Saturday, October 3, 2009

11. Neutral Milk Hotel - Oh Comely (1998)

After yesterday's post describing The Decemberists' Colin Meloy as one of the greatest storytellers in contemporary music, I thought that it would be fitting to post a song for you today from what I consider to be THE greatest storyteller since Bob Dylan. Neutral Milk Hotel's second album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is a concept album about the life and death of Anne Frank, who as everyone knows has been immortalized by the diary she left after dying in a German extermination camp. This album is one of the most beautiful, most imaginative things I've ever heard, and this song is THE epic. Recorded entirely in one take, it even amazed one of the band members at the time....listen for his exclamation at the end of the track.

1 comment:

  1. Does it surprise you that I like this song? Also what does the album title have to do with Anne Frank?