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Friday, January 27, 2006

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Blinking Lights is exactly where my taste is right now. The Eels have the same pop sensibilities as The Flaming Lips and the same will to try everything. Both bands greatly embarrass themselves occasionally. But the Eels do it when they take themselves too seriously and the Flaming Lips do it when they take whimsy too seriously. Seriousness fails more softly than whimsy.