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This review is from: The Soft Bulletin (Audio CD)
No great rock album can ever start with the line 'Two scientists are racing for the cure that is the prize'. Still, The Flaming Lips try, and, 6th Form Physics aside, the opening track of this somewhat bizarre album is a cracker, giving you a good impression of what follows. What does follow? Well, like fellow oddball Yanks Mercury Rev, this isn't easy to describe, except for saying that it's a strange and sometimes wonderful album. Unlike Mercury Rev's last though, you're too often sitting there thinking that these guys should really tone down the cleverness, rather than being blown away by it. Nice try, smart American blokes, but please get out a little more before recording your next album, and, well, y'know, drink some beers guys, meet some girls, and cut it out with the cosmology.