This is the first album from Neutral Milk Hotel, a cult indie-folk/rock group. The album is almost entirely written and performed by singer-songwriter Jeff Mangum, and features a low-fi recording aesthetic. He is notable for his surrealist lyricism and songwriting, as well as his distinct high-pitched, nasal voice.
Although On Avery Island is a fine album in its own right, it is often overshadowed by its sequel, In the Aeroplane Over The Sea.
Track Listing: A1 Song Against Sex A2 You've Passed A3 Someone Is Waiting A4 A Baby For Pree A5 Marching Theme A6 Where You'll Find Me Now B1 Avery Island / April 1st B2 Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone B3 Three Peaches B4 Naomi B5 April 8th B6 Pree-Sisters Swallowing A Donkey's Eye