bought 'Blinking Lights and Other Revelations' because it was a double album (get my moneys worth), but I don't think it was the best place to start.
I'd say you should start with that one. Blinking Lights..., Beautiful Freak and Daisies of the Galaxy can then follow.
way accessible and diverse. Plus all songs could easily have been singles.
The songs are better than Electro-Shock Blues!
but did anyone else see the programme on BBC 2 last night with E going round and finding out about his dad's quantum physics theory? Think it was called something like Parallel Universes, Parallel Worlds or something like that?
Was really, really good. Quite funny in places as well. Made me love E just that little bit more.
a few weeks ago. really interesting.
will be your friend
In this order
Beautiful Freak -> Electro Shock Blues -> Daisies of the Galaxy -> Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
Chronological is the best way. You need to understand E's sadness from the beginning before delving into the horrors of ESB... and then after this you truly appreciate the optimism of Daisies and then the sheer epic brilliance of Blinking Lights which is essentially the previous 3 albums rolled into one glorious whole.
Next you should buy a live album. The Electro Shock Blues tour show is my favourite but Live from the Town Hall and Oh What a Beautiful Morning will do the job nicely too.
If you have a few quid left over you can pick up Shootenanny if you like. There's some nice songs on it. Only get Souljacker if you're a completist...
Shootenanny! and Souljacker should be the other way round?
I'd say Souljacker is better than Daisies as well, personally.
is so massively underrated it makes me want to weep! Not a fan of Souljacker at all personally. Just doesn't do it for me. Shame because I think as a concept E could've nailed it like... Oh well can't win 'em all.
Shootenanny! is pretty shit in general though I have to say. Although it does have a few redeeming moments...
and said it was one of the most best things ever.
really good live :)
started my Eels initiation and what I bought was the recently released Meet the Eels compilation. I personally think it's the best place to start as you get songs from all of his records so you get a really well-rounded insight from that.
Doesn't have Ugly Love though, which is one of my favourite eels songs..
but I think it might mislead you slightly if you start with that one.
I was gonna say this... though to be fair you could just pick one album at random and I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be disappointed.
although you can't go wrong with any of the first three albums (Electroshock Blues is my favourite, although it's the hardest to get into.)