ARTIST: neutral milk hotel
ALBUM: in the aeroplane over the sea
GENRE: indie noise folk punk (I'm not even sure if this is a thing)
The second (and final) project by indie group neutral milk hotel is an amazing journey from start to finish. The album opens with "The King of carrot flowers pt 1". A pleasent song with mostly just an acoustic guitar and the voice of Jeff mangum. Then, as the album shifts into king of carrot flowers pt 2 & 3, the album takes on a much more noisy and loud feel. Distorted guitars and bass are accompanied by trumpets and driving drums, all while Jeff mangum sings in his distinguishable voice. This is just the beginning of what has become one of my all time favorite albums ever made. Every time I listen to this album, I interpret the songs just a bit differently than the last time. With themes of love, death, war, and the end of the world. This album packs an amazing package of wonder and emotion. Very rarely do I consider an album to be perfect, but this album is very very close. Every song is enjoyable, every song has a meaning, every song is in the exact place it should be on this record. Although I am sad that we didn't see any more out of this amazing band, I'm glad we got this wonderful album before they disbanded.