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Eels: Beautiful Freak

Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, April 1997

THE SOUND IS delicate and strange: the same weirdo innocence as the saucer-eyed little girl on the sleeve — and the melodies mostly downbeat. But a perky sort of downbeat — gleefully bleak, with winsome, vulnerable vocals that sound more than a little bit mad.

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