The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

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The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
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Studio album by Eels
Released April 21, 2014 (2014-04-21)
Genre Indie rock
Label E Works
Producer E
Eels chronology
Wonderful, Glorious
(2013)
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
(2014)
Live at Royal Albert Hall
(2015)

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett is the eleventh studio album by American indie pop band Eels, released in 2014 by record label E Works. The album was produced by frontman Mark Oliver Everett.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound D+[3]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[4]
The Independent 3/5 stars[5]
NME 7/10[6]
The Observer 4/5 stars[7]
Paste 8.9/10[8]
PopMatters 6/10[9]
Slant 2.5/5 stars[10]
Under the Radar 5.5/10[11]

Phil Mongredien of The Observer wrote: "The subject matter may not be as harrowing as the real-life inspiration for some of his earlier work (most notably Electro-Shock Blues), but this is still a powerful and emotionally coherent set."[7] Lior Phillips of Consequence of Sound was unfavorable, writing: "What The Cautionary Tales needs is a prudent pruning. This album struggles to appear deeper than a common puddle, and while E's previous penchant for sharing has given him a brilliant book of songs from which to draw, I wonder how long he'll stay floating on the surface"

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by E, except as noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Where I'm At"   E, arr. by The Chet and P-Boo  
2. "Parallels"      
3. "Lockdown Hurricane"   E; arr. by P-Boo  
4. "Agatha Chang"   E; arr.t by P-Boo  
5. "A Swallow in the Sun"   E, The Chet; arr. by The Chet  
6. "Where I'm From"   E, P-Boo  
7. "Series of Misunderstandings"      
8. "Kindred Spirit"   E, P-Boo  
9. "Gentlemen's Choice"   E, P-Boo; arr. by P-Boo  
10. "Dead Reckoning"   E, P-Boo; arr. by P-Boo  
11. "Answers"   E; arr. by P-Boo  
12. "Mistakes of My Youth"   E, The Chet; arr. by The Chet  
13. "Where I'm Going"   E; arr. by The Chet  

Personnel[edit]

Eels

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[15] 8
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 21
German Albums (Official Top 100)[17] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 8
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[20] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 7
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[23] 1
US Billboard 200[24] 96
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[25] 17
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett – Eels". Metacritic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Leggett, Steve. "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett – Eels". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Lior (April 23, 2014). "Eels – The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Jonze, Tim (April 17, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Review – 'Familiarly Bleak Ground' (E Works Pias)". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (April 19, 2014). "Album Reviews: Damon Albarn, Eels, Iggy Azalea, Miles Davis, Burt Bacharach, Eliza Gilkyson". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ Beaumont, Mark (April 17, 2014). "Eels – The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett". NME. Inspire. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Mongredien, Phil (April 19, 2014). "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Review – Eels in Confessional Mood (E Works)". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Gleason, Holly (April 22, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Review". Paste. Wolfgang's Vault. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Smith, Robin (April 23, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett". PopMatters. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Sweeney, Joe (April 1, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett". Slant. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ Hamilton, Billy (April 21, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (E Works/[PIAS] America)". Under the Radar. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  13. ^ "Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  14. ^ "Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  15. ^ "Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  16. ^ "Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  17. ^ "Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  18. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 17, 2014". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  19. ^ "2014-05-03 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  20. ^ "Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  21. ^ "Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  22. ^ "Eels | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  23. ^ "2014-05-03 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  24. ^ "Eels – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Eels. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  25. ^ "Eels – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Eels. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  26. ^ "Eels – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Eels. Retrieved October 10, 2014.

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