Eels, "Agatha Chang"

Are Eels the most underrated band of the last 20 years? That’s a tough call to make, because everyone has their own opinion on who is rated how and whether or not they deserve it, so I will just say that, for me, Eels are probably the most underrated band of the last 20 years in that sense that, in a world more to my liking, they would be one of the biggest things going, but I fully recognize that a world more to my liking would be one in which the celebration of various arts would almost certainly be more focused on work that tended toward the less upbeat understandings of existence, which might be a little hard on everyone else. So maybe Eels are placed exactly where they deserve to be in our current scheme. Either way, they’ve got a new record coming out in April.