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EELS DEPRESSION-BOUND ‘SOULJACKER’

FOREWORD: Eels brainchild Mark Everett has suffered for his art too long, enduring family and friends’ tragic deaths while absorbing sundry other calamities I’d wish only on Bin Laden and Hitler. His ’96 debut, Beautiful Freak, and its whimsical narcotic spellbinder, ”Novocaine For The Soul,” really broke through on modern rock and college radio in part due to Beck’s ‘chilaxed’ downcast suburban ditty, “Loser.”

Though ‘01s Souljacker pumped up the volume and increased intensity, its dark characterizations provided ghostly

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