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Album review: Eels - 'Tomorrow Morning' (E Works)

E pokes his head above the ground and finds a pleasantly optimistic outlook

Hold on to your heartstrings because Mark ‘E’ Everett’s bi-polar emotional gauge is on the upswing. It’s not exactly the party soundtrack of the summer, but ‘Tomorrow Morning’ finds the Eels mainman nervously emerging from the relentless gloom of the last album ‘End Times’ (released just eight months ago) and finding that it’s not all bad. The tender optimism of tracks like ‘The Morning’ and the gorgeous, harpsichord-led symphony ‘Oh So Lovely’ are wonderfully uplifting, but there’s still room for some snarky self-deprecation on ‘Baby Loves Me’ too. Even so, it’s great to find that for once in his life, E seems to be genuinely waving rather than drowning.

Hardeep Phull

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7 / 10

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