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5.0 out of 5 stars More Genius From The Lips
The Flaming Lips have now become predictably good. Yet some features of this adroit band remain entirely unpredictable, such as their desired artistic and thematic directions, which vary so erratically, yet laudably, with each release.

Here, the Lips choose to fully incorporate buzzing, distorted guitars for, arguably, the first time since 1995's 'Clouds Taste...
Published on 18 Mar 2007 by Chris G.

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3.0 out of 5 stars War Of The Pops
Having been a long time fan of The Flaming Lips (since 1993's brilliant Transmissions From The Satellite Heart) I have always looked forward to their next and next albums, wondering what new direction they will take. Backstory: Of Their earlier work, Hit To Death In The Future Head (1990) still remains probably their greatest rock n pop work, this was followed by...
Published on 4 April 2006 by David F. Williams


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1.0 out of 5 stars let's face it..., 12 April 2006
This review is from: At War With the Mystics (Audio CD)
the flaming lips lost it a long time ago, they should have split up after the soft bulletin, they've made so many good albums in the past and when i found out they were making an album with yoshimi, a member of 'the boredoms' (one of my other favourite bands) I was really excited, when I actually got to hear 'yoshimi battles the pink robots' I was probably the most dissapointed I have ever been by an album and as far as I'm concerned this album is just the final nail in the coffin. I'd like to hope they're just doing this to make some money at long last, they deserve it after the time they've put in and the many great albums that have gone unnoticed.

If you're new to the flaming lips I suggest you buy one of their other numerous albums i.e. 'hit to death in the future head', 'clouds taste metalic', 'Transmissions From the Satellite Heart' or if you want to hear something more akin to the more recent flaming lips sound, but infinitely better, go for 'The Soft Bulletin'.

I'd avoid this like the bubonic.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dreary and Insipid, 14 May 2006
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This was my first Lips album, from what I understand even the faithful consider it their weakest, so maybe there is hope for them. However, this album is so dreary and just plain bad that it has prompted me to write my first ever Amazon review. Apart from the relative genius of the Yeah Yeah Yeah Song this swiftly descends into an incessant assault of whining vocals and turgid psychedelica. And I thought this was meant to be guitar focused? And the lyrics are gubbins as well.

These guys may have been amazing at one point, but on this showing, they have lost whatever it was that they once had. Avoid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest dance album for a generation, 7 April 2006
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Basically a dance album, infused with philosophy and then laced with some softer reflections. Brilliant.
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