Beautiful Freak (studio album) by Eels

Beautiful Freak by Eels
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 904th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 387 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (174th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (904th)
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Eels bestography

Beautiful Freak is ranked 2nd best out of 23 albums by Eels on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Eels is Electro-Shock Blues which is ranked number 696 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,669.

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Beautiful Freak track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 387 votes)
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3 days ago Mmorrison22  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,42677/100
 
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04/21/2022 08:12 pedro1976  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,06771/100

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.1/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.

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85/100
From 07/29/2022 06:26
Album Rating: 80.50
(966/12)

1.Novocaine For The Soul. 87
2.Susan's House. 86
3.Rags To Rags. 79
4.Beautiful Freak. 68
5.Not Ready Yet. 85
6.My Beloved Monster. 72
7.Flower. 83
8.Guest List. 81
9.Mental. 84
10.Spunky. 75
11.Your Lucky Day In Hell. 85
12.Manchild. 81
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85/100
From 08/27/2021 17:48
I was a bit harsh on Electro Shock Blues when I first listened to it, but it really grew on me, so I went into this knowing what to expect somewhat. And I really really enjoyed this one. I mean this in the nicest possible way, but it sounds like elevator music from a different dimension, I would like to be transported there.
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85/100
From 06/18/2020 08:03
Good album. Novocaine For The Soul my absolute favorite song.
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95/100
From 08/20/2019 22:40
Beautiful Freak is a beautiful album, and every bit as quirky and unpredictable as its title suggests.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 07/11/2019 11:06
Quite a decent album, with most of the elements I like from 90s alternative rock/pop music. Eels developed their own sound later, so this may be not the favourite work for the fans but still works very good for me.
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80/100
From 04/18/2019 08:45
Really enjoyful. One of my favourite Eels albums, which is a very special and unique artist who is able to keep producing high quality albums, which can't be said about a lot of artists...
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90/100
From 02/18/2018 18:53
One of my favourite albums - I love the Eels but took ages to get into them - thanks brothers, now saw them live a few times. Flower is my favourite track but there are a number of top tunes here including Mental, Your Lucky Day in Hell and Manchild in addition to the more wider known Susan's House, Novocaine and My Beloved Monster
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75/100
From 02/18/2018 17:35
Canzoni intime ma ben strutturate, suonate e campionate, mai leggere
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75/100
From 08/11/2016 06:13
Favoritas: Manchild, My Beloved Monster, Novocaine For The Soul, Beautiful Freak
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80/100
From 06/27/2016 18:58
One of the Eels best. It's a great darkly humorous record with some superb offbeat rock. Novacaine for the soul, and, Susan's house, are obvious standouts but there's plenty of great stuff here. Stories from Weirdsville.
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