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Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Size MP3 album: 1423 mb
Size FLAC album: 1908 mb
Size WMA album: 1563 mb

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One
A2 The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts. Two & Three
Written-By – Jeff Mangum, Jeremy Barnes, Julian Koster, Scott Spillane
A3 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
A4 Two-Headed Boy
A5 The Fool
Written-By – Scott Spillane
A6 Holland, 1945
A7 Communist Daughter
B1 Oh Comely
B2 Ghost
B3 Untitled
B4 Two-Headed Boy, Pt. Two

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Golden Mastering
  • Recorded At – Elephant Six Recording Co.
  • Published By – The Egg As A Whole Music
  • Copyright (c) – The Egg As A Whole Music
  • Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated – 19381
  • Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated – 19382
  • Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated – 23003


  • Arranged By [Horns] – Robert Schneider, Scott Spillane
  • Art Direction – Chris Bilheimer, Jeff Mangum
  • Artwork [Flying Victrola] – Brian Dewan
  • Bagpipes [Uilleann] – Michelle Anderson
  • Drums, Organ – Jeremy Barnes
  • Guitar, Vocals, Organ, Drums [Floortom], Bass [Bowed Fuzz], Tape, Effects [Shortwave Radio] – Jeff Mangum
  • Mastered By – GS*
  • Organ [Home, Air], Bass [Fuzz], Backing Vocals, Piano [One-note] – Robert Schneider
  • Organ [Wandering Genie], Saw [The Singing], Banjo [Bowed], Accordion, Noises [White Noise] – Julian Koster
  • Producer – Robert Schneider
  • Saxophone [Zanzithophone] – Laura Carter
  • Saxophone, Flugelhorn – Marisa Bissinger
  • Trombone – Rick Benejamin*
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Euphonium – Scott Spillane
  • Written-By – Jeff Mangum


Reissue on 180g black vinyl. Vinyl comes in either clear pink or colorless matte plastic inner sleeve. Includes artwork insert containing lyrics and credits. Also includes code for digital download.

© 1996/1997 The Egg As A Whole Music

Recorded in the Elephant 6 Recording Company July - Sept. 1997.

Published by Egg As A Whole Music / BMG Songs Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Print): 6 73855 01361 9
  • Barcode (Scan): 673855013619
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 1): MRG 136 A, Golden GS, 19381
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 1): MRG 136 B, Golden GS, 19382
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 2): MRG-136-A 23003⋅1 − GOLDEN JG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 2): MRG-136-B 23003⋅2 ⋯ GOLDEN JG
  • Rights Society: BMG

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MRG136LP, MRG136 Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(LP, Album) Merge Records, Merge Records MRG136LP, MRG136 US 1998
REWIGCD21P Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Domino REWIGCD21P UK 2005
REWIGCD21 Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album, RE) Domino REWIGCD21 UK 2005
MRG136CD Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album) Merge Records MRG136CD Canada Unknown
BRRC10192 Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album) The Blue Rose Record Company BRRC10192 UK 1998

Comments: (25)
digytal soul
Just letting people know to throw away any clear or especially pink sleeves you get with RTI releases. They can damage your vinyl.
My copy of this release is on very flat vinyl with very little surface noise but pretty regular light pops (not cleaned). I do think it sounds more open and detailed than my first release copy. The soundstage is big with great separation, especially the horns. The vocals are a bit hidden on some tracks and the drums are occasionally at little subdued, but this is lo-fi grit at its best. Great grungy guitars. The natural sound of the horns is pretty damn amazing. A great and interesting album to hear start to finish. I recommend. If you have OCD, prepare yourself for some frequency hiss and distortion. It grows on you. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans)
Interesting. So this is a new mastering then? I have the box and there the runouts match the original according to discogs at least. To me the box sounds pretty great on the simpler tracks but when it gets busy on tracks like Holland 1945 its toned down, probably to be more trackable. It doesnt help that its the second to last song on side A either. Do you experience the same on the original? Because if so I imagine they just made new stampers from that.
I've had this record for ages now, so I'm not sure if there's any point in reviewing it. But I thought I would anyway, since I used to listen to this on my old, crappy turntable setup that I had in college and tonight, for the first time, am listening to it on a quality system (it's been a few years since I last broke this one out). And good lord, it's magnificent. I've always enjoyed their music, but now I see why they were so critically acclaimed; when you hear this on the proper stereo equipment, it's really transcendental music. This particular pressing is fantastic and sounds pretty much flawless.
I can confirm that this pressing is superb. And the music is obviously some of the greatest ever recorded.
I believe this is the best packaged vinyl i own with the clear plastic inner sleeve and lyrics sheet, adding to the fact that it's 180gr. Also with the download code, even if you dont use those they are nice to have. The vocals sound a bit overwhelmed by the music but it's alright anyway, i like it.
Hilarious Kangaroo
Record sounds great and I'm glad to announce after trying and shelving this album many times, right now listening I'm totally digging it. I like lots of weird music with weird noises and crazy vocals, but I couldn't do this guy's voice for the longest time. Seems that months of sitting there on the shelf begging me to give it another try paid off... Awesome stuff
mine has a clear plastic inner sleeve that came with the record
I received a clear inner sleeve as well. Seems to be more common than the pink variant.
Misprint on lyric sheet; The King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. One, "and your mom would sink until she was no longer speaking"(and your mom would drink until she was no longer speaking)
elegant stranger
My version has a matrix/runout that states the number 23003.1(3) (side A) and 23003.2(3) (Side B).
Mine did too, and housed in a clear, non-pink matte inner sleeve. If these are represses, I don't know which year they were pressed.
@T.J.E - what does your deadwax say? Mine came with a clear/matte inner sleeve and 23003.1(3) / 23003.2(5). It's 180g and came with download code. Sounds excellent. @jhodgeofva - get over yourself.
Mine didn't come in a pink sleeve; is this an error in the info or a weird problem with mine?
T.J.E Mine didn't come in a pink sleeve; is this an error in the info or a weird problem with mine? You might have gotten another release. If its a paper one and the record feels kinda light and not 180 grams it might be the original release.
"In the Aeroplane over the sea" is the second (and breakout) album by indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel. This album has been praised by many reviewers and "hipsters", rated highly in many lists and all. Personally, I think that it's just a case of the emperor has no clothes.The lyricism on this record is horriffic. They make little sense and are just flat out weird. For example is:"Oh how I remember youHow I would push my fingers throughYour mouth to make those muscles moveThat made your voice so smooth and sweet""Semen stains the mountain tops" "She will feed you tomatoes and radio wiresAnd retire to sheets safe and cleanBut don't hate her when she gets up to leave"For me, the worst track on here is "Oh Comely", 8 minutes of noise and unholiness that could make anybody's ear bleed. The best track - and saving grace for the record - is "Holland 1945", a poetic punk masterpiece. Just goes to show that under a pile of crap can be one diamond.Overall, this is their worst record IMO. A huge disappointment compared to "On Avery Island", a true indie rock masterpiece
optimistic_tour Only hipsters call people hipsters. Only hipsters call hipsters people that call other people hipsters :3
If hipsters exist you are certainly a good example.
I don't see how anyone can miss the alliterations that make the lyrics pure poetry.
Only hipsters call people hipsters.
this is actually the first time i see an argument getting out of hand on discogs...better move on to youtube guys. everyone has an opinion.
You are a fucking douche
Yeah you're right Magnum should write lyrics YOU approve of. Also nice review by cherry-picking lyrics and reacting "omgg sew weerd!"
To further his point, the whole record is based on the story that Jeff Mangum read Anne Franks diary and decided they were soulmates. That's the reason for the sexual writing. The record as a whole is basically stating that Anne Frank and him are chasing each other over the decades through the Buddhist idea of reincarnation.
You know the lyrics are all about Anne Frank--so the first lines are in reference to reading her book as a way of giving her voice--though it's also erotic, as the next line you picked out highlights.
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
Musician: Neutral Milk Hotel
Title: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Category: Rock
Country: US
Released: 2009
Rating: 4.7/5
Votes: 143
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