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Uncut (p.88) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he sum reveals that Eels' seam of wry melancholy runs deeper than imagined."Q (Magazine) (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[V]eering wildly between rage and despair, but invariably underpinned by humanity. It's the perfect place to start."Mojo (Publisher) (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "MEET THE EELS nuggets such as 'Susan's House' stand as fine examples of cut 'n' paste pop a la Beck..."Blender (Magazine) (p.87) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music is intimate, full of acoustic guitars and Hollywood soundtrack inflections."Clash (magazine) (p.110) - "[T]he music remains very listenable and always engaging. From early classics 'Novocaine For The Soul' and 'Susan's House' we take a trip through some lesser known songs to 'Mr E's Beautiful Blues' and onwards."Record Collector (magazine) (p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Somehow it manages to satisfy the most ardent fan and the casual listener....This is bracing stuff."36.57967

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Rolling Stone (12/26/96, pp.196-198) - "...E sings with a gruff, throaty vulnerability that is far preferable to the irritating weediness of Weezer's Rivers Cuomo....BEAUTIFUL FREAK has a spare, tight-focus sound that flatters E's low-key melodies...and his keen eye for absurdist detail..."Entertainment Weekly (10/11/96, p.92) - "The Eels' postgrunge pop melodies and quirky, intelligent production make for catchy modern rock that's miles ahead of the competition..." - Rating: BQ (12/96, p.147) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Imagine Beck's ODELAY rhythms, The Beatles' songwriting maturity, Sparklehorse's simple production, Brian Wilson's visionary editing and arrangements and you have a complete musical vision, a genre-spanning soundscape that reels you in with its myriad hooks..."Melody Maker (12/20-27/97, pp.66-67) - Ranked #43 on Melody Maker's list of 1997's "Albums Of The Year."NME (Magazine) (12/20-27/97, pp.78-79) - Ranked #33 in NME's 1997 Critics' Poll.0.3422646

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Spin (p.96) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Fite echoes the bent intensity of Tom Waits and Eel's Mark Oliver Everett, fitting his warped, oddly captivating melodies to everything from drunk waltzes to funky social commentary to gorgeous ballads."Alternative Press (p.131) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Brooklyn singer/songwriter/rapper drops all devices but his yokel drawl; the result captures him turning into an old-fashioned troubadour..."0.3293443

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The Wire (1/99, p.27) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year [1998]"The Wire (3/98, pp.59-60) - "...as slick, slippery and dangerous as a tank of electric eels....It is hard not to be moved by their huge surges of power and passion....for 70 minutes you're convinced that they're the greatest out-rock'n'roll group of this millennium, and probably the next."NME (Magazine) (3/14/98, p.49) - 7 (out of 10) - "...This is Pere Ubu's world. It's not similar to the one you know and love, though it does stoop down to comment on the stupidities of everyday folk..."0.2634754

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Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.103) - "...An enchanting concept album....telling in story and song the Celtic myth of seals who shed their skins and become human..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/01, p.103) - "...An enchanting concept album....telling in story and song the Celtic myth of seals who shed their skins and become human..."0.2391314

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"No computer-designed animatronic invention can begin to match the beauty and grace of the oceanic life photographed in UNDER THE SEA 3D, a visually enthralling 40-minute tour of the southwestern Pacific depths."New York Times "[P]ractice has delivered something close to perfection as this new film offers a startling experience that takes you down into the Great Barrier Reef without the expense, hypothermia or oxygen tanks."Los Angeles Times "Gorgeous, informative and as gripping as a shark's jaws....As close as you can get to the feel of deep-sea diving without risking decompression sickness..."Variety "UNDER THE SEA 3D is one of the best of the genre....This submarine wonder offers marvels in abundance."Wall Street Journal "The 3D experience delightfully enhances your viewing in a way that even PLANET EARTH can't....Jim Carrey's narration is surprisingly soothing."Premiere "[With] dazzling ocean creatures in calmly shifting scenes....It's impossible not to be wowed by some of the images here..." -- Grade: BEntertainment Weekly0.1494571

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Albums of 2000.Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...a deceptively flowing, folk-happy directness....kaleidoscopic....a stylistic lea for Eels, but it's more about other kinds of leaps - from the tyrannies of time, love and Hot Dog on a Stick."Rolling Stone (1/4/01, p.106) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2000".Rolling Stone (3/30/00, p.66) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...a deceptively flowing, folk-happy directness....kaleidoscopic....a stylistic lea for Eels, but it's more about other kinds of leaps - from the tyrannies of time, love and Hot Dog on a Stick."Spin (5/00, p.159) - 6 out of 10 - "...A rootsy return to form...making the process of dusting off [E's] weary, wordy heart seem like a virtuous act in a nihilist age. His cutest, simplest endeavors are his most successful..."Spin (5/00, p.159) - 6 out of 10 - "...A rootsy return to form...making the process of dusting off [E's] weary, wordy heart seem like a virtuous act in a nihilist age. His cutest, simplest endeavors are his most successful..."Entertainment Weekly (3/17/00, p.69) - "...Ignoring the slightest whiff of trendiness, E sets [his] ruminations to shuffling mini-symphonies built on old-school instrumentation....The results are genuinely sublime pop..." - Rating: A-Q (1/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (3/00, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a sepia-toned, reflective and often dryly humorous affair. 'I Like Birds' is throwaway surrealism, 'Jeannie's Diary' is muted and touching, and 'Something is Sacred' dreamy and reverie-inducing."Q (1/01, p.90) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (3/00, p.100) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a sepia-toned, reflective and often dryly humorous affair. 'I Like Birds' is throwaway surrealism, 'Jeannie's Diary' is muted and touching, and 'Something is Sacred' dreamy and reverie-inducing."Uncut (3/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is E's life-affirming album, a smiling, up-beat but still lo-fi collection of bouncy, pretty pop tunes..."Uncut (3/00, p.88) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...This is E's life-affirming album, a smiling, up-beat but still lo-fi collection of bouncy, pretty pop tunes..."Alternative Press (4/00, p.88) - 4 out of 5 - "...a truly quirky style....That this sanity translates easily to everyone else should earn him a place in the history of first-rate pop songwriting."Alternative Press (4/00, p.88) - 4 out of 5 - "...a truly quirky style....That this sanity translates easily to everyone else should earn him a place in the history of first-rate pop songwriting."CMJ (3/13/00, p.22) - "...wonderfully preserves the group's lush, beguiling sound and their ability to nimbly switch musical gears without notice. DAISIES is further evidence that Everett is one of the day's most underrated tunesmiths."CMJ (3/13/00, p.22) - "...wonderfully preserves the group's lush, beguiling sound and their ability to nimbly switch musical gears without notice. DAISIES is further evidence that Everett is one of the day's most underrated tunesmiths."Melody Maker (2/22/00, p.46) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...random psychological episodes in the life of someone who's prepared to step outside into the sunshine, but who knows it'll probably rain....cathartic..."Melody Maker (2/22/00, p.46) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...random psychological episodes in the life of someone who's prepared to step outside into the sunshine, but who knows it'll probably rain....cathartic..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.97) - "...finds a rejuvenated E gasping lungfuls of life....A fine, subtly-crafted pop record which conveys life's rich tapestry with integrity, self-awareness and a keen sense of irony."Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.97) - "...finds a rejuvenated E gasping lungfuls of life....A fine, subtly-crafted pop record which conveys life's rich tapestry with integrity, self-awareness and a keen sense of irony."NME (Magazine) (2/19/00, p.33) - 9 out of 10 - "...mixes humor and humility, hope and fear, and stands as quiet testimony to one of modern music's most gifted writers....wonderful life-enriching stuff..."NME (Magazine) (2/19/00, p.33) - 9 out of 10 - "...mixes humor and humility, hope and fear, and stands as quiet testimony to one of modern music's most gifted writers....wonderful life-enriching stuff..."0.1397289

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