Taken from recent tune laden double album Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, Trouble with Dreams is vintage Eels in that from the off it pretty much sounds like a fairytale gone wrong; as the mischeivous tinkerbell riff and spooky hammond creep along you can imagine Tim Burton’s camera descending on a snow covered village of claymation monsters.
Whether hissing ‘Trouble with dreams is they don’t come true,’ as if angrily imparting an outrageous secret, or admitting _‘You don’t need a thing from me but I need something big from you,’_ the heart of the tune is a perfectly sculpted sense of melancholy romance. Despite a fantastic body of work the most recent thing E has had to a breakout single was Mr E’s Beautiful Blues back in 2000. While this is every bit as catchy it’s a shame that, as a download only single, it is unlikely to match it’s success.
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