Music You Don't Know You Like Yet
2009-06-09This marks EELS’ 7th studio album. EELS is the ever-changing project of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett (aka “E”), along with Koool G Murder (bass, keyboards and guitar) and Knuckles (drums and percussion). E says of the album, “I wanted to write a set of songs about desire…” written from the perspective of “a dignified old werewolf,” (a character from his 2001 release Souljacker was a dog-faced boy, now he has grown up). The songs form a conversation of big confidence answered by beta male panic, especially going from “Prizefighter” to “That Look You Give that Guy.” The album somewhat loses its steam halfway through, only because the flow starts to feel too predictable, but closes strongly with “Beginner’s Luck” (which reminded me of The Strokes) and “Ordinary Man.” Reviewed By LaRae
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