Josh’s Musings – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

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
Least Favorite: Oh Comely

I didn’t like the second track at first but once the distortion laden guitar kicked in I was into it.
His voice is kind of annoying. Sounds Irish sometimes.
I can see this making a big splash in the late 90’s indie scene.
Well, it’s certainly not as catchy as I expected.
If the tone of his voice were a little different that would help, but then he wouldn’t be himself so it’s one of those things. He just hits these annoying notes sometimes. Maybe it’s indulgent. Good album overall though.

Josh (49 Posts)

He may look like just an ordinary pizza flingin’ oven jockey, but no—this dude can lay the smack down with the bets of em’. He’s Josh, the "Brick Oven", and he’s the owner and head cook at Josh’s Joint. Who does he lay the smack down on exactly? His customers, that’s who. Order something the wrong way—catch a body blow. Ask for extra garlic in a rude manner—smack to your grill space. Walk into his joint like you own the place—your head goes through the soda fountain machine right quick. This motherfu*ker doesn’t mess around. He once gave a dude an atomic wedgie and stuffed his face in a toilet just for calling him “chief”. Come in his restaurant talkin’ bout, “can I get some garlic knots”, while he’s watching Judge Judy, and you just might get your ass handed to you with a side of Josh’s famous pizza sauce. If by some miracle you are able to duck his punches or fight off his attacks, you then might be invited to his afterhours fight club, which he holds in the back alley behind the restaurant.


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