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Souljacker [Bonus Disc]

EelsAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 12, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • ASIN: B000062YAJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,535 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If irony could be traded like currency, Eels singer-songwriter E would be a wealthy man. As it is, his remarkable ability to filter out the mundane and focus on the fringes, where the really interesting cats dwell, guarantees he'll always have a career but will never be a household name. On Souljacker, E and the gang frame a motley assortment of characters with the sonic equivalent of a doodle pad--all random squiggles, free-floating words and phrases, disembodied hearts, and unblinking eyes. As such, unlikely bedfellows--"Dog Faced Boy," "Friendly Ghost," "Bus Stop Boxer," "Woman Driving, Man Sleeping"--are bundled in a patchwork quilt of guitars, bass, drums, organ grinder-style synth, and quite possibly a toy piano and percussion. The unabashedly goo-goo-eyed ballad "Fresh Feeling" launches with a swell of strings, just to underscore how dreamy our protagonist feels, and the spastic instrumental twitches on "That's Not Really Funny" counter the song's title, while doubling as one of the few elements able to snap E's voice out of its vaguely narcoleptic drone. Ruggedly individual and wickedly catchy (not to mention more upbeat than the two death-obsessed albums preceding it), Souljacker cements E's position as patron saint to the weird-and-weary-but-still-hopeful. --Kim Hughes

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I have issues with this CD January 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Well here it goes. No Eels album could ever top Electro-shock Blues. It's just not possible. The sincerity that E, the lead singer, shows in every song on that album is amazing and you can almost feel his pain since he wrote the majority of the album while coping with the death of his mother from cancer and sister from suicide. As the second follow-up, Souljacker disappoints. Many of the songs on this disc are beautifully written ie. "Fresh Feeling", "Friendly Ghost", and "Busstop Boxer", while others especially "Dog-Faced Boy" and "That's Not Really Funny" are a bit abrasive. Most Eels fans are not used to E screaming at the top of his lungs and the rest of the band simply rocking out, however, this is precisely what they do throughout half of this album.
If you are a casual Eels fan I suggest picking up either Electro-Shock Blues or Daises of the Galaxy. Although this is a good CD, it is definitely not one of their best.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars New Sound For Eels! October 8, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This the latest album from Eels sees a major departure in sound from their last glorious album proper 'Daisies Of The Galaxy'.This album is far louder,rockier and far less melodic.The wonderfully strange lyrics still exist and each song tells great stories and is packed with interesting characters.One of the excellent parts to this album is the critique written on the inside by a close confidante of the group.It explains much of how the new sound of this album has evolved and it's an excellent touch.
The last album was quite a melancholic affair-many of the songs had a ballady feel to them and they were augmented by glorious string arrangements.This really doesn't happen much on this album except for the best song on the album "Fresh Feeling" and even then the string arrangement on this song is a sample taken from 'Selective Memory'-which of course features on Daisies...The song is quite incredible though and despite having hints of Beck,the rumbling drum machine,strong bass line and E's best vocals make this song one of the best Eel's songs I've heard.This one song though is not enough for me to cover up for this albums lack of melody.Maybe I'm being unfair as it's very difficult for them to match their last point of reference which was that magnificent last album.But as soon as you hear the first chords on this album you'll know what I mean.It's a very heavy rock sound-the shock is almost like listening to the R.E.M. sound when they came out with Monster.It's an agressive almost ugly sound,which maybe is in keeping with the songs lyrical content.This album though is the loudest yet from Eels.The second song has hints of that fuzzyguitar joining a very strong bassline an almost Latino brass section and a rhythm section of marvellous variety.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great rockin', catchy and interesting album. April 28, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I just picked this cd up after listening to some of it at a store and am quite impressed. The songs are catchy enough and feature a lot of interesting textures from distorted guitars, awesome basslines, some dj beats, etc. Many have tried the cut-and-paste technique of mixing dj and rock elements to lesser success, but the Eels do a great job at it, making nothing but flawless rock songs. Nothing is forced. It is interesting to see John Parish working on this cd, known for his work with PJ Harvey and recently helped on Sparklehorse's latest. Parish has also done some terrific haunting film score work (the only thing I enjoyed in the European film Rosie), which I wish I could get a hold of on cd.
Songs like "Dog Faced Boy", "Fresh Feeling" and "I Write the B-Sides" are such a release. They are catchy and envigorating: meant to be turned up. E (lead singer) offers some strange and memorable stories through his lyrics, too. This album fulfills the promise I thought this band had on Beautiful Freak. Souljacker is a much more solid album, perhaps one of the year's best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My heart is reeling... October 13, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Yes, indeed, this is a massive departure from eels' brilliant "Daisies of the Galaxy," yet "Souljacker" is every bit the equal of that masterpiece, only harder and faster in feel.
But no matter how rockin' their music becomes, those amazing lyrics continue to shine through. Take "Fresh Feeling," for example, with the opening line, "You don't have a clue/What it is like/To be next to you." Or the brilliant couplet in the disc's opener, "Dog Faced Boy," where frontman E chants, "Ma won't shave me/Jesus can't save me."
"Souljacker" is exactly where rock music should be headed today. Raw, heartfelt, and powerful as hell.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 21st century pop should atleast be this good! April 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Ideally I'd give this album, a three and a half star rating. While being better than 95% of the dross out there, there is something missing. Not that you'll notice it at first. The first four tracks create a compelling multi-faceted presentation. From the simply rocking "Dog-Faced Boy" to the manic propulsion of "That Ain't Really Funny" to the best song Beck never wrote "Fresh Feeling" to the beatz driven balladeering of " Woman Driving,Man Sleeping", you can't help but feel like this is where pop circa 21st century should be. Not to say there isn't good songs throughout but I certainly got that feeling that each song wasn't as good as the one before it. That said Bus Stop Boxer and Jungle Telegraph are still very solid songs.
Now we come to that problematic Beck comparison. While there is a thrift shop take on rock music going on, The Eels are more straight forward than the cut and paste "The Real Artificial" Still there is definitely some distancing between singer and subject.This is as much about crafting as it is about confession. Whatever insights that E is going to make are always coming through a character.
You could do way way way worse than spend sometime with Souljacker.
As for the bonus disc, you are going to have to wait until I buy it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Raw & Penetrating!
This album borders between comical lucidity and delusionary discourse. E's writing has a style of its own, with a cynical wisdom that can penetrate your soul. Read more
Published on January 18, 2008 by Kort
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw & Penetrating!
This album borders between comical lucidity and delusionary discourse. E's writing has a style of its own, with a cynical wisdom that can penetrate your soul. Read more
Published on January 18, 2008 by Kort
4.0 out of 5 stars Raw & Penetrating!
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This album borders between comical lucidity and delusionary discourse. Read more
Published on January 18, 2008 by Kort
4.0 out of 5 stars Ecclectic fun, with glimpses of greatness
I came late to the Eels via, I'm embarrassed to say, the Scrubs soundtrack CD. This is a quirky, multi-influenced (and, it seems, multi-influencing) CD. I hear in A.D. Read more
Published on November 16, 2007 by Erica Bell
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy sweet.
Souljacker is a great addition to anyone's CD collection. The CD starts out with an interesting sound that seems as though it's gonna be a hard-rockin cd. Read more
Published on November 10, 2004 by crazy fool
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Listen
Maybe a product of past critical success and some great albums, but reading reviews here, seems E is suffering from some very exacting expectations. Read more
Published on April 13, 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor effort
I thought Mark Everett could do no wrong...until I heard this album. Souljacker embodies everything that is wrong with 90% of all "independent" music these days--all hype and no... Read more
Published on April 5, 2004 by areaman666
5.0 out of 5 stars New Fan Is Impressed
Yes, I'm new to the Eels fan base and when I picked up a copy of Souljacker, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. Read more
Published on December 11, 2003 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not as good
Beautiful Freak is one of my favourite records of all time - its an album that swims in sadness and is simultaneously life-affirming. High hopes, then, for Souljacker. Read more
Published on May 15, 2003 by alexliamw
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Album
The Eels' Souljacker wrestles with a tonal middle ground somewhere between To Bring You My Love-era PJ Harvey and the latest Sparklehorse release. Read more
Published on February 2, 2003 by Karl
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