In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Neutral Milk Hotel album

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is the second album recorded by Neutral Milk Hotel. It was released in February 1998. After the album came out and the band finished doing concerts to promote it, the leader of the band named Jeff Mangum became very private and basically disappeared except for one small concert in New Zealand and a reunion tour in the 2010s.


The album has many influences. Some of them are folk music, noise rock, and Eastern European music. A wide variety of instruments are played on the album. Some of them are bagpipes, distorted electric guitars, musical saw, accordion, and brass instruments.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Length
1. "The King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. One"   2:00
2. "The King of Carrot Flowers, Pts. Two & Three" (Written by Jeremy Barnes, Julian Koster, Mangum, Spillane) 3:06
3. "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"   3:22
4. "Two-Headed Boy"   4:26
5. "The Fool" (Spillane) 1:53
6. "Holland, 1945"   3:15
7. "Communist Daughter"   1:57
8. "Oh Comely"   8:18
9. "Ghost"   4:08
10. Untitled   2:16
11. "Two-Headed Boy, Pt. Two"   5:13
Total length: