1305. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
I just heard this cd for the first time right now - crazy huh? It just sort of went right under my radar for a long time - then I'd read about it, or heard about and still didn't listen to it. Then it was on sale at virgin a few years back for $10 so I got it... it's amazing how close this album reminds me of The Decemberists, except less tongue in check and less polished than their vocals and arrangements - and by polished I mean NMH is just looser, playing live instead of individually in a studio - the lyrics too are rawer. Overall I'm impressed.
7.3 out of 10