Eels Tomorrow Morning

Eels Tomorrow Morning
As its title suggests, Tomorrow Morning is the other side of End Times, the mostly acoustic divorce album Mark Oliver Everett put out earlier this year. It also caps off a trilogy of releases that the sometimes-prolific songwriter has pumped out in the last 18 months, starting with the lupine Hombre Lobo. It's also the most hopeful we've seen E in sometime. "It was all worth it to be here now," he sings on "I'm a Hummingbird," seemingly apologizing for all the "sad bastard" music he's pumped out as of late. Sonically, Tomorrow Morning finds E embracing keyboards and drum machines, making warm and quiet little pop songs like "Spectacular Girl" that resemble Eels' first three records. Ultimately, it would have been better to get one great Eels record than three okay solo ones. But you get the sense that each album wouldn't have existed without E making the preceding work. (E Works)