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Fire Records

Neutral Milk Hotel 'On Avery Island'

£7.99

Fire Records

Neutral Milk Hotel 'On Avery Island'

£7.99

Repress of this explosive 1996 debut by Neutral Milk Hotel.

Jeff­'s songs are cryptic and crazed, his ideas fast and furious, and together they force the home-recording concept out of the basement and into a brave new world, a fuzzy masterpiece of experimental lo-‑ recording. Full of rapid-‑re wordplay with true and heartfelt experimentation, both ambitious and eclectic, it's not hard to see why this has been such an inuential album. Part of the fabled Elephant 6 collective, Neutral Milk Hotel won over many a music critic with this cult classic.

The band are recognized as one of the most inuential alternative acts to come out of the mid-90s and sowed the seeds for everything from anti-folk to the likes of Arcade Fire, Caribou and even Franz Ferdinand. On its original release, this album ranked #35 in the annual Village Voice Jazz & Pop Critics' Poll. Also, Spin proclaimed this album one of the ten best "you didn't hear" of 1996.

Deluxe repackaging in new mini gatefold sleeve with TWENTY FOUR page poster booklet, this reissue includes the 'Everything Is' single and b-side 'Snow Song Pt.1' from the original 1994 7" release (also re-issued as a limited 500 copies only release)

"10/10  A gem" VICE

"Still Sounds Great" UNCUT

1. Song Against Sex
2. You've Passed
3. Someone Is Waiting 
4. A Baby For Pree 
5. Marching Theme 
6. Where You'll Find Me Now
7. Avery Island / April 1st 
8. Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone 
9. Three Peaches 
10. Naomi 
11. April 8th 
12. Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey's Eye
13. Everything Is 
14. Snow Song Pt. 1