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Souljacker

Eels Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
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1. Dog Faced Boy
2. That's Not Really Funny
3. Fresh Feeling
4. Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
5. Souljacker Part I
6. Friendly Ghost
7. Teenage Witch
8. Buss Stop Boxer
9. Jungle Telegraph
10. World of Shit
11. Souljacker Part II
12. What Is This Note?

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Si l'on doit l'excellent et précédent Daisies Of the Galaxy au seul Mark Everett alias E, les premiers Beautiful Freaks et Electro-Shock Blues étaient le fruit de collaborations avec les Dust Brothers. Sur Souljacker, c'est aidé par le camarade de cordée de PJ Harvey, John Parish, que E taille dans la masse de guitares noisy des pop songs qui n'en oublient pas moins les délicatesses du folk. À ce jeu, qu'il s'agisse de "Dog Faced Boy" ou "Friendly Ghost", on finit par croire que Eels fait son Beck. Tout aussi foutraque, cette musique, hantée par le sens de l'expérimentation sonore, mélangeant influences noisy, blues et même bossa nova déglinguée, se révèle définitivement inclassable. Ceux qui ont usé jusqu'à la corde les précédents opus du Californien se jetteront sur celui-ci afin de lui réserver le même sort ! --Hervé Comte

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Listen April 14 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Maybe a product of past critical success and some great albums, but reading reviews here, seems E is suffering from some very exacting expectations. By any standards this is a great album. Forget the lyrics (which are nothing if not unique, interesting), there are some really great melodies here. "Fresh Feeling" is the stand-out track.
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1.0 out of 5 stars GARBAGE! April 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
I was an Eels fan until I bought this pathetic excrement. Souljacker embodies everything that is wrong with 90% of all independent music these days--all hype and no content. If you fancy yourself a "hipster" (yes you with the trucker hat and thrift store wardrobe) or are one of those painfully annoying pseudo-intellectuals who base their music purchases solely on the amount of hype surrounding a particular artist, then this is right up your alley. For those of you who can actually tell the difference between art and refuse don't waste your money. Mark Everett is way past his prime and I will never buy anything by the Eels again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Fan Is Impressed Dec 11 2003
Format:Audio CD
Yes, I'm new to the Eels fan base and when I picked up a copy of Souljacker, I wasn't expecting a whole lot. But after listening to Dog-Faced Boy and Souljacker Part 1 I was completely blown away. I was very impressed with the underlying appeal of their music and their message which is indelibly ingrained into the guitar riffs. As a new fan, I think that Souljacker honestly represents the band and I would recommend it for anyone who is a fan of hard rock.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not as good May 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
Beautiful Freak is one of my favourite records of all time - its an album that swims in sadness and is simultaneously life-affirming. High hopes, then, for Souljacker. The good news is, er...its good. The bad news is, quite simply, its not as good.
The first thing to establish is that the turn for the rockier is not a problem with me. "Dog Faced Boy", "Souljacker Part 1" and "What Is This Note", the three tracks that take this direction, are all pretty cool. Equally, the opposite side is fine too - "Fresh Feeling" and "World of S#!t" are lovely love songs. In fact, there's nothing here to take particular exception too. Its even more eclectic than previous records. But there's not quite that touch of magic to it.
Frequently they plough the same territory as previous albums. "That's Not Really Funny" is the album's "My Beloved Monster" with its deliberately strange instrumental bits, but just isn't quite as inspired. "Friendly Ghost" is the I'm gonna-smile-anyway song. "Bus Stop Boxer" is the totally downcast, self-loathing song. And they're all perfectly fine, perfectly good - but don't I get the feeling Eels have done this better before? I mean, when I first heard this record I thought, rockier, more diverse - nice. But then I happened to slip on Beautiful Freak and I thought, its just not the same league, is it?
There's not that wide-eyed, tear-inducing, painful, beautiful, dashed-but-still-there hope of that record here. Its perfectly possible to make yourself like or even love Souljacker, because, taking the ingredients of each song, and seeing what they do, its well-executed, well-written and its good stuff. But it doesn't force you to just love it like Beautiful Freak does, isn't that incredible record. For that, unfortunately, its down to a respectable, but disappointing, 3 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Album Feb. 2 2003
By Karl
Format:Audio CD
The Eels' Souljacker wrestles with a tonal middle ground somewhere between To Bring You My Love-era PJ Harvey and the latest Sparklehorse release. That John Parish produced or co-produced both of those works, and manned the boards on Souljacker as well, sheds some light on its familiar yet still unique sound, as if he took what he'd learned from both sessions and applied them to this latest excursion from head Eel E. The opening track, "Dog Faced Boy," uses crunchy guitars and thick basslines that establish a menacing mood not dissimilar from Harvey's Love, while "That's Not Really Funny" has a processed-yet-folksy vibe akin to "Comfort Me" or "Apple Bed" from Sparklehorse's It's a Wonderful Life. Despite Parish's usage of familiar studio tricks, E manages to push his personality through on several cuts, most notably the acoustic, reflective "Woman Driving, Man Sleeping" and "Jungle Telegraph," which successfully marries Parish's beat-heavy manipulations with E's pointedly absurdist lyrical imagery. While it doesn't measure up to the Eels' 1998 masterpiece Electro-Shock Blues, or possess the uniformly solid pop craftsmanship of 2000's Daisies of the Galaxy, Souljacker is an interesting detour, expanding the Eels' musical palette while remaining true to E's wonderfully idiosyncratic pop vision.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect music for this chaotic world Jan. 24 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album! I didn't know about Eels until I searched on the net for good music. I listened to some sample songs of Soul Jacker and I was so impressed, and I had to buy this CD. Now this is one of my favorite music CDs.
I love "Fresh Feeling". This is a great song to listen when you look at the sky and see beauty in nature. I think it sounds better than U2's "Beautiful Day".
The lylics and tunes are so interesting. Music is a little out of tune, but they manipulate it so well that you can't tell it is out of tune. The music makes me feel a little sad, but it is so real. So many crazy stuff happens in the world, and this is a perfect music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I have issues with this CD
Well here it goes. No Eels album could ever top Electro-shock Blues. It's just not possible. The sincerity that E, the lead singer, shows in every song on that album is amazing... Read more
Published on Jan. 16 2003 by Christopher Conley
4.0 out of 5 stars Jacked and Whacked
With their 4th album those masters of noise the Eels come at the kids a little bit harder and meaner than they have with their last two albmums. Read more
Published on Dec 23 2002 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Third out of four, but it ain't bad.
The sloppily-played fuzz tone guitar riff that opens Dog Faced Boy (and the album) almost turned me off. Read more
Published on Dec 15 2002 by somebody
5.0 out of 5 stars way good
This cd certainly isn't the most cohesive cd in the world (not saying its not cohesive), or the cleverest (but its up there), but the cd as a whole is just so damn good i can't not... Read more
Published on Dec 11 2002 by Cookkawasaki
2.0 out of 5 stars Mr. E's (Formerly) Beautful Blues
This is what happens when a brilliant band... gets bored. Wanting a change, Eels changes their tune. And in turn, bores their audience. Read more
Published on Nov. 29 2002
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time
If you have trouble sleeping, fear no more. This is your cure.
Published on July 29 2002 by Doctor Satan
5.0 out of 5 stars E once again blows us away
E is one of the most creative, innovative and talented songwriter there is, yet nobody knows about him. And maybe that's a good thing. Read more
Published on July 24 2002 by Daniel Martin
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