It's been three years since Eels have put out an album, but the indie-rock collective return in fine fashion with Wonderful, Glorious. This time around, frontman E has recruited his touring band to play with him in the studio, and the results are more rocking and combustive than normal. Still, this isn't a straight-out garage-rock effort in the vein of Souljacker or Shootenanny! Rather, Eels flip through their many different musical guises for one of their strongest sets in a while. Welcome back, Mr. E.
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