Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel was an American rock band formed in Ruston, Louisiana, by musician Jeff Mangum. The band’s music was influenced by indie rock and psychedelic folk. Mangum was the band’s lyricist, and wrote surreal and opaque songs that covered a wide range of topics, including love, spirituality, nostalgia, sex, and loneliness. Their second album, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, was released in 1998, and received positive reviews but the band shortly after went on hiatus. During the hiatus, they gained a cult following, and the critical standing of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea rose tremendously. Several music outlets such as Pitchfork and Blender called it a landmark album for indie rock, and one of the greatest albums of the 1990s, with many indie rock groups such as Arcade Fire and The Decemberists influenced by Neutral Milk Hotel’s eclectic music and earnest lyrics.
180 Gram Vinyl
Label: Merge Records
Cat. # MRG136LP