• Record Label: Vagrant
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2010
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Musically, End Times approaches Everett’s best work yet, but due to its narrow focus and exhausting reliance on theme, it falls just short of it.
  2. Everett keeps these ballads and rockers short, spare and pretty; his sad reportage is straightforward to the point of being guileless.
  3. In the long, twisted canon of break-up albums, Everett doesn't only miss the mark, but makes arguably the first serious misstep of his career.
  4. E seems to walk a fine line between triumph and disaster on every album he releases, and even if on End Times Mr. Everett falls pretty obviously over the wrong side of that line, it's as easy to blame the flop on a trick of probability than on a clear artistic trajectory.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 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
    3
    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 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
    8
    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 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
    9
    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.