Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. A foreboding chronicle of the unpleasantness to follow, the typical arc of a break-up tale never materializes as "The Beginning" promises.
  2. Unfortunately, End Times comes off as impersonal and flat.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Guy
    Jan 22, 2010
    Oh dear. How mediocre. There's no new ideas here. No new sound. No new sentiment. I've been on the Eels journey since Beautiful Freak, and loved many years of it. But E - you're right with the name of the album at least. This just sounds self indulgent and selfish. I feel like I'm just paying for your ongoing therapy. On this form, it may be time to grow up, move on and do something else. Honesty is the best policy. Sure you of all people would agree with that. Full Review »
  2. CodyT
    Jan 25, 2010
    A very heartfelt, personal record. Eels is a project that will never have the same commercial success as it did in the 90s, but the CRITICAL success should still be standing. Its a shame to see it isnt because End Times is a pretty damn good CD. Full Review »
  3. NikoB
    Jan 22, 2010
    I seriously love this album. It is his first that I could ever listen to the full album without skipping a song. Oh, and up yours Onion club.