But it's something that is never going to change for me and its implications are far-reaching in my life," he says.
And the "curse" didn't let up after , either: Everett's cousin Jennifer was a flight attendant on the plane that hit the Pentagon September 11, That's why someone beats on their chest. There was no point. It wasn't punk. It wasn't Andy Kaufman. It wasn't even Jarvis Cocker storming Michael Jackson's performance, which at least had some point to it.
Maybe I'm just an old railroad man, but it seemed like a sign of the stupid times we live in and it makes me long for a more dignified time. As a kid, I always had a thing for sitting in the dark and watching the lights blink on and off at random. They come and they go. That's as good as it gets. So go buy it. A parting shot from the man himself, and one that echoes both the repeat-play nature of Blinking Lights Drowned in Sound's 21 Favourite Albums of the Y Drowned in Sound to return as a weekly newsletter.
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If you're looking for some comfort from a really rough time in your life, this will make you tear up, and even if the song doesn't speak to you, the lyrics are something to think about. It's a quieter piece for the most part, and slower in some respect, give it some patience.
You'll appreciate it. I had to have the album after hearing "Railroad Man". Once you put the CD's in, you can just sit back and listen to it again and again. This album should win album of the year. This album's best quality is that it combines both the "classic" Eels sound and a newer darker sound.
The Eels prove once again that they can set any mood and write about any subject in a gloriously playful and engaging way. Great album. I'm sure at this point we're all familiar with the songs from this CD set. I bought it for a couple of songs in particular, but was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the songs were excellent.
There are just a couple that I can't seem to get into See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. I only knew about this album due to reading Mark's book 'Things the grandchildren should know', and I found it helped to have read the book before hearing this album, to better understand how some of the tracks came about. So whilst this is a review for the Blinking Light CD, I'm also very much recommending the book too, as it sheds light on much of E's other music over the years.
Five stars for both, methinks! Report abuse. Previous Eels albums were good or even great, but this one is stunning. Despite being a collection of very personal songs that only Mr E himself can ever truly understand, he actually does a fantastic job of conveying his emotions and feelings through his music.
He even goes one step further and manages to invoke in me, a strong feeling of nostalgia. It makes me think back to my childhood and all my happy memories, but most of all it captures a melancholic feeling of times gone by.
The album cover perfectly summarises my feelings towards this album in a way that my words cannot. It takes me back to the summer evenings of my childhood, and that alone is a reason why this album deserves 5 stars. Another reason, is that the song-writing is utterly incredible. When I first played disc 1 several years ago, I didn't listen to the second disc in about a week, because I was scared to feel disappointed.