Beautiful Freak is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band Eels. It was released on 13 August 1996. It was largely the solo work of musician Mark Oliver Everett, his first album using the full band name Eels in an attempt to get the records in the same general location in the stores as his previous works under the name "E". It was also the first album released by DreamWorks Records.
Everett had suggested having a little girl with big eyes on the cover. The girl that came in to have her picture taken, Elle Brosh, incidentally looked "like a miniature Susan" to Everett, the subject of the song "Susan's House" and a girlfriend of a few years before.
All songs written and composed by Mark Oliver Everett, except where noted.
The April 14, 1997 German release of the album included a bonus live EP from a BBC recording session.