Shootenanny!

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. markr
    Jul 21, 2004
    9
    There is no 'filler' on this cd, despite what others say. Simply a brilliant piece of ART!
  2. ChrisC
    May 27, 2003
    10
    Sure, it has it's share of E's trademark pensive tunes ("The Good Old Days," "Agony") but the album is rich with soaring moments recalling childhood innocence ("Saturday Morning"), lost love ("Dirty Girl"), and blasting vapid celebrity culture ("Fashion Awards") and the entertainment industry ("Rock Hard Times"). If this album has a message, it's to look inside yourself for Sure, it has it's share of E's trademark pensive tunes ("The Good Old Days," "Agony") but the album is rich with soaring moments recalling childhood innocence ("Saturday Morning"), lost love ("Dirty Girl"), and blasting vapid celebrity culture ("Fashion Awards") and the entertainment industry ("Rock Hard Times"). If this album has a message, it's to look inside yourself for what you need in life ("Somebody Loves You," "Love of the Loveless") though that idea is never presented as heavy-handed or preachy, nor as a idealistic self-help type of notion. Although it's not as masterful as the band's "Electro-Shock Blues," it's damn close, and one for the ages. Expand
  3. ChrisC
    May 27, 2003
    10
    Sure, it has it's share of E's trademark pensive tunes ("The Good Old Days," "Agony") but the album is rich with soaring moments recalling childhood innocence ("Saturday Morning"), lost love ("Dirty Girl"), and blasting vapid celebrity culture ("Fashion Awards") and the entertainment industry ("Rock Hard Times"). If this album has a message, it's to look inside yourself for Sure, it has it's share of E's trademark pensive tunes ("The Good Old Days," "Agony") but the album is rich with soaring moments recalling childhood innocence ("Saturday Morning"), lost love ("Dirty Girl"), and blasting vapid celebrity culture ("Fashion Awards") and the entertainment industry ("Rock Hard Times"). If this album has a message, it's to look inside yourself for what you need in life ("Somebody Loves You," "Love of the Loveless") though that idea is never presented as heavy-handed or preachy, nor as a idealistic self-help type of notion. Although it's not as masterful as the band's "Electro-Shock Blues," it's damn close, and one for the ages. Expand
  4. davidD
    Apr 29, 2007
    8
    Fuck you pitchfork. You guys reference electro shock blues but I know you would have given that album hell, too- if you were around.
  5. ChristopherN
    May 27, 2003
    6
    Surely not E's best work, but sure a lot more entertaining than Souljacker.
  6. nicoleb
    Sep 16, 2003
    8
    This is much better than his last cd, souljacker, yet I feel nothing will come close to "Daisies of the Galaxy". This cd is definately worth purchasing and putting on high rotation
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Largely tosses out the loopy musical excursions and surrealistic pillow fights of past albums for a tighter, sparer approach.
  2. It's better than Souljacker, though not quite as good as Electro-Shock Blues and Daisies Of The Galaxy.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    It offers the Eels' usual twisted take on California pop-rock, with more prominent blues voicings to complement the scrappy guitars and narcotized atmospherics. [6 Jun 2003, p.78]