|Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea: 3.5 stars
Precon: Never heard a lick but I know they’re well esteemed. I know Das Racist likes “getting light to Jeff Mangum.” I also know they were part of the Elephant 6 collective. So was of Montreal, so they got that going for them. I’ve seen this album on some best of lists so I nominated it as a curiosity pick. I expect some kind of catchy indie rock. We’ll see.
Favorite Track: Holland, 1945
I didn’t like the second track at first but once the distortion laden guitar kicked in I was into it.