Excellent price for the Ltd CD/DVD combo.
Next best price is Amazon @ £6.99 then everywhere else is around £20
Moving away from the explorations of grief that categorised 2005's majestic Blinking Lights And Other Revelations into unrequited love, lust and desire, Hombre Lobo sees E taking the persona of 'The Dog-Faced Boy' from Souljacker, now grown up into a "dignified old werewolf".
The werewolf persona comes to the fore on Fresh Blood, where a thrumming, menacing bassline combines with E's howling and screaming, Hombre Lobo represents new territory for the band, and with a strong garage rock feel to this and other tracks, it shows that Eels are never afraid to switch things up. Beginner's Luck and My Timing Is Off both resemble 60's Californian pop-rock as much as anything, with jangling guitars sounding as upbeat as anything Eels have ever attempted. Lilac Breeze and Tremendous Dynamite both have powerfully distorted, rhythmic guitars strongly reminiscent of Link Wray.
Hombre Lobo is perhaps Eels most coherent album to date, with only the gentle All The Beautiful Things stepping away from the distorted blues-rock template to startling effect. This isn't to say that it is repetitive though, as the myriad influences evident on all tracks, as well as the high-energy, raucous sound ensure that Hombre Lobo is Eels at their very best.
2. That Look You Give That Guy
3. Lilac Breeze
4. In My Dreams
5. Tremendous Dynamite
6. Longing, The
7. Fresh Blood
8. What's A Fella Gotta Do
9. My Timing Is Off
10. All The Beautiful Things
11. Beginner's Luck
12. Ordinary Man
1. Tremendous Dynamite (making of Hombre Lobo/DVD)