Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Noughties By Nature #9: Eels - Mr E's Beautiful Blues

Eels seemingly don’t care about popular opinion, often following a fairly accessible album with something dark and gloomy, so its perhaps fitting that despite being a single and probably their ‘poppiest’ moment, this song is a hidden track on the related album.

It starts with a burst of static, a piano melody, a phone beeps, before the real tune kicks in. I have no idea what it's about, knowing Eels it could be about death, but it sounds so happy, there are harmonies and E exclaims "Goddamn right it’s a beautiful day".

It’s a simple song with the same melody present throughout, but there’s a lot happening and a variety of implementation. The sound of the circus coming to town in summer.
Matt Gaynor

[Album: Daisies Of The Galaxy]

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