Sunday, February 10, 2008

flashback: Neutral Milk Hotel

"With cocoa leaves along the border/Sweetness sings from every corner"

Ten years ago today Neutral Milk Hotel released In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. It's rare that a record hits you in the face like a brick, but this album does that, repeatedly, and after years of listening to it (not even close to ten), I can honestly give thanks for having been hit in the face by it more than once. So thanks we shall give. Make yourself some stovetop, put on King of Carrot Flowers Pt.1 and thank Jeff Magnum for doing what he did.

For more info on the landmark record Pitchfork named #4 best album of 1990's, check out Kim Carter's book for the 33 1/3 series, or read this post we did a few months ago.

"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"

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