Beautiful Freak (studio album) by Eels

Beautiful Freak
Beautiful Freak by Eels
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 852nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 373 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (161st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (852nd)
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Beautiful Freak - 180gram Vinyl - Sealed Eels UK vinyl LP album record
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Time left: 28m 47s
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Time left: 1h 47m 58s
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Beautiful Freak by Eels (CD, Aug-1996, Dreamworks SKG)
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 5h 39s
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Eels bestography

Beautiful Freak is ranked 2nd best out of 22 albums by Eels on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Eels is Electro-Shock Blues which is ranked number 666 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,854.

Eels album bestography « Higher ranked (666th) This album (852nd) Lower ranked (1,441st) »
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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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Beautiful Freak ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 373 votes)
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07/12/2021 17:26 willtoshower  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,29173/100
 
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04/21/2021 21:37 Keatownrodriguez  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,02268/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
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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 78.3/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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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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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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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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80/100
From 01/09/2016 17:58
Probably the album any non Eels fan could pick up and listen to most easily. Will always be grateful to Novocaine for introducing me to E and Eels, and this album for not disappointing. As an Eels fan you can't sink into this like Electro Shock Blues but still a good listen.
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80/100
From 07/18/2015 13:09
I can see the appeal and I might have loved this back in the day if I had picked up the CD or cassette. I find it a bit repetitive and poppy -- but indeed good. Everybody has their own experience with each band and album. Cheers, fans.
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