Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NYPL Blog Post - Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations

Hey all, got a post up on NYPL.org, give it a gander and feel free to comment.

It is a continuation of the Great Albums You May Have Missed series and it is of Eels classic Blinking Lights and Other Revelations.

I love this album, and think it is Eels crowning moment.  I ranked it 29th best of the albums from the last decade and am constantly amazed at its honesty and ability to affect me while listening to it.  It has an emotional connection to September 11th so I wanted to write about it this week, my small tribute I guess.

The other thing I want to point people towards during this time is this Hunter S Thompson article regarding the attack that was published on ESPN Page 2.  I am not  huge Hunter fan, I like what he stands for but have never been a massive fan of his writing, no matter what your opinion of him it is scary how correctly he nails this one...I go back and read it yearly to keep it in mind.     

Anyway, grab the album is you don't have it (you can take out of the library here) and enjoy some heart wrenching, honest tunes.

"Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)"

"Trouble With Dreams"

"Railroad Man"

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