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. Soul Jacker digs into the shadows and brings to light a series of songs that are sexy and provocative.
Some highlights: Woman Driving Man Sleeping (Excellent!), Friendly Ghost (Fav), Bus Stop Boxer
Some songs like That's Not Really Funny, World of S#it, and Jungle Telegraph are lush with experimentalism -- concoctions of overlapping sounds and quirky instrumentation that reveal a certain creative genius, something we've come to expect from the songwriter called E.
A few of the songs veer into tedium (Teenage Witch, Soul Jacker partII ), but not at the expense of an innovation that sets E's work apart from the masses.
A worthy addition to the Eels discography and must buy for his fans.