If you ever have the chance to see these guys live, do not hesitate and buy yourself a ticket. Better: buy yourself some more tickets and find people to go with you. Saw them live last week and it was easily the best concert I'd ever been to! Happiness is more real when it's shared.
Totally gutted that TIMJ has decided to shut up shop. Its ability to connect music lovers to one another and expand their taste palate was absolutely peerless. I will miss it tremendously. I'm going to post at an accelerated rate for these last few weeks to fill them with some of the songs that have meant the most to me over the years - even the stuff from high school I never listen to anymore.
To start off: the indescribably powerful conclusion to the best album ever. It's waned in intensity, but I don't think my love affair with Neutral Milk Hotel will ever end.