19 January 2010
E Works Records
Mark Oliver Everett
Rock music, Indie rock
| January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)|
OneHitsville, U.S.A.; Los Feliz; California; United States
Eels albums, Rock music albums
End Times is the eighth studio album by American rock band Eels released on January 19, 2010. End Times is the second in a trilogy of concept albums starting with 2009's Hombre Lobo and finishing with Tomorrow Morning, released later in 2010.
The album was self-produced by E and focuses on themes of divorce and aging. The cover was designed by Adrian Tomine.
End Times was released on January 19, 2010. The album was also released in a deluxe edition with a bonus EP.
The music video for "Little Bird" was released on YouTube through the official Eels channel in November 2009 and "In My Younger Days" in December 2009. The single for "A Line in the Dirt" backed with "Little Bird" was released through Eels' online store on January 13, 2010.
Critical response to the album has been mostly positive. Will Dean of The Guardian called it "a classic break-up album".
Pitchfork's Zach Kelly, on the other hand, called it "by all accounts a break-up album, but one that's plodding, boring, and full of icky self-pity [...] Eventually, Everett's disassociation with himself results in a disassociation with the music, as each painfully plain entry becomes simply exhaustively dull."
All tracks written by E.
The short spoken-word introduction is only available on the iTunes Store edition of the album.
E – vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica, piano, Optigan, Hammond B3 organ, banjo, harmonium, Vox Continental organ, drums, percussion, and production
Butch – drums on "A Line in the Dirt"
Koool G Murder – bass and guitar and recording and mixing on "Paradise Blues" and "Nowadays"
Wayne Bergeron – horns
Chris Bleth – horns
Andy Martin – horns
Ryan Boesch – recording and mixing on "Apple Trees", "Gone Man", and "In My Younger Days"
Robert Carranza – recording, mixing on "A Line in the Dirt"
Greg Collins – recording and mixing on "Apple Trees"
Jim Lang – recording and horn arrangements on "A Line in the Dirt" and "Nowadays"
1The Beginning2:18End Times (album) Wikipedia
3In My Younger Days3:23