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Customer Review

on September 29, 2009
This is an excellent album that is worth purchasing. Many of the songs represent the combination of a casual back-porch twang of a Will Oldham single and the indie-rock noise coined by Sonic Youth. There are clear comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel's (NMH) In the Aeroplane over the Sea as this is a melancholy, self-deprecating album sharing a similar whining croon borrowed from Jeff Mangum. That being said, if you have spent the greater part of the last decade listening and re-listening to that album, you may be immediately put out by these songs and the suggestion that an album is being compared to NMH, but I implore you to get past that right now as you will never appreciate this record fully otherwise.

Expensive Vomit In a Cheap Hotel lends itself well to listeners of different genres. The cover art and some of the fervor of this album will help old-school punk fans relate. The lyrics tend to be deep and sometimes even violent. In the song "Gas Mask Blues," this is perfectly portrayed in the haunting lyrics "If you have my daughter, I don't know what I will do because I am going to want to hit her once she looks like you." This level of passion carries throughout and lays out a map of heartbreak and anger. With the deep range of influences, anyone who listens to more conventional indie rock such as The Wrens, classic folk artists including Neil Young, and rising pop artists like The New Pornographers, any listener may find something they like in this record.

Ultimately, this is highly recommended. This is a must-have for most music enthusiasts, but not quite a musical masterpiece.
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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