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5.0 out of 5 stars
Have the Flaming Lips gone too far?, 13 Oct 2009
Not at all, its just we have to catch up with them. This comes with repetitive listening. If you liked Zaireeka you will love this. Within the albums 70 minutes the Flaming Lips have created a new genre, it sounds retro, it sounds futuristic it has touching introspective musings it has balls out rockers. A lot has been made of the Jam aspect to the songs but don't get the wrong idea its not a lot of musicians twiddling, its sharp, its loud, its fun - almost like a soundtrack to a film which joins and highlights the more structured songs.
This is the Flaming lips doing what they do best, music experimentation which can still push the right emotional buttons.