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If Eels' 2005 release Blinking Lights and Other Revelations was about the human spirit, 2009 follow-up Hombre Lobo is about animal instinct. "I wanted to write a set of songs about desire. That dreadful, intense want that gets you into all sorts of situations that can change your life in big ways," says Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E. Alternately tender and terrifying, Hombre Lobo features twelve songs from the point of view of a hirsute man enraptured by the beauty of his muse, and frustrated by his desires. Sometimes our anti-hero is melancholic, wishing only for a look his way ("That Look You Give That Guy"). Other times his instincts overtake him with bloodcurdling howls ("Fresh Blood"). And sometimes he can only celebrate the infinite beauty he desires ("In My Dreams," "Tremendous Dynamite").