Neutral Milk Hotel
Eligible in: 2021 (The 2022 Induction Ceremony)
|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|In The Aeroplane Above the Sea (1998)||☆||♫||♁|
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Holland 1945 (1998)||☆||♫||☊|
|In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)||☆||♫||☊|
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WHile they were only around for a brief time, Neutral Milk Hotel created "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea". Possibly the greatest album and band that nobody has ever heard of.
Posted by Jordan on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 15:39pm
Maybe it's just because I live so close to Athens, but they're not too uncommon here. I've even seen them in Best Buy (just Aeroplane, though; no Avery Island), although I hardly ever run across any other Elephant Six bands.
Posted by William on Thursday, 03.29.07 @ 18:36pm
In 2021, all the people on the Induction Board will be people that used to write for Pitchfork and Blender.
Posted by Ryan Gibbs on Saturday, 05.19.07 @ 14:25pm
"Possibly the greatest album and band that nobody has ever heard of."
Posted by Jason on Saturday, 05.26.07 @ 14:52pm
Unfortunately, I only discovered In The Aeroplane Over the Sea 2 years ago. I'm not bitter about it, as I can hardly imagine, say, 'Holland, 1945' reaching the top ten, but surely it should have made a bit more of a splash outside the Indie circles.
Posted by micheal on Tuesday, 11.27.07 @ 11:51am
Does anyone else out there think "Aeroplane" is kinda overrated? I think it is one of those albums like "Pet Sounds" or "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" that critics and indie fans name-drop just to add cool points. It's not a bad album, but I just didn't think it was as good everyone seems to think it is.
Posted by DaveYes on Tuesday, 04.29.08 @ 12:21pm
Posted by Kyle on Saturday, 05.15.10 @ 19:24pm
I think NMH is an iffy choice for the Hall. One noteworthy album and nothing else later is not really HOF material, IMO, but they wouldn't be the first ones in with that track record. I would likely let them in simply for thast 1998 release, but not before the twenty-fifth anniversary of that album. simply because that's how the public defines them. Their music isn't half bad, either.
Posted by Dr. W on Friday, 10.15.10 @ 18:44pm
Dr W, most the public have no idea who NMH is.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.14.10 @ 06:26am
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 13:22pm
Influence: NMH has had an influence on the indie scene. 10
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 10.23.11 @ 17:23pm
Another case of a band's entire reputation/legacy resting on one legendary album. But WHAT an album it was/is.
Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 02.18.12 @ 16:18pm
If only they had made one or maybe even two albums like ITAOTS they'd have no problem getting in.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 15:35pm
I don't think there could of been an itaots, it's one of those albums thats a real once in a lifetime thing.
Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 15:39pm
Yeah, you're probably right.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.22.12 @ 15:47pm
"Anyway the Sex Pistols got in on the strength of one not very good album ,so why shouldn't NMH get in on a beatter album?"
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 05.8.12 @ 18:51pm
yeah, that was kinda dumb. I still believe ITAOTS is better but Nevermind the bollocks is pretty awesome too.
Posted by GFW on Friday, 08.31.12 @ 10:22am
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