Eels: Beautiful Freak

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Nine out of ten.


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This is quite a remarkable CD. In places, it captures the bleak mood of Lou Reed's "Berlin" though the subject matter is completely different. Musically there are some similarities too in that many of the songs are more like poems read out to music.

If you are going to present something like that, you need strong lyrics and the ones here are certainly up to it. In particular, "Susan's House", "Beautiful Freak", "Flower", "Guest List", and "Spunky".

Musically, Eels have a lot to say, this album is very original and creative. It's well worth a listen.