In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (studio album) by Neutral Milk Hotel

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 16th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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87/100 (from 2,885 votes)
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Award Best album of 1998 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1990s (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (16th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 87.1/100, a mean average of 85.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.8.

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From 06/14/2024 23:56
A surrealistic work of musical and lyrical genius. I have never heard anything like it. The themes explored are deeply profound: connection, love, genocide, memory, creation, autonomy, dependence, and weltschmerz.

This is an album worth listening to over and over again. It is one of the greatest works ever put to record and while no song is a hit, the totality of excellent tracks sums greater than its parts, standing as a timeless expression of the human experience in all its pain and glory. 10/10!
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60/100
From 06/03/2024 08:06
Not a bad album, but even after 4 listens, I just don’t get the hype.
Especially the vocals are average at best
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100/100
From 04/18/2024 03:08
Embarrassing to admit: I only listened to this album because of all the hype. And the first listen I couldn't see why it got the hype. Next time I heard it, I liked it although I thought it was still over-rated. Third listen I loved it. A case of Emperor's New Clothes? Probably. Most people I know with decent music taste vary from indifference to hostility. But I love it.
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5/100
From 12/09/2023 14:22
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35/100
From 07/25/2023 14:15
I don't understand why this album is so highly rated. The songs aren't bad but the album just sounds like a demo tape to me. It could be so much better if the whole thing was re-recorded with a decent producer at the helm. This album just sounds like it was recorded in one take. A lot of work needs to be done on the vocals and the instrumentation for me to want to listen to it repeatedly.
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75/100
From 06/16/2023 13:23
I like the sonic experience, vocals a bit boring though
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80/100
From 06/02/2023 19:28
I am now addicted to this strange masterpiece.

Just a year or so ago I would casually return to it from time to time with the curiosity of a boy poking a failed firework, but recently I find I’m battling myself like a neutral milk junkie, struggling to go a week without a listen, drawn to its sensual dream-like adolescence, strange timbre and brave vocal shapings.
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55/100
From 04/30/2023 09:00
The music is pretty good. The lyrics are interesting. The vocal performance is absolutely disastrous and I simply can't enjoy almost any of the songs here as a result.
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From 03/20/2023 05:28
Listening to this album was a very strange experience... It didn't catch me at first, but it has something that makes it very addictive to listen to and keeps me coming back again and again. The use of acoustic guitar, combined with trumpets, organ and sound saturation, give it an interesting "noisy-folk" sound. The references to Anne Frank are very original. Perhaps the only problem with the album is that it can be a bit repetitive and tedious to listen to, but it's still highly recommended.

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Escuchar este álbum fue una experiencia muy extraña... no me atrapó en un principio, pero tiene algo que lo hace muy adictivo de escuchar y me hace volver una y otra vez. El uso de guitarra acústica, combinada con trompetas, el órgano y la saturación del sonido, le dan un sonido interesante de folk ruidoso. Las referencias a Ana Frank son muy originales. Tal vez el único problema del álbum es que puede ser un poco repetitivo y tedioso de eschar, pero sigue siendo muy recomendable.
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5/100
From 11/19/2022 22:05
Listened to this as it was highly rated on this site.

I have no idea how this is rated in the top 20 albums of all time. it's all the same, the lyrics are interesting at least.. the title track is decent, i enjoyed that. but the rest is just so boring.

but hey, each to their own. obviously many people get something out of this album but not me. on two listens i just don't get it. incredibly overrated. one of the worst albums i've ever listened to.
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