Tomorrow Morning (album)

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Tomorrow Morning
A painting of a purple tree on a pink textured background, with the E Works logo of a crescent moon wearing a nightcap in the top left corner
Studio album by Eels
Released August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
Recorded 2008–2009 in OneHitsville, U.S.A.; Los Feliz; California; United States
Genre Rock
Length 46:20
Language English
Label E Works/Vagrant
Producer E
Eels chronology
End Times
(2010)
Tomorrow Morning
(2010)
Wonderful, Glorious
(2013)
Singles from Tomorrow Morning
  1. "Looking Up"
    Released: June 17, 2010[1]

Tomorrow Morning is the ninth studio album by Eels; the third in a trilogy of concept albums including Hombre Lobo (2009) and End Times (2010).[2]

Release[edit]

The album has been released on Compact Disc, a two-CD edition with a bonus EP, and a vinyl edition with the EP and a bonus 7" single. The vinyl edition was released on August 17, 2010, and the CD versions followed on August 24.

The band toured for the first time since their 2008 An Evening with Eels tour to support this release.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
BBC average[4]
Clash 8/10 stars[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
NME 7/10 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media 3.6/10.0[8]
Spin 8/10 stars[9]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[10]
Slant 2/5 stars[11]
Uncut 8/10 stars[citation needed]

Wilbur Kane of The Skinny noted the album's optimistic tone — especially in comparison to Hombre Lobo — as well as the melodic tone of "Spectacular Girl", which he compared to Beautiful Freak.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "In Gratitude for This Magnificent Day" – 1:25
  2. "I'm a Hummingbird" – 3:14
  3. "The Morning" – 2:17
  4. "Baby Loves Me" – 3:27
  5. "Spectacular Girl" – 3:15
  6. "What I Have to Offer" – 2:55
  7. "This Is Where It Gets Good" – 6:18
  8. "After the Earthquake" – 1:39
  9. "Oh So Lovely" – 4:17
  10. "The Man" – 3:51
  11. "Looking Up" – 2:57
  12. "That's Not Her Way" – 3:48
  13. "I Like the Way This Is Going" – 2:35
  14. "Mystery of Life" – 4:22
Bonus EP
  1. "Swimming Lesson" – 2:55
  2. "St. Elizabeth Story" – 2:29
  3. "Let's Ruin Julie's Birthday" – 3:15
  4. "For You" – 2:43

Personnel[edit]

Eels

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[13] 18
German Albums Chart[14] 12
Billboard 200 (United States)[15] 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eels preview new song as free download months before album". NME. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ McCormick, Luke (2010-05-20). "New Eels Album Out in August". Spin. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ Tomorrow Morning (album) at AllMusic
  4. ^ "BBC - Music - Review of Eels - Tomorrow Morning". Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Eels - Tomorrow Morning". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Caroline Sullivan. "Eels: Tomorrow Morning". the Guardian. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "NME Reviews - Album review: Eels - 'Tomorrow Morning' (E Works) - NME.COM". Nme.com. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Eels". Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Eels, ‘Tomorrow Morning’ (E Works)". Spin. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  10. ^ [1][dead link]
  11. ^ Kevin Liedel (27 August 2010). "Eels Tomorrow Morning - Album Review - Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  12. ^ Kane, Wilbur (2010-07-27). "Eels – Tomorrow Morning". The Skinny. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  13. ^ "2010-09-04 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". Official Charts. 2010-09-04. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  14. ^ "Album Top 50 - Alle Musikvideos - Chart". MTV.de. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  15. ^ "Eels Chart History (Billboard.com)". Retrieved 2011-01-22.