"Readers of his autobiography will have recognised that unlike his contemporary Beck, it is normally very obvious where E's mind is at any one time. While Beck has usually preferred surrealist social comment to more personal source material, E wears his bloodied heart on his sleeve. "Don't mess with me / I'm up for the fight" from 'Kinda Fuzzy' is the most oft-repeated message here, and if you balance that thought with the bittersweetness of 'You're My Friend', you've almost got a readymade epithet for the man."

405 writer Nicholas Glover gave the thumbs up to the new album from Eels, but what do you think? Listen to the album below and share your thoughts with us.

Wonderful, Glorious is released on February 4th.