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Neutral Milk Hotel – In An Aeroplane Over The Sea (1998): On Second Thought

by Tom Johnson After a long period spent not listening to it, I listened again to Neutral Milk Hotel’s masterpiece, In An Aeroplane Over The Sea.

Half Notes: Decemberists – The Crane Wife (2006)

by Tom Johnson For their major label debut, the Decemberists didn’t pull any punches. If anything, they seemed to have gone off the deep end, as if attempting to get the label to cry fowl. But they played along (“13 minute songs? Sure, why not?”) and we the listeners benefited with this odd, beautiful alterna-prog album that became an instantRead More