End Times (album)

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End Times
A line drawing of a middle-aged Caucasian man with a long white beard wearing a cap and jacket.
Studio album by Eels
Released January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
Recorded OneHitsville, U.S.A.; Los Feliz; California; United States
Genre Indie rock
Length 39:56
Language English
Label Vagrant, E Works
Producer E
Eels chronology
Hombre Lobo
(2009)
End Times
(2010)
Tomorrow Morning
(2010)
Singles from End Times
  1. "A Line in the Dirt"
    Released: January 13, 2010 (2010-01-13)

End Times is the eighth studio album by American rock band Eels released on January 19, 2010.[1] The album was self-produced by E and focuses on themes of divorce and aging.[2] The cover was designed by Adrian Tomine. The album was also released in a deluxe edition with a bonus EP.

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 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.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by E

No. Title Length
1. "The Beginning"   2:16
2. "Gone Man"   2:59
3. "In My Younger Days"   3:25
4. "Mansions of Los Feliz"   2:49
5. "A Line in the Dirt"   3:30
6. "End Times"   2:58
7. "Apple Trees"   0:40
8. "Paradise Blues"   3:03
9. "Nowadays"   3:09
10. "Unhinged"   2:26
11. "High and Lonesome"   1:07
12. "I Need a Mother"   2:39
13. "Little Bird"   2:34
14. "On My Feet"   6:21
Total length:
39:56
Deluxe edition bonus EP
No. Title Length
1. "And Now for the End Times"   0:19
2. "Some Friend"   2:42
3. "Walking Cloud"   2:25
4. "$200 Tattoo"   2:02
5. "The Man Who Didn't Know He'd Lost His Mind"   2:36
Total length:
10:04
The short spoken-word introduction is only available on the iTunes Store edition of the album.[3]

Charts[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Drowned in Sound 4/5 stars[5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[6]
NME (8/10)[7]
Pitchfork Media (3.9/10)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Slant 2/5 stars[10]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[11]
Uncut 5/5 stars link
Chart (2010) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart [12] 21
German Albums Chart[13] 29

Personnel[edit]

Eels
Technical personnel
  • 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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Breihan (2009-10-20). "Eels Reveal New Album Art, Tracklist". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  2. ^ Paul Cashmere (2009-10-19). "Eels To Release Another Album". Paul Cashmere Media. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Release: End Times (bonus disc: Bonus EP)". Musicbrainz. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  4. ^ Thom Jurek. "Review: End Times". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  5. ^ Kevin EG Perry (2010-01-14). "Review: End Times". London: Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  6. ^ Will Dean (2010-01-14). "Eels: End Times". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  7. ^ "Review: End Times". NME. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  8. ^ Zach Kelly (2010-01-21). "Eels: End Times". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  9. ^ Christian Hoard (2010-01-19). "Eels: End Times". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  10. ^ Wilson McBee (2010-01-14). "Eels: End Times". Slant. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  11. ^ Barry Walters (2009-12-11). "Heading into another dysfunction junction.". Spin. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  12. ^ "2010-01-30 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts. 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  13. ^ ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 26 | charts". Mtv.de. Retrieved 2010-07-12.