A quick glance at the Average Customer review score for this will tell you everything you already need to know, I'm sure. But having only recently experienced Zaireeka, I feel it's necessary to show sme appreciation (even if it is the form of a little-read Amazon review).
I bought this album after a LONG deliberation period. I've always wanted it, owning the two most recent Lips' albums and the earlier 'Hit To Death In The Future Head' (also brilliant). But this, in my opinion, is their finest work and you'd be missing out not to give it a whirl.
It's true when they say that the album will change with every listen. Whole songs differ depending on where you sit, how loud stereos are and how close you synched them (which, I might add, Wayne Coyne acknowledges that certain songs are designed to go out). On our first play through, the players ended up about 4 seconds apart, but this was just enough to give off a fantastic reverb that shot around our heads like crazy. Melodies harmonise with each other across the space, echoes are sometimes heard before you even hear their originator and crescendos pulse around in three part drum solos.
Quite simply, this was a very, very cool experience that is specifically designed to pull friends and fans together bring their CD players around and sit in awe.
I wonder what TWO copies on the go would sound like...