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  • Summary: This is the 13th full-length studio release for the indie rock band led by E, who also produced the album.
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Nov 18, 2020
    80
    The melodies are sweet and the lyrics still bear his adult-child cartoon whimsy, but there's a dark optimism beneath it all. [Dec 2020, p.81]
  2. Mojo
    Oct 29, 2020
    80
    Symbols of hope still gatecrash his bruised world. [Dec 2020, p.80]
  3. 80
    With Earth to Dora, Everett adds another emotionally edgy chapter to his artistic and spiritual journey that existing fans will appreciate, even if he still does need Novocaine for the soul.
  4. Oct 30, 2020
    70
    For all of E’s melancholy brooding, ‘Earth to Dora’ still has a tender and vintage vibe. Although E seems to have adopted the role of a hapless romantic that is unlucky in love, this record is still strangely upbeat.
  5. Oct 30, 2020
    70
    Earth to Dora is well-written and imaginatively produced pop for grown-ups that reminds us Mark Oliver Everett is crazy enough to try anything once -- even feeling OK for a while.
  6. Uncut
    Oct 29, 2020
    60
    There are moments of real beauty, like the tenderly plucked "Of Unsent Letters," but what might be comfort via familiarity for some may well be lacking in evolution for others. [Dec 2020, p.29]
  7. Oct 29, 2020
    40
    ‘Are You Fucking Your Ex’ has none of the melodrama its title suggests, the question holding about as much weight as ‘did I leave the bathroom light on?’, and ‘I Got Hurt’ sledgehammers the line “I got hurt… and it didn’t feel good”. For a songwriter who’s so loved for finding poetry in the quotidian, for saying so much with so little, it’s just a bit basic. Maybe if he’d allowed him - and us - to wallow a bit, he’d have had more of a point.

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  1. Nov 10, 2020
    10
    It's back to the roots for Mark Oliver Everett, known by the stage name E. This album has an authentic Eels vibe to it like Daisies of theIt's back to the roots for Mark Oliver Everett, known by the stage name E. This album has an authentic Eels vibe to it like Daisies of the Galaxy and Blinking lights and other revelations. In other words it sounds like Eels in it's heyday. This is the album I was waiting for for a few of years now absolutely amazing! Expand