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  • Summary: Based in Los Angeles, the Eels have had some stateside success on MTV but have perhaps found greater popularity in the UK and Europe. This new LP (their fourth) features guest appearances by Koool G Murder, John Parish (who also produces), and Joe Gore.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
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  1. More than just a sick joke, Souljacker is a rocking, thought-provoking journey.
  2. Eclectic, electric and at times rather hectic, 'Souljacker' is without doubt the Eels finest release to date.
  3. The mix of spite, beauty and pain in here is compelling and repulsive all at once.
  4. The group's most spirited and rock-oriented record to date.
  5. 'Souljacker''s songs rock harder than most of E's nu-metal enemies.
  6. 60
    Strange stuff, but oddly appealing. [Feb/Mar 2002, p.111]
  7. The whole back half of Souljacker drops into a range between plain bad and plain vanilla with only the occasional standard deviation above musically amusing.

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  1. Ian
    Feb 20, 2002
    10
    It's safe to say that nobody has created such an immediately unique sound for themselves since Shampoo were huge. At once spooky, It's safe to say that nobody has created such an immediately unique sound for themselves since Shampoo were huge. At once spooky, melancholic, strange and exhilarating. It crosses genres to show everyone from pop princesses to fuck-you-metallers how their type of music should be done. With a combination like this, all infused with wit and a quality control that should make others blush, you have no excuses not to go out and buy it now. Collapse
  2. OliverI.
    Mar 14, 2002
    10
    Come ON, reviewers. Obviously the a: onslaught of teen pop and b: your rush to slobber and drool over such supposedly groundbreaking acts as Come ON, reviewers. Obviously the a: onslaught of teen pop and b: your rush to slobber and drool over such supposedly groundbreaking acts as Starsailor and Elbow has dulled your listening sensibilities. No other way about it, Souljacker is a masterpiece. Funkier numbers like Dog Faced Boy, Souljacker Pt 1 and Teenage Witch are great, but it is with the sublime World of Shit that the album truly rises above the stratosphere. Expand
  3. PD
    May 3, 2002
    10
    Best pop album of 2001. Too bad the US had to wait 'till 2002 to hear it. E is a genius.
  4. MikeL.
    Mar 20, 2002
    9
    lovin it

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