Electro-Shock Blues (studio album) by Eels

Electro-Shock Blues
Electro-Shock Blues by Eels
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 632nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 416 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1998 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (112th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (632nd)
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79/100 (from 416 votes)
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75/100
From 11/02/2018 16:08
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70/100
From 03/17/2018 13:37
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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70/100
From 02/04/2018 01:58
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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85/100
From 11/05/2017 22:20
Best Tracks: Hospital Food, Ant Farm
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From 06/22/2017 16:52
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 05/10/2017 04:27
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 11/17/2016 18:24
Depressingly beautiful
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From 07/26/2016 18:29
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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95/100
From 07/02/2016 21:45
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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From 05/15/2016 03:53
Finally, some honest music.
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