The Eels new album, *Blinking Lights and Other Revelations* is a two disk masterpiece that relieves my disappointment from their last album, Shootenanny. It was interesting to learn that Shootenanny was actually recorded during a break from the recording of Blinking Lights. With the weight and importance of Blinking, it is understandable that the Eels would use a break to produce a more carefree and less serious album like Shootenanny.
*Blinking Lights and Other Revelations* could easily be considered the second chapter of Electro-Shock Blues. Blinking finds E still wrestling with the emotional demons that spawned his Electro-Shock breakthrough. He explores the dark side with a blunt wit, and ultimately an optimism that could be easily overlooked. Optimism is the revelation that E is talking about in the title of this album. Lights go out, but their is comfort in the realization that they will come back on. The lights aren’t burned out, they are just blinking.