Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
» Back to review

Comments:Add a Comment 
IsItLuck?
Emeritus
August 31st 2006


4938 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Finally picked it up, it's gold, I really enjoy his voice and it's just a great sound that comes out of this album, it compliments one another quite well.

Sepstrup
September 10th 2006


1567 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

He's serious with the "I love you Jesus Christ" line isn't he?



I don't think there's a bad moment on the album at all. Not sure why I love it that much, it's perfectly understandable why some don't.

With Decay
September 10th 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I think the bad singing and raw production is beautiful. Makes it sound more.. rough.. truer.

La Revolucion
September 10th 2006


1060 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I just listened to this album again, and now I question why I ever enjoyed it.

Two-Headed Boy
September 10th 2006


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I had a dream set to Two-Headed Boy, pt. II last night. I was in a burning building on the top floor, and there was a woman and a child there. I had to choose one to save. I chose the child. I would raise the child. Twenty years later we visted the remains of the building and we would see a ghostly illusion of the woman, who was content with the choice I made. It was a beautiful dream..





With Decay
September 10th 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

:>

That's a beautiful song. It moves me everytime I listen to it. The whole album does, it's extremely personal. Jeff Magnum is an amazing person.

nutty_bar
September 10th 2006


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

That is quite the crazy dream Two Headed Boy.

Bron-Yr-Aur
September 11th 2006


4405 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Holland, 1945 is an absolutely fantastic song. The rest of the album isn't bad, either. MORE TIME IS REQUIRED.

nutty_bar
September 11th 2006


194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Oh yeah, Holland, 1945 is one of my favorite songs I have ever heard. I love how much emotion is in Magnum's voice throughout this whole cd.

La Revolucion
September 11th 2006


1060 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Obnoxious is more the word I would choose to describe his voice. Holland 1945 is great though.

The Jungler
September 11th 2006


4826 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

How is his voice obnoxious? I'd consider humble if anything

This album is still great.

stompybeardo
September 11th 2006


746 Comments


is this band comparable to anything just in case i may buy it

La Revolucion
September 11th 2006


1060 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

[quote=The Jungler]How is his voice obnoxious?[/quote]

Have you even listened to the album? He's always straining to reach high notes, and even when he's not, his voice just has a grating quality that makes me want to tear out my ears.

Zebra
Moderator
September 11th 2006


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=La Revolucion]Have you even listened to the album? He's always straining to reach high notes, and even when he's not, his voice just has a grating quality that makes me want to tear out my ears.[/quote] His voice isn't obnoxious, it's just tedious. I tend to enjoy singers that use their own unique style (Isaac Brock, Frank Blank) but Mangum takes it to a different extreme.

With Decay
September 11th 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I don't understand how you can take your own unique style to an extreme. Black Francis uses his unique style constantly.. in all of the songs he wrote.. and (I'm assuming) what he writes now. The whole album of Surfer Rosa is filled with him.. singing like he's on helium. In my opinion, Magnum sings like that.. because that's how he sings. He can't just say "I'm gonna sing really WELL now" because.. he doesn't.



But that's just my honest opinion, feel free to smite me with the modstick if you don't agree. :>

La Revolucion
September 11th 2006


1060 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

True, it\'s really only obnoxious on Oh Comely, and when he yells on Two Headed Boy.



To Zebra.This Message Edited On 09.11.06

warwkplyr
September 11th 2006


26 Comments


my friend told me this was good and from all the buzz on this site/review I think its worth at least a listen.

Zebra
Moderator
September 11th 2006


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=With Decay]I don't understand how you can take your own unique style to an extreme. Black Francis uses his unique style constantly.. in all of the songs he wrote.. and (I'm assuming) what he writes now. The whole album of Surfer Rosa is filled with him.. singing like he's on helium. In my opinion, Magnum sings like that.. because that's how he sings. He can't just say "I'm gonna sing really WELL now" because.. he doesn't.[/quote] I only have one counter argument to this and it's that Francis had loud, distorted guitar and drum playing behind him when he sings. His voice created a chaotic sort of atmosphere while Mangum just shouts oddly over folky guitar strums.



With Decay
September 11th 2006


22 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yes, but Magnum's shouting, IMO, adds to the emotion of the music. The whole album is extremely personal because it's about Anne Frank, who Magnum had a deep passion for (for some reason or another). Personally, I think if Magnum were to have instead sung quietly and nicely, the album as a whole would have had less impact on the listener. I mean hell, if I was that passionate about something, I'd be yelling about it too. But that's just me... I think the off key shouting and cracking voice adds a level of.. beauty to the music.

Zebra
Moderator
September 11th 2006


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Interesting. I understand that you enjoy his raw emotion and passion yet I fail to see any sense of beauty in his voice. Emotional music is refreshing to listen to but Mangums voice is just to stale and loud for my tastes.



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2016 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy