Album review: Eels – ‘Tomorrow Morning’ (E Works)

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

[b]Hardeep Phull[/b]

Click here to get your copy of Grass Widow’s ‘Past Time’ from the Rough Trade shop.