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Beautiful FreakThe Eels' postgrunge pop melodies and quirky, intelligent production make for catchy modern rock that's miles ahead of the competition. However, singer...Beautiful FreakThe Eels' postgrunge pop melodies and quirky, intelligent production make for catchy modern rock that's miles ahead of the competition. However, singer...1996-10-11
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Beautiful Freak

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The Eels’ postgrunge pop melodies and quirky, intelligent production make for catchy modern rock that’s miles ahead of the competition. However, singer-guitarist-keyboardist E’s attempts at warts-and-all portrayals of urban life come off as a disingenuous, arty pose in Beautiful Freak. A little less pretension would get these guys a lot further.

Originally posted October 11 1996 — 12:00 AM EDT

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