Blinking Lights And Other Revelations

  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2005
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 116 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 116

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  1. donq
    May 3, 2005
    3
    everett's not an important songwriter; he's from the post-grunge era and has been a one-hit wonder with "novacaine for the soul"... he's since trying to gain notoriety.
  2. AlanS
    Jun 7, 2005
    1
    Having read a long list of rave reviews from the likes of Alternative Press , Entertainment Weekly, Drowned In Sound, et al., I decided to get and listen to Eels apparent masterpiece. So is he the next Bob Dylan? Nope, he's not. The next Bruce Springsteen? Uh uh. Maybe he's the next Leonard Cohen? No, E's is not even as good as Cohen. His vocals kind of remind me of Leonard Having read a long list of rave reviews from the likes of Alternative Press , Entertainment Weekly, Drowned In Sound, et al., I decided to get and listen to Eels apparent masterpiece. So is he the next Bob Dylan? Nope, he's not. The next Bruce Springsteen? Uh uh. Maybe he's the next Leonard Cohen? No, E's is not even as good as Cohen. His vocals kind of remind me of Leonard Cohen; they both can't sing. But as for the music on "Blinking Lights...", BORING! I decided to give the album a 1 instead of a 0 because one of the songs is pretty good. If only i could remember which of the approximately 30 songs (90 plus minutes) is the song I liked... Expand
  3. EelsM
    Apr 26, 2005
    0
    Seriously people, what is wrong! This record bliggity blows. Can't believe what this world is coming to.
  4. Charlie
    May 19, 2005
    1
    Absolute crap....and I bought it on your sites recommendation. The whole album is just pure self indulgence on the singers inner life and bears no resemblance to reality
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Alternative Press
    100
    A devastatingly beautiful collection of songs, and in some circles, it could be the best album released this year. [May 2005, p.124]
  2. Q Magazine
    80
    A calmer work than its harrowing semi-classic prequel, Blinking Lights... is also less startling or focussed. [May 2005, p.109]
  3. Under The Radar
    90
    Some of the best-written songs of this new century. [#9]