Daisies of the Galaxy

Daisies of the Galaxy

by Eels


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It's not easy being E. On the Eels' latest, the multifaceted songwriter/producer with a one-letter name ticks through a laundry list of sorrows, from heartache to a plague of bugs and vermin ("Flyswatter"). Yet our hero infuses his succinct songs with memorable melodies and observant lyrics, stitching silver linings into each miniature storm cloud. The funereal brass of "Grace Kelly Blues" quickly parts to let in sunnier sounds, while the drum loops and cartoon cadences of "The Sound of Fear" recall Soul Coughing or Beck, albeit minus distracting self-consciousness. Studio trickery is omnipresent but discrete; all 14 tracks could move listeners just as well without the evocative arrangements. For proof, sample "It's a Motherfucker," a piano ballad so simple and disconsolate it, belongs behind safety glass, like Randy Newman used to write before he grew too smug. Despite dour sentiments, DAISIES OF THE GALAXY slyly manages to accentuate the positive.

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Release Date: 03/14/2000
Label: Dreamworks
UPC: 0600445021822
catalogNumber: 450218

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Daisies of the Galaxy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those rare albums that can be listened to in its entirety. The songs have kind of a happy/beautiful sound to them with lyrics that are unique and storylike. I listen to all kinds of music from clasical to 70's to hard rock, and would recomend this album to all music lovers. My only complaint is that it is too short.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this CD has amazing ups and downs, so real it feels like E is talking about my own life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago