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Dreww
10-31-2005, 07:05 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel is very good. Dontchaknow?

Tomahawk
10-31-2005, 07:11 PM
I got their album, the one that everybody loves. I was underwhelmed.

Dreww
10-31-2005, 07:12 PM
I'm sorry.

pixiesfanyo
10-31-2005, 07:20 PM
Yeah, it's pretty good.

But not that good.

You know, like every hyped album.

Besides Roman Candle.

Tomahawk
10-31-2005, 07:28 PM
I'm sorry.
Hey man, "sorry" don't bring back the cash that I theoretically spent.

It's alright and nice and everything, I just don't quite get the big thang about it.

Luxor
10-31-2005, 07:28 PM
I'm kind of bored with it now. I listened to it too many times when I first got into them and wore it out. On Avery Island is decent too.

6Stringer
10-31-2005, 07:33 PM
I've listened to In the Aeroplane Over the Sea way too much, still a gem every now and then, but has sort of lost it's touch from when I first listened to it.

tgadrummer
10-31-2005, 07:41 PM
good album, but i can't stand whatever song it is where he's just wailing "i love you jesus christ."

Zappa
10-31-2005, 07:44 PM
I hate that band, man.

Anxious
10-31-2005, 07:56 PM
I dislike them.

RollerQueen
10-31-2005, 10:11 PM
I like it, and my opinionated opinion is the only one that matters.

Also, is your initial post a reference to the cartoon "Bobby's World"?

Daniel!
10-31-2005, 10:20 PM
I think Aeroplane Over the Sea is a great album. Don't have their other one.

robot
10-31-2005, 11:41 PM
In The Aeroplane Over the Sea ftw

StaticSynth
10-31-2005, 11:46 PM
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is very good.


Also, is your initial post a reference to the cartoon "Bobby's World"?

Haha, that brings back some childhood memories.:thumb:

Zmev
11-01-2005, 02:13 AM
Please don't start the idea that every popular a/i band needs an official thread.

sgrevs
11-01-2005, 04:16 AM
I reckon theyre pretty wicked, I have In The Aeroplane Over The Sea and its bout 7-8 material, nothing over really, i really like and dislike some of the songs on it. Haven't heard On Avery Island but i haven't really heard good things bout it, so i might give it a miss.

something vague
11-01-2005, 04:33 AM
Blister please with those wings in your spine.

lilsolsman
11-01-2005, 06:26 AM
The song in the thread title is one of my favorites of all time.

Neutral Milk Hotel is good, but not great. That aeroplane over the sea album is worth an 8.5/10 though. Maybe even higher.

Interstate
11-01-2005, 12:43 PM
I need to get On Avery Island. I don't listen to Aeroplane... as much as I should.

BringHomeTheBacon
11-01-2005, 01:48 PM
I just bought "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea". I like it a lot, none of the songs are bad. My rating- 4/5. I'll need to get my hands on "On Avery Island".

The Great Decay
11-01-2005, 02:12 PM
Don't get me wrong, I love In the Aeroplane, but one of the best albums of the past 20 years may be streching it. I need to look into getting On Avery Island, as well.

Wanker
11-01-2005, 02:15 PM
Don't like em all that much :-/

mr_jackalope
11-01-2005, 02:16 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel is very good. Dontchaknow?

Don't tell me that second W stands for Wiley. Don't.

Anyway, it's a horribly overrated album, but still enjoyable. The opening track is one of my favorite openers ever, and the album goes down in quality after it, IMO.

Zmev
11-01-2005, 02:34 PM
It would've been so much better without the filler.

shilton81
11-01-2005, 05:52 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel is my very favourite band and In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is my very favourite album. On Avery Island is also great, but not quite as great. There is a tremendous amount of live and unreleased material out on the internet, and most of it is also fantastic.

RIPJoeStrummer
11-01-2005, 06:09 PM
Well I like them. Aeroplane is one of my favourite albums, to me, there really is something about it.

On Avery Island doesn't really compare for me, but it's still quite solid.

Well_Respected_Man
11-01-2005, 06:30 PM
In an Aeroplane Over the Sea is gorgeous. Magnum hits some touching areas, I won't cry. But no promises.

soniclovenoize
11-01-2005, 07:34 PM
****ING BRILLIANT. I've been totally obsessiong over Neutral Milk the last week and a half.

(so suckadick you doubters)

And I'm so burnt out on Aeroplane, I've been switchign between a soundboard boot and On Avery Island... I can't get the Baby For Pree/Where You'll Find Me KNow/Glow Into You trilogy out of my head...

The thing is that a lot of people find Mangum's vocals so jarring, yet I find it goes straight into my soul, you know? Like those statues from Neverending Story that Atreyu had to run past to get to the Southern Oricle? Kinda like that, only Neutral Milk has a singing saw instead of lazer eyes.

But I think that's what's so brilliant, is the grotesque/surreal lyrics that someonehow truely capture elements of the human spirit, coupled wiht Mangum's aformentioned delivery. Not to mention the production on that record... 4-tracks, made to sound like 1940s radio... It's very pure, undilluted music. Maybe that's it? This IS Jeff Mangum, what you are hearing, you know?

Little Man being Erased
11-01-2005, 08:08 PM
(so suckadick you doubters)
Uhh, what?

el doctor
11-01-2005, 08:27 PM
On Avery Island: 7.5/10
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea: 9.5/10
Those are pretty much my ratings. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is, to me, a masterpiece. On Avery Island isn't nearly as consistent or complete, but it still has some exceptional songs ("Song Against Sex","Naomi", "Three Peaches").

Hand
11-01-2005, 08:48 PM
how can you hate a band that uses lines like "semen stains the mountain tops"?

thats right you cant

Tangy zizzle
11-02-2005, 02:39 AM
Many, many fags drool over them and namedrop the band, but they are/were good.

OrbDragon
11-02-2005, 02:55 AM
Oh Comely is a great track.