The record that everyone is afraid to say they don't like. 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’ , anointed Louisiana's Neutral Milk Hotel as Indie Royalty - much to the annoyance of their previous fans. That most typical of stories (mainstream success from relative obscurity) distracts from what is actually a comforting and solid piece of work. Combining folk and americana-psychedelia to fabulous effect. The band returned to the stage to revisit their opus in 2013. Being mainstay of critics' polls is not recommendation in itself - however, for an introduction to a fabulously unique artist - this is the place to begin.