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  • Summary: This is the tenth studio release for the indie rock band led by Mark Everett.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jan 31, 2013
    85
    The result is a more diverse and often louder album than its predecessor, Tomorrow Morning. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.86]
  2. Feb 4, 2013
    80
    Wonderful, Glorious sounds, throughout, overwhelmingly like an Eels album.... This consistency has to be admired as testament to the robustness of E's vision. [Mar 2013, p.74]
  3. Feb 6, 2013
    80
    Listener as shrink? A bit, but you'll be happy to attend E's chaise longue. [Mar 2013, p.86]
  4. Wonderful Glorious alternates between distorted rock and freewheeling country-pop interludes.
  5. Feb 8, 2013
    70
    To an extent, this album is too predictable.
  6. Feb 5, 2013
    70
    Wonderful, Glorious is a solid Eels record, with some of the best arrangements they have ever written.
  7. 50
    Wonderful, Glorious isn’t the sort of reinvention that Everett wants it to be. It’s just another loop around the road that E and his pathos have been treading for years.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 10, 2013
    9
    The album (and the lyrics) feels pretty straightforward, with a vibe of "in the moment" thing. But just when you think the music becameThe album (and the lyrics) feels pretty straightforward, with a vibe of "in the moment" thing. But just when you think the music became predictable, there´s a beautiful middle 8 or a great unusual sound, or a change on the dynamics that puts the whole thing in a very different perspective.
    The EELS, at the top of their game, deliver a wonderful glorious album indeed.
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  2. BKM
    Feb 13, 2013
    9
    The latest effort from Mark Oliver Everett and his alt-rock collective lives up to its title. The focus this time is out is less on melodyThe latest effort from Mark Oliver Everett and his alt-rock collective lives up to its title. The focus this time is out is less on melody and more on musicianship, but the songs still pack a punch both lyrically and emotionally. Most impressive, however, is the depth of the music which rewards repeated listens. An early contender for album of the year accolades. Collapse
  3. Apr 15, 2013
    9
    Lots of crunchy guitars and witty lyrics. More upbeat than other Eels albums. Great album which gets better with each play. Peach BlossomLots of crunchy guitars and witty lyrics. More upbeat than other Eels albums. Great album which gets better with each play. Peach Blossom is a great song for springtime when the cold is gone and the colors of nature have returned. Wonderful, Glorious is a great sing-along track to end the album with. Expand