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
Label Vagrant, E Works
Producer E
Eels chronology
Hombre Lobo
(2009)Hombre Lobo2009
End Times
Tomorrow Morning
(2010)Tomorrow Morning2010
Singles from End Times
  1. "A Line in the Dirt"
    Released: January 13, 2010

End Times is the eighth studio album by American rock band Eels released on January 19, 2010.[1] 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.[2] 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.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound 4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Pitchfork Media 3.9/10[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Slant 2/5 stars[9]
Spin 3.5/5 stars[10]
Uncut 5/5 stars[11]

Critical response to the album has been mostly positive. Will Dean of The Guardian called it "a classic break-up album".[5]

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."[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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.[12]


Chart (2010) Peak
UK Albums Chart [13] 21
German Albums Chart[14] 29


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"


  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. ^ Thom Jurek. "Review: End Times". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 
  4. ^ Kevin EG Perry (2010-01-14). "Review: End Times". London: Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  5. ^ a b Will Dean (2010-01-14). "Eels: End Times". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  6. ^ "Review: End Times". NME. Retrieved 2010-01-15. 
  7. ^ a b Kelly, Zach (21 January 2010). "Eels: End Times | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ Christian Hoard (2010-01-19). "Eels: End Times". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  9. ^ Wilson McBee (2010-01-14). "Eels: End Times". Slant. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  10. ^ Barry Walters (2009-12-11). "Heading into another dysfunction junction". Spin. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  11. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?albumid=38283
  12. ^ "Release: End Times (bonus disc: Bonus EP)". Musicbrainz. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  13. ^ "2010-01-30 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts. 2010-01-30. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  14. ^ ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 26 | charts". Mtv.de. Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-07-12.