The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett is the eleventh studio album by American indie rock band Eels, released in 2014 by record label E Works. The album was produced by frontman Mark Oliver Everett.

The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 21, 2014 (2014-04-21)
GenreIndie rock
Length40:25
LabelE Works
ProducerE
Eels chronology
Wonderful, Glorious
(2013)
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
(2014)
Live at Royal Albert Hall
(2015)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
Consequence of SoundD+[3]
The Guardian     [4]
The Independent     [5]
NME7/10[6]
The Observer     [7]
Paste8.9/10[8]
PopMatters6/10[9]
Slant     [10]
Under the Radar5.5/10[11]

Phil Mongredien of The Observer wrote: "The subject matter may not be as harrowing as the real-life inspiration for some of his earlier work (most notably Electro-Shock Blues), but this is still a powerful and emotionally coherent set."[7] Lior Phillips of Consequence of Sound was unfavorable, writing: "What The Cautionary Tales needs is a prudent pruning. This album struggles to appear deeper than a common puddle, and while E's previous penchant for sharing has given him a brilliant book of songs from which to draw, I wonder how long he'll stay floating on the surface"

Track listingEdit

Written by E, except as noted

  1. "Where I'm At" (E, arr. by The Chet and P-Boo) – 1:42
  2. "Parallels" – 3:16
  3. "Lockdown Hurricane" (E; arr. by P-Boo) – 3:30
  4. "Agatha Chang" (E; arr.t by P-Boo) – 3:28
  5. "A Swallow in the Sun" (E, The Chet; arr. by The Chet) – 3:37
  6. "Where I'm From" (E, P-Boo) – 2:49
  7. "Series of Misunderstandings" – 3:23
  8. "Kindred Spirit" (E, P-Boo) – 2:54
  9. "Gentlemen's Choice" (E, P-Boo; arr. by P-Boo) – 2:36
  10. "Dead Reckoning" (E, P-Boo; arr. by P-Boo) – 2:29
  11. "Answers" (E; arr. by P-Boo) – 2:39
  12. "Mistakes of My Youth" (E, The Chet; arr. by The Chet) – 4:57
  13. "Where I'm Going" (E; arr. by The Chet) – 3:04

Deluxe Edition bonus disc

  1. "To Dig It"
  2. "Lonely Lockdown Hurricane" (E; orchestral arrangement by P-Boo)
  3. "Bow Out" (E, P-Boo)
  4. "A Good Deal"
  5. "Good Morning Bright Eyes"
  6. "Millicent Don't Blame Yourself" (E, Koool G Murder)
  7. "Thanks I Guess" (E, P-Boo)
  8. "On the Ropes" (Live WNYC) (E, The Chet, Koool G Murder)
  9. "Accident Prone" (Live WNYC) (E, P-Boo)
  10. "I'm Your Brave Little Soldier (Live WNYC)
  11. "Fresh Feeling" (Live KCRW) (E, Koool G Murder)
  12. "Trouble with Dreams" (Live KCRW)
  13. "Oh Well" (Live KCRW) (Peter Green)

PersonnelEdit

Eels

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 14
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 2
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 12
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15] 8
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 21
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 10
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 8
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 8
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[20] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 7
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[23] 1
US Billboard 200[24] 96
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[25] 17
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett – Eels". Metacritic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Leggett, Steve. "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett – Eels". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Phillips, Lior (April 23, 2014). "Eels – The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Jonze, Tim (April 17, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Review – 'Familiarly Bleak Ground' (E Works Pias)". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (April 19, 2014). "Album Reviews: Damon Albarn, Eels, Iggy Azalea, Miles Davis, Burt Bacharach, Eliza Gilkyson". The Independent. Independent Print Limited. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Beaumont, Mark (April 17, 2014). "Eels – The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett". NME. Inspire. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Mongredien, Phil (April 19, 2014). "The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Review – Eels in Confessional Mood (E Works)". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  8. ^ Gleason, Holly (April 22, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Review". Paste. Wolfgang's Vault. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  9. ^ Smith, Robin (April 23, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett". PopMatters. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  10. ^ Sweeney, Joe (April 1, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett". Slant. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  11. ^ Hamilton, Billy (April 21, 2014). "Eels: The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (E Works/[PIAS] America)". Under the Radar. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
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  17. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  18. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 17, 2014". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  20. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Eels – The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  22. ^ "Eels | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  23. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  24. ^ "Eels Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  25. ^ "Eels Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  26. ^ "Eels Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2014.

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