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On Avery Island


Download links and information about On Avery Island by Neutral Milk Hotel. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 47:58 minutes.

Artist: Neutral Milk Hotel
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 47:58
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No. Title Length
1. Song Against Sex 3:40
2. You've Passed 2:53
3. Someone Is Waiting 2:31
4. A Baby for Pree 1:21
5. Marching Theme 2:58
6. Where You'll Find Me Now 4:04
7. Avery Island / April 1st 1:48
8. Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone 3:13
9. Three Peaches 4:01
10. Naomi 4:53
11. April 8th 2:47
12. Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey's Eye 13:49



Like their Elephant 6 labelmates and kindred spirits Olivia Tremor Control's Music From the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle, Neutral Milk Hotel's debut, On Avery Island, is an inscrutable concept album, a chronicle of an insular world told in a remarkably universal language. A fuzzy masterpiece of experimental lo-fi recording, the album wraps its ragged pop songs in ribbons of loops, marching-band squawks, and Casio noodling; the opener, "Song Against Sex," is as much a manifesto as a kickoff, a self-propelled marvel hopped up on rapid-fire wordplay and a stunningly ramshackle melody punctuated by bloated trombone moans. Throughout the record, Jeff Mangum's wheels threaten to fly off at any time — his 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.