I hope Jeff Mangum never comes back to Earth. I hope there's never another NMH record that causes a resurgence of these bands and this kind of music. I say it and I mean it. This shit sounded like music from another time when it was new. I consider 'The Battle of Electricity' to be one of the last gasps of 90's music, of the sincerity and lack of irony that is entirely pre-9/11. I don't miss the music because it's still here; I miss the placidity and the emotional headspace that made it possible for records like this one to rise to the surface because that is gone and it's never coming back.