On Avery Island (studio album) by Neutral Milk Hotel

On Avery Island by Neutral Milk Hotel
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 786th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 475 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (148th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (786th)
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Neutral Milk Hotel bestography

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 15 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 50,724.

Neutral Milk Hotel album bestography « Higher ranked (15th) This album (786th) Lower ranked (3,021st) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings 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 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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60/100
From 08/16/2021 00:38
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.
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65/100
From 03/08/2021 20:12
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.
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From 02/20/2020 03:08
i still get chills
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From 12/18/2018 21:46
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.
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From 07/25/2018 00:48
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.
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80/100
From 05/08/2018 19:43
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.
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70/100
From 02/12/2018 00:58
This confirms they were not an one album wonder.
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80/100
From 12/26/2017 04:28
It NMH so of course its great ! . Takes a few listens but its absolutely tremendous
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85/100
From 10/24/2016 20:25
give this album a credit!
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From 04/18/2016 19:36
Great album...quite different from Aeroplane and enjoyable, perhaps feels like there are some tracks on here that are filling in, but more quality than not.
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