On Avery Island (studio album) by Neutral Milk Hotel

On Avery Island by Neutral Milk Hotel
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 920th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 507 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (174th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (920th)
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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 16 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 38,704.

Neutral Milk Hotel album bestography « Higher ranked (16th) This album (920th) Lower ranked (3,519th) »
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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 77.8/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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80/100
From 01/31/2024 22:48
This shows what greatness was to come, Gardnhead/Leave Me Alone my favorite by far.
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From 12/06/2022 13:30
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.
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From 03/06/2022 00:03
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.
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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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90/100
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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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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From 02/12/2018 00:58
This confirms they were not an one album wonder.
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