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Eels - Daisies Of The Galaxy

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Eels
Daisies Of The Galaxy

Label Geffen
Erstveröffentlichung 30.10.2015
Format LP
Lieferzeit 4 – 7 Werktage
Preis 23,95 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

Nach mehreren knallharten Schicksalschlägen (mehrere Todesfälle in der Familie) sollte man meinen, die Musik von eels-Chef E würde noch dunkler, depressiver und spinnerter. Überraschenderweise tritt er aber die Flucht nach vorne an und liefert mit „Daisies Of The Galaxy“ ein flottes, zuversichtliches und entspanntes Album voller positiver und hübscher Songs ab, bei denen es nur ganz selten mal in Schwermut mündet.
Oder wie sagt E selbst: „Ich wollte eine schöne, fröhliche Platte machen. Und selbst wenn hier keine großen Gitarrenklänge zu hören sind und niemand lautstark `hee Yyyyeeahhhh!´ ruft, ist `Daisies Of The Galaxy´ ein großer Schritt in das Leben nach den Tragödien, eine Art Gegenpol zu `Electro-Shock-Blues´.“

Review

„Eels leader E (born Mark Oliver Everett) has shown himself to be a talented songwriter and arranger over the course of two solo sets and three albums under the name the Eels. But his bland brand of modern pop just doesnþt display enough originality to separate the new Eels album, "Daisies Of The Galaxy," from the majority of todayþs Beck-esque hipster pop artists.
"Daisies" is somewhat of a mood rebound from 1998þs "Electro-Shock Blues," a consistently downbeat album made shortly after the death of Eþs sister and mother. In contrast, the new albumþs songs are primarily optimistic, featuring lines like, "Me, Iþm doing pretty good as of now / I think, you know, Iþll be okay" (from opener "Grace Kelly Blues"). At times, the music follows suit, particularly on the loping, upbeat "The Sound Of Fear," which sports a catchy progression highlighted by an energetic organ solo and a falsetto chorus.
But the album also has its share of stinkers, like "Flyswatter," which reprises the time-dishonored rhyme of "house" with "mouse" in the first verse and goes on to suggest inanely in the chorus that "ice water, flyswatter" is "gonna get you through the day."
The music is played well enough: multi-instrumentalist E is accompanied in the studio by R.E.M.þs Peter Buck on piano, guitar and bass, and former Grant Lee Buffalo frontman Grant Lee Phillips on bass. And on a couple tracks, E shows a knack for writing a good hook ("Fear" and the autobiographical "A Daisy Through Concrete," for instance). Still, his methods and execution on "Daisies" lack the creativity and energy that make a great artist, and donþt bring anything new to rockþs palette.“ (Billboard)

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