"Naomi" (Neutral Milk Hotel) or "Last Stop: This Town" (Eels)?

"Naomi" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jsdUEhoAAc

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"Last Stop: This Town" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TfqbuTBqX8

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Which song do you prefer?

Bonus Q: Better lyricist--Jeff Mangum or Mark Oliver Everett?

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    Tough choice... I prefer the lyrics to "Naomi," but "Last Stop: This Town" is one of the catchiest, coolest, smoothest songs. Ugh, lol. I'll just say "Naomi."

    BA: I love E, but Mangum is my favorite lyricist. Ever. E. is a great lyricist, but... I mean, they're not that complex generally. He gets his message across--and he does so in a lovely ("I'm Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart") or cool ("Cancer for the Cure") manner, but I think Mangum is better at manipulating language.

    For an example of Mangum's poetic/lyrical genius, look up "Oh Comely" or "Holland, 1945" or "Song Against Sex".

  • Ace
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Naomi Neutral Milk Hotel

    BQ: Mark Oliver Everett

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Wow good choices.

    I'm gonna go with Naomi on this one. I have just recently discovered Neutral Milk Hotel, and I think they are a great band. That song is great, so is the other one.

    BA: hmmm....Mark Oliver Everett.

    Jeff Mangum is pretty unique actually...check out his lyrics on "Communist Daughter (first comment)"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKGN1EDei7w

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    personally, i like Naomi better

    Bonus Q: Mark Oliver Everett > most lyricists of the 90's

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  • 9 years ago

    Naomi. One of my favorite Neutral Milk Hotel songs.

  • 9 years ago

    "Last Stop: This Town"

    Bonus A: Jeff Mangum

  • minko
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    a million. contained in the Aeroplane Over the sea 2. King Of Carrot vegetation Pt. a million 3. Holland, 1945 BA: #2 BA2: contained in the Aeroplane Over the sea. or Oh Comely BA3: crimson BA4: Its an exceptionally emotional coloration

  • 9 years ago

    I pick mark everett for all of the above.

  • Walter
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    what nodumgys said

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