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Released: 06.04.18






After a decade’s worth of albums that have seen Eels mastermind E musically plant his feet in set styles for the duration, The Deconstruction sees a welcome return to a less inhibited, broader approach. It’s less a deconstruction than a renewal of sorts.

The Deconstruction quickly begins to intersperse its piano-led laments, the type that search for hopefulness in the face of loss, with more unexpected turns. For every There I Said It or Premonition, there’s the prohibition-stomp of You Are The Shining Light, the rasping anger of Bone Dry, and the positively sunny Today Is The Day. The end result feels like a consummate Eels album, not to mention a perfect jumping on point and a worthy edition to a special, deeply personal, oeuvre.


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