Debut studio album from Eels from 1996. E, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with LA band Eels, had already recorded two solo albums before teaming up with drummer Butch and bassist Tommy to produce 'Beautiful Freak'. Opener and single 'Novocaine for the Soul' set the tone: melodic, articulate pop that, like fellow LA musician Beck, makes startling and inventive use of samples, beats and odd arrangements. The Eels' music takes in post-Nirvana grunge, soul, country, hip-hop, and even jazz, all without sounding derivative; E's intensely personal lyrics are similarly multi-faceted, blending wit, angst, disaffection, and surreal urban detail - as in the mournfully soundtracked cross-city trek of 'Susan's house'.
Rags To Rags
Not Ready Yet
My Beloved Monster
Your Lucky Day In Hell
Label: DreamWorks Records DreamWorks Records
Catalogue numbers: 0600753377154
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