Today is the official release date of the new Eels album, 'End Times'. Once again, Mark Oliver Everett is the indisputable centre of Eels and once again he proves that he is the master of disaster. His best release 'Electro Shock Blues' was made in the wake of his sister's suicide and his mother's fatal cancer. Now, Everett battles his recent divorce resulting in his best album - perhaps since 'Electro Shock Blues'.
End Times' is my first warm recommendation of 2010.