I'd heard "The Soft Bulletin" and was very impressed, it was a unique sound to say the least. When I saw this album, despite having never heard a track from it, I decided to purchase it and see whether The Flaming Lips earlier material was just as good. Although it is a slightly different sound to that of "The Soft Bulletin", this album does not disappoint. The songs are a stroke of genius, and as ever with The Flaming Lips, the titles themselves are clever. When was the last time you heard a song called something as obscure as "Talkin' 'bout the smiling deathporn immortality blues (everyone wants to live forever)"? Possibly the only let down is the (un)hidden track, which consists of 28 minutes of distortion which jumps from one speaker to the other. Believe me, listening to it is a good way to give yourself a headache. Appart from that, the album is excellent, and a worthy addition to any record collection. Buy it. Buy it now.