By Ethan Smith
Updated October 11, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT
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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.

Beautiful Freak

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  • Music

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