Argh, I'd love to spend hours writing aabout how good this album is, and how it's one of my all-time favourites, but I've got a train to catch. So what I will say is that this album is one of the greatest of all time, perfect in every sense. It sounds utterly whole and complete, and yet the tracks are still songs as opposed to movements in the greater symphony. Can Jeff Magnum sing? Can he bollocks; but that only adds to the album. He sings his little heart out, and emotion is greater than any formal training for ability. Case in point - 'Oh Comely', an eight minute track that was recorded on the first take. You can even heat the sound engineer say 'Oh shit!' at the end of the song - that's how damn good this album is! Enjoy.
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (1998)