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Daddy's a Rock 'n' Roller: An Interview with Eels' Mastermind E

At the beginning of his American tour, Eels' founder E discusses life as a father and bandmate as well as an important lesson he learned from Leon Russell: "Just fucking bring it."

Jedd Beaudoin
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More Beautiful Blues: An Interview with Eels' Mark Oliver Everett

The Eels prime-mover answers questions about the band's new album The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, which follows the tradition of other tragedy-driven greats in his storied and beautifully sorrowful discography.

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"I Want It to Be More Purple!": An Interview with EELS' Mark Oliver Everett

Following an exhaustive trilogy of albums, Mark Oliver Everett opens up to his band on his new record, and details the highs and lows of his songwriting process in this in-depth interview ...

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EELS - "I'm Your Brave Little Soldier" (stream)

EELS' latest album 'Wonderful, Glorious' releases on February 5th and the band has just shared a new bonus track from the record.

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A Holiday Mix Tape, YouTube Style

Who hasn’t sat through those holiday parties with the cozy but yawn inducing classics of Burl Ives playing ad nauseam? I can help with that.

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Incidental Music: An Interview with Mark Oliver Everett of EELS

Parallel universes, profound family tragedies, yelling at cats and releasing three albums in just over a year. EELS take their act out on the road one more time, but not without talking to PopMatters first.

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Eels + Jessica Hoop: 1 October 2010 - Chicago

Eels returned to Chicago to play a 90-minute set that was heavy on rock 'n' roll and light on soft vulnerabilities.

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Eels: 26 September 2010 - Washington D.C.

What do the Eels and ZZ Top have in common? More than you might expect...

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Eels: Hombre Lobo

There's a temptation to resist this material for what it isn't--namely another set of gorgeous downer dirges that he is so skilled at writing and performing. But Hombre Lobo is perhaps Everett's most consistent "character work" to date.

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Things the Grandchildren Should Know by Mark Oliver Everett

"To all the crazy girls I loved before: thank you, but I'm just too tired now."

Diane Leach
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Eels: Useless Trinkets

Totaling 74 songs (not counting the DVDs), that's a lotta Eels! So it's surprising that these two collections leave you wanting to hear even more.

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Eels: Eels with Strings: Live at Town Hall [DVD]

In its best moments, Live at Town Hall completely draws you in, and when it's not reaching those lofty heights, it's still a solid performance.

Andrew Gilstrap
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Eels: Blinking Lights and Other Revelations

The Kurt Vonnegut of Rock delivers his masterwork, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, a sprawling 33 song autobiographical epic spanning two discs that took seven years to complete.

Mark Horan
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Eels: Shootenanny

Over the past eight years, as pop music has grown more static, Mr. E and his Eels have quietly evolved, and, along the way, churned out consistently interesting and compelling albums.

David R. Baum
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Eels: Souljacker

Souljacker is as strong as any of Eels previous albums, but even crawling through the muck there is a lot more joy and life here than heard before.

Robert Jamieson
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Eels: Daisies of the Galaxy

Daisies of the Galaxy, the latest release from a man named E, also known as a 'band' named Eels, plays like a demented nursery rhyme.

Fred Kovey

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