By Scott Feemster
Eels is the brainchild, and main vehicle, for the singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett, otherwise known as E, to present his ideas and songs to the world. Though Eels was started as a 'proper' band, in later years it became basically whomever Everett decides to gather together to either record or perform his material. Regardless, Everett and the Eels have put out some of the most bracing and most literate pop/rock records of the last twenty years, and have garnered praise from both critics and the band's ever-growing legion of followers.
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