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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you realize...that this is an excellent album!!, 1 Dec 2006
Three years after 1999's 'The Soft Bulletin', an ambitious piece of work that earned The Flaming Lips a reputation as high critical favourities, came the record that turned the quirky alt-rock trio superstars. Whilst ditching the dramatic, symphonic textures of '...Bulletin' for warmer, synthesizer-based electropop sensibilities, 2002's 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' stills retains the crisp, sentimental feel of its' precessedor. 'Do You Realize??' remains the obvious standout of 'Yoshimi...', probably because it has the most direct and heartfelt meaning, but the Cat Stevens-esque opener 'Fight Test', catchy singalong 'Yoshimi pt. 1' and the hypnotic 'One More Robot/Symphony 3000-21' are also potential highlights (even the slower, less adventurous pieces like 'It's Summertime' and 'Ego Tripping At the Gates of Hell' prove to be outstanding). However, like 'The Soft Bulletin', 'Yoshimi...' does have its' flaws, particulary with 'All We Have is Now', a song so downbeat and lifeless hell knows why they put it on the album. Fortunately, the amazing closing instrumental 'Approaching Pavonis Mons...' makes up for the album's slip-ups (it even won the Lips a Grammy!). Even though 'The Soft Bulletin' is the better record, 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' is still a rewarding and unique listen.


The Soft Bulletin
The Soft Bulletin
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest modern music album EVER!, 24 Aug 2006
This review is from: The Soft Bulletin (Audio CD)
'The Soft Bulletin' is a rare beast. From the sunny-pop opener 'Race for the Prize' through the dramatic 'Spoonful Weighs a Ton' and 'Feeling Yourself Disintergrate', a truly heart-wrenching, beautiful song about fearing death (let's not forget 'Waitin' for a Superman', the album's pivotal moment), it's an astonishing record that may not change the world, but its' use of different sounds and textures plus its' confident production proves that it is a truly groundbreaking and intriguing experience. There's not really a duff track, though 'Slow Motion' and 'Suddenly Everything Has Changed' are a bit weak compared to the rest of the album. Whilst they've surprised us with even bigger and brighter things, 'The Soft Bulletin' will forever remain Wayne and co's most daring and interesting effort to date.


Suburban Rock 'n' Roll
Suburban Rock 'n' Roll

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb comeback single!, 5 Sep 2005
This review is from: Suburban Rock 'n' Roll (Audio CD)
"Suburban Rock 'N' Roll" is Space's first single since 2000's lackluster "Diary of a Wimp", and what a single it is! Despite it never making top 40, "SR'N'R" is still a brilliant tune, with Tommy Scott's voice getting better every minute. Don't care much for "Cameraman" and "Play the Songs". They must be new.


X&Y
X&Y
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best since "Parachutes", 4 Sep 2005
This review is from: X&Y (Audio CD)
"X&Y" is not only a good album, but is their most accomplished work to date. Tracks like "Square One", "What If", "Low" and of course first single "Speed of Sound" are sure to be modern classics, and the Kraftwerk-sampling "Talk" would make a brilliant single. Nice work lads, and keep the songs coming.


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