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All About Eels

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It's a beautiful day in the galaxy for fans of The Eels today, seeing the release of their new album "Blinking Lights and Other Revelations."

The two-disc album, which tells the story of one man's life over 33 songs, has been hailed as an "absolute stone masterpiece" (EW), "a record of real, despondent beauty" (NME), "stunning" (The Guardian), "spellbinding" (The Times), and "life affirming and career-defining" (The Sun).

As for LAist, who has already heard the disc in full, all we can say is that this double-album is a haunting, emotional and engaging release that's going to sit in our car CD player for weeks (nay, months) to come.

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And while we're at it, we might as well buy some tickets for The Eels upcoming LA shows, on May 11th and 12th at Santa Ana's Galaxy Theater or Hollywood's Roxy. While tickets may be going fast or even be gone by now, if you're really "all about eels" we're sure you'll find a way in.

Happy listening.