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Merge Records

Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

$39.00

Merge Records

Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

$39.00

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In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is the second studio album by American indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel. Neutral Milk Hotel was an American indie rock band formed in Ruston, Louisiana by singer, guitarist, and songwriter Jeff Mangum in the late 1980s. The band is noted for its experimental sound, abstract lyrics and eclectic instrumentation   

The album was originally released in the United States in 1998 on Merge Records and on Blue Rose Records in the United Kingdom. Jeff Mangum moved from Athens, Georgia to Denver, Colorado to prepare the bulk of the album's material with producer Robert Schneider, this time at Schneider's newly created Pet Sounds Studio at the home of Jim McIntyre.

The album was the sixth-best-selling vinyl album in 2008. NME named it the 98th greatest album of all time.  - Wiki

“In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is a personal album but not in the way you expect. It's not biography. It's a record of images, associations, and threads; no single word describes it so well as the beautiful and overused "kaleidoscope." It has the cracked logic of a dream, beginning with "King of Carrot Flowers Part 1". The easiest song on the record to like on first listen, it quietly introduces the listener to the to the album's world, Mangum singing in a muted voice closer to where he left off with the more restrained On Avery Island (through most of Aeroplane he sounds like he's running out of time and struggling to get everything said). The first four words are so important: "When you were young..." Like every perceptive artist trafficking in memory, Mangum knows dark surrealism to be the language of childhood. At a certain age the leap from kitchen utensils jammed into dad's shoulder to feet encircled by holy rattlesnakes is nothing. A cock of the head; a squint, maybe.” - Pitchfork

Item description:

Artist:

Neutral Milk Hotel

Title:

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Label:

Merge Records

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2009 | Original - 1998

Genre:

Indie

Style:

Lo-Fi, Indie Rock

Catalog No:

MRG136LP

Condition:

New