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Electro-Shock Blues (album) by Eels

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Electro-Shock Blues
Electro-Shock Blues by Eels (1998)
Overall rank: 553rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 389 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1998 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (109th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (553rd)

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Average Rating: 
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75/100
From Goliath
Good album full of well written songs, but it's depressing and I don't need depressing.
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70/100
This is a great album about tragic life events. Consistently good throughout with a generally sombre tone to match the events. But he bears his soul bravely here and shares his pain but you don't feel that he is seeking our sympathy, he just wishes to express these events and thoughts for himself and perhaps they will help others deal with similar situations
Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor, Electro Shop Blues, Baby Genius, Climbing To The Moon, The Medication Is Wearing Off and P.S. You Rock My World all stand out tracks with all others still good although not too keen on Hospital Food
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From Brad1770
If you've never heard this album I would strongly recommend to first have a listen , then jump on line & learn about the tragic real life circumstances behind this album & then go back and have a second listen . Trust me you will get the most from this album following this method.

Sad , sad album that is consistently good rather than brilliant ( IMHO there is no one killer diller track/ tracks) .

Quite rightly sits within the BEA overall top 500 ( as of February 2017).
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From cmoshier
Best Tracks: Hospital Food, Ant Farm
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90/100
If you don't cry during Climbing up to the Moon I don't know what to say to you.
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From nitomano
Debo admitir que este album cumple con su cometido en transmitir una atmosfera tétrica/depresiva la cual hace que el impacto de sus canciones sea aún mayor.
El hecho de conocer el trasfondo de las letras es impactante, desde el cancer terminal de su madre y el suicidio de su hermana, algo que definitivamente se hace sentir en la manera de cantar e interpretar de E.
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From samora
Depressingly beautiful
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Never heard of them. Just started listening to Blinking Lights and was struck how quick it was to get into. Hurried home to see what their best was. Very excited reading all these comments :)
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From Rich150
This album is just unique...you feel E's despair, but marvel at his songs. I love this....and want Last Stop This Town as my funeral music...not just yet mind :) Finest moment from one of my most enduring and favourite 'bands'.
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Finally, some honest music.
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