Friday, 8 May 2009
In the aeroplane over the sea
I'm off to London today to meet Paul Stewart. He emailed me yesterday to ask if I knew the album In The Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel. I do. I have it. It was actually recommended to me by another friend with expansive musical tastes - Neil Dell.
Paul said that a lot of the songs on that were sad - and then corrected himself by saying 'emotional'. I think that hits the nail on the head. That's what an Air Supply song isn't. It lacks any kind of real emotion at all.