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Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea Album

Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea Album

  • Performer: Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  • Released: 03 Nov 2009
  • Style: Indie Rock, Lo-Fi
  • Label: Merge Records
  • Catalog: MRG136LP
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 2628 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2678 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 892


1Two-Headed Boy
2Communist Daughter
3The Fool
4The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One
5Oh Comely
6Holland, 1945
7In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
8Two-Headed Boy, Pt. Two
11The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pts. Two & Three


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
MRG136CD, mrg136Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album)Merge Records, Merge RecordsMRG136CD, mrg136US1998
REWIGCD21PNeutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE)DominoREWIGCD21PUK2005
MRG136CDNeutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album)Merge RecordsMRG136CDUS2009
MRG136LPNeutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180)Merge RecordsMRG136LPUS2015
MRG136CDNeutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea ‎(CD, Album)Merge RecordsMRG136CDUSUnknown


  • Advisor [Guidance]Brian McPhearson, Margaret Mittleman, Robert Schneider
  • Arranged By [Horns]Robert Schneider, Scott Spillane
  • Art DirectionChris Bilheimer, Jeff Mangum
  • Artwork [Flying Victrola]Brian Dewan
  • Bagpipes [Uilleann]Michelle Anderson
  • Drums, OrganJeremy Barnes
  • Guitar, Vocals, Organ, Drums [Floortom], Bass [Bowed Fuzz], Tape, Effects [Shortwave Radio]Jeff Mangum
  • Mastered ByGS
  • 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
  • ProducerRobert Schneider
  • Saxophone [Zanzithophone]Laura Carter
  • Saxophone, FlugelhornMarisa Bissinger
  • TromboneRick Benejamin
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, EuphoniumScott Spillane
  • Written-ByJeff Mangum (tracks: all except A5), S. Spillane (tracks: A5)
  • Written-By [Additional]Barnes, Koster, S. Spillane (tracks: A2)


Recorded in the Elephant 6 Recording Company July - Sept. 1997
All Songs © 1996/1997 The Egg As A Whole Music

180g vinyl
Includes 9.5" x 9.5" insert with lyrics and credits
Includes code for digital download
Vinyl comes in either clear pink or colorless matte plastic inner sleeve

1st pressing:
Round sticker on shrink:
Merge Records
★ Since 1989 ★
Hi-Quality 180 gram vinyl for maximum sound quality
Free digital download
Details and coupon inside

2nd pressing:
Square sticker on shrink:
Neutral Milk Hotel
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Full download included
180-Gram Vinyl


  • Barcode (Sticker on shrink): 6 73855 01361 9
  • Barcode (Scan): 673855013619
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): MRG 136 Aʳ ᵉ¹ ② GS 1938.1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): MRG 136 B GS 1938.2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B runouts, stamped): GOLDEN
  • Rights Society: BMG


  • Published By – The Egg As A Whole Music
  • Published By – BMG Songs, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Elephant Six Recording Co.
  • Mastered At – Golden Mastering
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 1938



In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is the second album by American rock band Neutral Milk Hotel. It was released on February 10, 1998, by Merge Records. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea features a lo-fi sound influenced by indie rock and psychedelic folk. Guitars and drums are paired with less conventional instruments including the singing saw, zanzithophone, and Uilleann pipes. The tempo sometimes abruptly shifts from song to song, while a heavy layer of distortion permeates the music. The lyrics are. CDand our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea. GEmbut for now we are young. Clet us lay in the sun. DGand count every beautiful thing we can see. GEmLove to be. ARight between her spine. AAll drenched in milk and holy water. EPouring from the sky. EI know that she will live for ever. 1 0:00 The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. 2 & 3 2:03 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 5:04 Two-Headed Boy 8:25 The Fool 12:47 Hollan. The Fool. Neutral Milk Hotel. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Scott Spillane. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. Neutral Milk Hotels In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, one of the most celebrated and influential Merge albums of all time, turned 20 on February 10, 2018 To commemorate the occasion, we created an exclusive new t-shirt using elements from the original album artwork. The design is printed in black ink on a tri-blend Royal Apparel cream-colored unisex tee. ships out within 3 days. Purchasable with gift card. Released February 10, 1998. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Tracklist. The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One Lyrics. The King of Carrot Flowers, Pts. Two & Three Lyrics. Two Lyrics. About In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is the second and final studio album by American rock band Neutral Milk Hotel, released on February 10th, 1998 on Blue Rose Records. The album is largely inspired by Anne Franks The Diary of a Young Girl, a diary she kept while hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Jeff Magnum wrote many of the lyrics about her, as he had just finished reading it. Regarding it, he said . The reissue of Neutral Milk Hotels cult classic offers another opportunity to measure its reach and influence. Jeff Mangums masterpiece mixes hushed folk, explosive brass, and unforgettable vocals that touch on pain, loss, memory, and hope. So, then, seven years later Domino reissues In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and the arguments can begin anew. I've talked about this album with a lot of people, including Pitchfork readers and music writers, and while it is loved in the indie world like few others, a small but still significant number despise it. Aeroplane doesn't have the near-co. Формируйте собственную. Neutral Milk Hotel's second album is another quixotic sonic parade lo-fi yet lush, impenetrable yet wholly accessible, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is either the work of a genius or an utter crackpot. Full Review. Tiny Mix Tapes. As beautiful as it is disturbing, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is a stunning piece of art that draws you deeper with each listen. Jeff Mangum, who goes by the name of Neutral Milk Hotel with or without musical collaborators, was one of those seventies kids touched by Brian Wilson and Lindsey Buckingham. The lyrics on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, his second album, are fertile, heaping, onrushing most of the music is scant and drab, with flat-footed rhythms and chord changes strictly out of the beginners folk songbook. Since Mangum was the undisputed leader of the Neutral Milk Hotel project, this record can be attributed to him in its entirety, whether it's the subdued overtly sexual Communist Daughter, with his faint whispers of semen stains the mountain tops, or the ear-opening title-track of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, where the narrator of the album looks forward, sees. his death, and accepts it. The lines. great review, i absolutely love this album. my favorites are 'king of carrot flowers pt 1', 'in the aeroplane over the sea' and 'holland, 1945'. pulseczar December 12th 2005. Album Rating: 5. I was a bit sceptic at first, but I've come to lurve this album


Ffan Ffan
Got this for $9 at Barnes & Nobel during their 50% off vinyl sale. Glady would have paid the sticker price for this release. Nice, flat, clean vinyl. I don't have an OG to compare it to but it's better than my CD.
Inerrace Inerrace
Just compared this to my original pressing, which weighs in the neighborhood of 130g since that's the only damn way to differentiate the releases. This pressing sounds clean and crisp, but seems lack some of the top end the original pressing has. I'm not sure if it was mixed differently or digitally transferred or what, but it sounds very good overall, and is a lot more affordable. Highly recommended!
Small Black Small Black
Own this for the soul reason that you can tell people you own an album about Anne Frank on vinyl.
Hudora Hudora
Unfortunately the sleeve of my copy of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is sadly in a quite bad condition. I wonder if anyone else has had this issue? Please read on. My mam’s toyboy Gavin’s 4 and a 1/2 year old son from another relationship “Tristan” somehow got his hands on the album a few weeks ago while I was away on one of my orienteering weekends, and he drew a funny face on the drum head part, using pink crayon. I think my mam or Gavin gave him some of my records to play with while they went upstairs to make love but I can’t prove that. All I know is I had to tippex out the funny face and now it looks really scruffy, Luckily the record itself was not harmed at all but if anyone has a spare cover they can send me for free please email me at once!!
Cordaron Cordaron
i personally cant say anything that hasnt already been said about this album or pressing, but yes it's warm and gives me good feelings. only thing to comment is that it personally feels heavier than 180 grams compared to other records rated as such in my collection.
If anyone has the 23003 version of this album, please add this to your collection instead Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Hiclerlsi Hiclerlsi
Just letting people know to throw away any clear or especially pink sleeves you get with RTI releases. They can damage your vinyl.
Urllet Urllet
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)
Mikale Mikale
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.
Vizuru Vizuru
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.
HelloBoB:D HelloBoB:D
I can confirm that this pressing is superb. And the music is obviously some of the greatest ever recorded.
Akir Akir
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.
Laitchai Laitchai
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
Gavikelv Gavikelv
mine has a clear plastic inner sleeve that came with the record
FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
I received a clear inner sleeve as well. Seems to be more common than the pink variant.
Qwert Qwert
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)
Frei Frei
My version has a matrix/runout that states the number 23003.1(3) (side A) and 23003.2(3) (Side B).
Kata Kata
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.
Malalrajas Malalrajas
  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.
Malara Malara
Mine didn't come in a pink sleeve; is this an error in the info or a weird problem with mine?
Pameala Pameala
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.
Nahn Nahn
"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
Samuhn Samuhn
optimistic_tour Only hipsters call people hipsters. Only hipsters call hipsters people that call other people hipsters :3
Perilanim Perilanim
If hipsters exist you are certainly a good example.
Xaluenk Xaluenk
I don't see how anyone can miss the alliterations that make the lyrics pure poetry.
Goktilar Goktilar
Only hipsters call people hipsters.
Venemarr Venemarr
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.
Abywis Abywis
You are a fucking douche
watching to future watching to future
Yeah you're right Magnum should write lyrics YOU approve of. Also nice review by cherry-picking lyrics and reacting "omgg sew weerd!"
Ice_One_Guys Ice_One_Guys
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.
Rarranere Rarranere
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.