posted on May, 30 2006 @ 02:45 PM
One of my all time favortie bands, who I consider the most underrated group of the 90's most peopl ehave never even heard of. I found them by
reading an article in a music magazine (I can't remember which) called "The Five Most Important Albums of the 90's. The list included
Radiohead - OK Computer
Beastie Boys - Pauls Botique
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Nirvana - Nevermind
Neutral Milk Hotel - An Aeroplane Over the Sea
I loved the first four albums, but had never heard of the fifth. So I picked it up, and HOLY CRAP! This album blew my mind. It's the CD that most
indie rock bands today try to rip off (The Decemberists, Bright Eyes, etc.) and is absolutely amazing. Aparently it's a concept album about the
Holocaust, and is a strange micture of folk music with rock, and really weird instrumentations (including a saw at one point).
Sadly, the band is no more. The lead singer, Jeff Mangum, couldn't handle even the small amount of fame he was getting, so he quit making music and
joined the circus. I wish I was kidding when I said that, but if you hear the music, it makes a strange kind of sense.
So, in conclusion, everyone should but this CD, become bizzare fanatics, and die happy but silly deaths.
Neutral Milk Hotel!!!