Listen with
Join Amazon Prime now
You get unlimited access to over a million songs, curated playlists, and ad-free stations with Amazon Prime. Play album in Library Get the free Amazon Music app for iOS or Android to listen on the go.
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Buy Used
$6.95
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: 90% New. Like New Condition. Disk inspected. Artwork in mint condition. Item is Fulfilled by AMAZON - Eligible for FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping. Amazon Customer Service with Delivery Tracking. Receive your item in 3-5 Days!
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.40
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Beautiful Creature

4.3 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Prime Music Join Prime Prime Members
Beautiful Creature
"Please retry"
Streaming 
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, May 16, 2000
$6.46 $0.01

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Juliana Hatfield hasn't released an album since 1998's Bed, which came on the heels of her ill-fated, unfinished and unreleased God's Foot. Beautiful Creature sounds much more complete than Bed, and proves to be her most entertaining release since 1992's Hey Babe. Full of songs about vulnerability and longing, it refuses to wilt into bland Lilith Fair grandeur. In fact, it's rather simple--Hatfield strums in front of the standard drums and bass, occasionally joined by strings or a keyboard line. The lyrics take up most of the space, thanks to Hatfield's airy, sighing delivery. Her voice is perfect for the mild "Might Be in Love" and the plaintively powerful "Don't Rush Me." While this is an excellent release, those who miss Hatfield's loud rockers should bypass Beautiful Creature and head straight for the sister release, Total System Failure, a crunchy stack of decibels by her new trio, Juliana's Pony. --Jason Josephes
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
4:31
Play in Library $0.99
 
2
30
3:21
Play in Library $0.99
 
3
30
3:41
Play in Library $0.99
 
4
30
4:00
Play in Library $0.99
 
5
30
4:00
Play in Library $0.99
 
6
30
2:52
Play in Library $0.99
 
7
30
2:45
Play in Library $0.99
 
8
30
3:24
Play in Library $0.99
 
9
30
4:43
Play in Library $0.99
 
10
30
3:22
Play in Library $0.99
 
11
30
4:28
Play in Library $0.99
 
12
30
3:32
Play in Library $0.99
 
13
30
3:29
Play in Library $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 16, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: May 16, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Zoe Records
  • ASIN: B00004T9RW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,819 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's Juliana Hatfield Store

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Maybe changing record labels was the best thing Juliana Hatfield could have done for herself. Hatfield's first Zoe release is breath taking, presenting more than several songs that leave you wondering, "Now why hasn't someone else written this before?"
This is not a typical Hatfield record, leaving out most of her signature electric guitar riffs, and substituting for an acoustic strum. Not to fear, this album has more power behind it than any of the other records. But not to fear, where she has replaced the feriocious guitars, she has by far made up in crafting her songs.
Juliana has always been a superior songwriter, setting herself apart from the Lilith wrung outs, by simply not fitting a mold, and bending where most don't bend. On "Beautiful Creature", she found where she did fit, contacted a real estate agent, and set up camp. On the second track, she sings of the typical bad dreams, but a third dimension to the emmotion of the song, when you just know that you have been in her shoes before.
Unlike her girl power acoustic strumming cohorts, Hatfield finishes her songs with common sense lyrics which are easy to understand, rather than the "see spot run" rhymes and poetry of say, Jewel, that leave the listener pretending to understand what she is trying to get across.
Hatfield never been an official member of that group anyways, giving her true rock crediblilty. The album does take a glimpse of that trait on songs such as "Cool Rock Boy", a techno beated, true rock song (as the title so cleverly hints at).
If you are reading this... this is the album you have been waiting for. If you are a newcomer to Juliana's music, this is a good place to start also. And even if you just stumbled across this by accident, it's probably for you too.
Comment 20 of 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
The first time I ever heard this woman was on a movie and I waited until the credits and went to find the song on Napster. I found it and then I found some other stuff of hers. The song I first heard was "Might be in Love" and I LOVED it! Then I fell in love with "Somebody is Waiting For Me" and "Everybody Loves Me But You" and soon I began craving more so I downloaded all her songs, and I am HOOKED! But I must say I was suprised after listening to some of her harder music because of how mellow and easy these songs are on this CD. But I love this one. She is truly gifted. Every song is a masterpiece and I wish she would get more credit. She should be on the radio instead of all those dumb teeny bopper songstresses. Keep up the good work, Juliana.
Comment 7 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I usually don't get much out of rave reviews from committed fans. Not that there's anything wrong with committed fans, all artists should be so lucky as to have them. But when I'm sitting on the fence trying to decide whether to check out a new artist, or, like in this case, rediscover one I used to know, I try to avoid such reviews/fans.

But most of JH's albums are available used for super-cheap, so I went ahead and picked up 4 of her '90s albums.

Even back when I enjoyed the Blake Babies and JH's 1st couple of albums and her intersection with the Lemonheads, I always found her a bit hit-and-miss. Some songs i like A LOT, and some make me roll my eyes because of too-obvious chord changes, arrangements and production, bland delivery or just plain embarrassing lyrics.

I discovered all of the above experiences were waiting for me again on these new albums, and this, BEAUTIFUL CREATURE, was no exception. There's even one song (i think it's "Hotels") you can sing that big Chris Isaak hit 'Wicked Game' over! Tsk! Then there's "Cool Rock Boy", with a song on the companion album that refers to a "Little White Boy" and other equally adventurous wordplay. Nothing against her but that kind of lyrical laziness leaves me cold. I suspect she's a much more interesting person than many of her lyrics let on.

So, if you're on the fence, and used to like Juliana Hatfield but haven't heard her in awhile, I would probably steer you away from this one and towards In Exile Deo or perhaps Made in China. In Exile Deo has a couple of the best JH songs I've probably ever heard ("Get in Line" [a Revolver-esque romp] and "Because We Love You" [one of the best songs Teenage Fanclub didn't write]) and is worth it just for those songs.
Read more ›
Comment 6 of 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I recently rediscovered Juliana Hatfield. What made me put My Sister back in? I heard it on XFM, and thought man, it has been a long time since I heard that... I come to Amazon and realize I have been missing Juliana for way too long.. but you know what they say, the longer you wait, the more satisfying it can be, and cheaper too. I bought Bed, I bought Total System Failure, I bought the best of album, and I bought Some Girls. Of all of these, Beautiful Creature has been in my CD player the longest--over a month now. On first listen, I was wondering if I was going to like it.. by the third listen the pathways were greased... I was listening to it all of the time and still am. I love Choose Drugs, Cool Rock Boy, Slow Motion, Somebody is Waiting for me. But, don't get me wrong, this album does not have a poor song on it. It must be listened to as a whole, with the progression of songs in sequence. There are no immediate pop hits on here... in fact, while I do not listen to local radio too much, I do not ever recall ever hearing any of this album anywhere--maybe that is why it all sounds so new. There is fine balance of acoustics and vocals without a lot of the harder rock that Juliana can definitely pump out. Juliana says she was dissatisfied after working on this album... why I must ask??! In my opinion, this album is Juliana's best. BTW, the other album which is hanging out in the CD player is Some Girls "Feel It". I am rehooked on Juliana, and it feels so good.
Comment 5 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: vinyl pop