If you google Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, you will soon realise that this 1998 LP has a huge number of admirers. Indeed, there’s loads of folk out there who are prepared to place it very high on any list of the greatest LPs ever released.

For instance, it is one of the 70 albums that have so far been covered by the series of books called 33 1/3.

It is an album that has attracted perfect ratings from all sorts of music mags, blogs and from critics who write or broadcast in mainstream media. Sure, it is also an album that has quite a few critics, but one thing for certain, it is a record that has been written and talked about a great deal.

Here’s a confession. Until I was browsing around in a record shop in Toronto in 2007, I had never heard of the band or this record. And the thing is, it wasn’t the music that first caught my attention, but the really impressive design of a green t-shirt.

I asked the

(I’ve searched everywhere for a photo of the

There’s loads of reviews and very few of them are anything but glowing