Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
90
I’m gonna rewrite this review like I did my Kid A review, cause my opinion changed drastically.

Since OK Computer and Kid A clicked so heavily with me, I decided to revisit ITAOTS. I was listening to a Spotify discover playlist that was built around Kid A, and I was loving most of the suggestions I heard. I was driving home, I had an hour to kill... why not?

HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLY CRAP... like I’ll be honest... I only used to pretend to like this album so people wouldn’t bully me. But mother of god... this album is so gorgeous. I could have been pulled over for going under the speed limit cause I had no intention of rushing home while listening (that was a joke I swear.) everything clicked... every song, every sound, every chord, every note, every loud and overblown vocal... this thing truly took me by the face and transported me to another dimension of weird. Everything I used to find cringe about this album just... is so character filled and beautiful. The whole album feels exciting and adventurous and... I never knew just what I was missing out on until I found myself yelling like a crazy man at the ending of Oh Comely

While I may have listened to this album many times, I truly feel like giving it another chance was just what I need. I finally get why this album is so highly praised. It sounds and feels so alive and passionate. It is lightning in a bottle, and an explosive arrangement of excitement at every corner

Even the instrumental moments are incredible. The Fool is an amazing transitioning moment in the album, and (untitled) feels like horses busting out of a stable and going absolutely ape shit.

The ending of this album is heart wrenching and it just sends the listener off on a depressing note.

Idk man... I used to think the album was probably a 7 or so. Once it clicked with me I don’t think it will slip away. It is too damn satisfying and a complete experience that just leaves me speechless. Also shoutout to Charlie17 the loud normie

Fav Tracks: King of Carrot Flower pt. 1, 2, 3, ITAOTS, Two Headed Boy, Holland 1945, Oh Comely, Ghost, [untitled], Two Headed Boy pt.2

Least Fav Tracks: none
7 Comments
Sep 4, 2018
"I only used to pretend to like this album so people wouldn’t bully me". That shit hit home to me ngl.

Not with this one tho.This album fucked me up on first listen. I did expect to just like it a little bit and forget about it the next day, but damn dis shit hard
Sep 6, 2018
I got shouted out!!!!!
Feb 14, 2019
Why you lower your score? :(
Feb 15, 2019
damn no longer a 100
Feb 20, 2019
This is a crime against humanity
Feb 20, 2019
:( almost cried seeing that score change
Feb 22, 2019
NOOOOOOOO WHAT HAPPEND
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