By Will Hermes
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:36 AM EDT
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Souljacker

B+
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  • Music

Sort of a depressive Beck, Eels brain trust E (Mark Oliver Everett) mixes disparate signifiers — country guitars, hip-hop drums, classical strings — into artfully skewed tunes, and over the past 10 years he’s built one of modern rock’s most emotionally barbed catalogs. This tribute to all-age alienation cranks up the noise, with PJ Harvey consort John Parish adding industrial swamp-blues flavor. But as per usual, the darkness is strangely joyous. Like the man said: Choose life.

Souljacker

type
  • Music

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