sorry, nothing to do with anything else, i just have to get this off my chest...
neutral milk hotel are fucking horrible, aren't they? That fey, quirky, outsider-polymath, geeky-oblique yet somehow deep, mildly experimental leftfield wide-eyed innocent-abroad grassroots smug collegiate whimsy of which NMH are pretty solid representatives has been one of the worst genre strands of the past ten years. I blame Pavement and the Flaming Lips. Sufjan Stevens! Gag!
This indy strand in film and literature needs to be stamped out. Dave Eggers and all that gee-whizz liberal-humanist false modesty and off the cuff pop cultural smartarsery.
cheers for that.