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Song Against Sex

Song Against Sex

March 26, 1996

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Song Against Sex
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  • Original Release Date: March 26, 1996
  • Label: Merge Records
  • Copyright: 1996 Merge Records
  • Duration: 3:40 minutes
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  • ASIN: B000U7Y0QI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #254 Free in Songs (See Top 100 Free in Songs)

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Lichter VINE VOICE on August 23, 2011
"Song Against Sex" is a track from Neutral Milk Hotel's 1996 album "On Avery Island". The band, which was mainly a vehicle for singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Magnum, produced only two full-length albums in its brief life; the second, which was released in 1998, got a better initial reception and also did well when it was re-released in the UK in 2006. I'm guessing that this free track marks a re-release of the first album in the US.

The track begins with a blast of feedback and some inaudible dialog between the players, setting up an informal garage band vibe. Aside from the odd intrusion of trombones at strategic times, the band is your basic bass/drums/guitar/very-fuzzy-electric-guitar combo. The drone of the fuzzy electric guitar gives the song a bit of a lo-fi sheen, but at higher volumes it's clear that the recording is sharp, immediate, and intimate. Magnum doesn't have much of a vocal range, but, aside from a couple of a Mariachi-like flourishes, he plays it cool.

The song itself is a kind of non-stop stream-of-consciousness rant that, like Lewis Carroll's "Hunting of the Snark" is organized in fits rather than complete verses or stanzas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By drinkandwater on August 23, 2011
Maybe not their best song, but Neutral Milk Hotel itself is a must have. Their music is beautiful and the lyrics interesting. Give it a go, it's free!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Apparent on August 23, 2011
If you like wordy, silly (bordering on disturbingly consequential), lo - fi, indie / alt. rock , with trombone then you really need this tune. 3 plus stars rounded up to 4.
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By Robin, Milo & FOP on July 11, 2014
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Horrible. Who can listen to this crap?
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