Do you like Neutral Milk Hotel? Their early work was a little too lo-fi for my tastes, but when On Avery Island came out in ‘96, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a loud, garage sound, and a fresh twist of interluding guitar pieces that really gives the songs a big boost. He’s been compared to Thom York, but I think Mangum has a far deeper, more unusual grasp on music. In ‘98, Jeff released this, In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is “Holland, 1945”, a song so catchy, most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it’s not just about a deep love for Anne Frank, and the importance of humanity, it’s also a personal statement about Magnum itself. Hey Paul!