2003 Magnet
"...But the Eels — especially guitarist Brian McMahon — could also write memorable melodies, and the visceral, no-bass sound allowed the two metallic-sheen guitars to grab sneering Dave McManus in a headlock..." Paul Clements

2002 Mojo (July) David Keenan picks the best garage trash
"...The Eyeball of Hell is a retrospective that has everything you need. "

2002 Q Special Edition
"...Unlike Rockets From The Tombs / Pere Ubu / Dead Boys axis, The Electric Eels never made it out of rainy industrial Cleveland, but their music is no less thrilling..." Pat Long

2002 Mojo (April)
"...The Eels'  group dynamic was primarily fuelled by inter-band aggression and the music reflects the players' fractured relationship as it teeters on the edge of falling apart..." Dave Keenan

2002 New York Press (January)
"...The Electric Eels stood at the crux of history, and the fact that they’re still standing is one of several reasons to go out and grab this piece of history and begin to understand how badly everything in the ensuing 25 years has gone wrong." Joe S. Harrington

2002 Maximum Rock & Roll (January)
"...If you're an EELS fan this two record set will give you all the pleasures of a big hard cock up your ass......" Shane White

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2001 Wire (December)
"...The music and songs of The Electric Eels perfectly encapsulated the 'Clepunk' sound..." Edwin Pouncey

1998 Wire ...100 Records That Set The World on Fire while no one was listening
"...An unbelievable slab of primitive art damage from the deep Cleveland underground..." BC

1998 Mojo
"...The Electric Eel's operated in a no-man's land that now seems fascinating: that mid-70's moment between glitter and punk rock..." John Savage

1998 New Musical Express
"...A HARSH TRUTH FOR YOU. The Stooges' 'Raw Power' was not the biggest, toughest and ugliest recording of the pre-punk '70s. It was, by comparison to Cleveland, Ohio contemporaries The Electric Eels, the work of namby-pamby asthmatic tabby cats, who couldn't rock if their field-mousey little lives depended upon it..."Jim Wirth

1997 CMJ
"..."What Happened After 1976" that details what the future held for each major player in these three bands. What they should have included was, "punk rock happened, alternative happened, indie rock happened grunge happened, etc.," because really, everything that's happened since owes some kind of debt to this music." James Lien

1997 Entertainment Weekly
"...Recommended to those who love the sound of bombed-out bohemians at play B+" TS

1997 The Village Voice
"... is absolute antisocial provocation as a life force - whether you approve or not." Chuck Eddy

1997 Billboard
"... And the deliberately - nay, extravagantly - offensive Electric Eels were art- terror incarnate..." Chris Morris

1997 Rolling Stone
"... an incestuous troika of pre-Ubu terrorists who were post-punk before punk even happened...." David Fricke