On Avery Island (studio album) by Neutral Milk Hotel
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On Avery Island is ranked 2nd best out of 6 albums by Neutral Milk Hotel on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by Neutral Milk Hotel is In The Aeroplane Over The Sea which is ranked number 16 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 44,945.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.1/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.
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This album is a scrappy DIY indie folk project that is overshadowed by its better sibling In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. This album is still a great album and should be played if you are a fan of indie folk.
This album is oozing with potential and you can see from this record alone that this group would create something special and they did. While it doesn't reach that same level as ITAOTS it still has a lot of great moments instrumentally and vocally. It is a bit more relaxed and does lack a bit of passion that their second release has but this does create a pretty good atmosphere to chill along with which is enjoyable. The vocal is unique and brilliant as always and it really works wonders for me on tracks like Naomi. The instrumentation is a little tamer but still has that fuzz element to it that stands out and grips you to this groups music. However, it is a little long and could be shortened with a few of the tracks over staying there welcome. Overall, a great album that showed the first signs of a special band whose two albums are of a very high quality.
There were some good moments but nothing compared to their masterpiece in the aeroplane over the sea. A lot of songs that were too experimental for me also.
This takes second place in a race where only first matters. If you like this, you will like their "big" album even more. If you don't like In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, you won't like this one as well.
i still get chills
This is very powerful for me, as strong as an statement as In the Aeroplane Over The Sea. It is quite understandable why this album is often overlooked, It is especially lo-fi in some parts, what almost makes a bunch of noise in the first listen, but It is exactly this mess that I Fell in love with. It reminds me of Car Seat Headrest.
Although it's not a very good album (the compositions are average), On Avery Island lays the foundation for the great In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.
Really a great album. Shows what NMH are capable of. Standouts for me are Gardenhead and Naomi. Three Peaches is a low light that leaves the gap between the two with something to be desired. I'm not sure how I feel about the instrumental.
This confirms they were not an one album wonder.
It NMH so of course its great ! . Takes a few listens but its absolutely tremendous
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