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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Japan
  • ASIN: B00005HG0Z
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Format: Audio CD
For anyone who has only gotten into The Flaming Lips since Yoshimi or The Soft Bulletin (like me), you will not be even slightly disappointed by this album - it's every bit as good as either of their two most recent releases. While maybe not quite as polished as the two most recent albums, it's a little more zany and upbeat than the Soft Bulletin, and tracks like Bad Days and Evil will Prevail are amongst their very best. Now available for a fiver there is no excuse not to buy it. Do it now. I mean it...
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This was the first Flaming Lips album I bought, and having bought the rest since I must say its still my favourite. To me the beauty of the Flaming Lips music is their inherent hopefullness in the face of a seemingly meaningless state of life we all have found ourselves shaing. While The Soft Bulletin deals with this in a splendor of melancholic lushness, Clouds Taste Mettalic perfectly encapsulates this continuous theme using a knowingly calculated yet almost "accidental musicalness". It takes the energy of the earlier more lo-fi albums, such as Hit To Death... and Transmissions from the Satelite Heart, while being well on the way, in terms of production and song writing to The Soft Bulletin.
Some of this energy seems to come from the guitarist Ronald, who uses his guitar in a truely unique and original way; as an intrument of many sounds rather than a chord producing stringy-box. This album is consistently brilliant. There aren't any bad songs on it, just better ones. Eeeeee.
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For all the hype (albeit deserved) that surrounded the Lips' last release, "The Soft Bulletin", this was their first great record, and remains their highest point so far. Having bought all their albums as they came out, one can clearly feel the evolution running through their records with the two previous works to "Clouds..." being lovable dress-rehearsals for this record.
It's often said, usually falsely, but "Clouds..." really is a record that sounds like no other. Dripping with heart-ache, paranoia, playful self-mocking humour and a large dose of plain weirdness, from start to finish "Clouds..." is one of the few classic albums of the 90's.
While "The Soft Bulletin" had a host of great moments it also lacks the complete soul of this record. "The Soft Bulletin" is a little more refined than "Clouds...", lacking as it does the skuzzy guitar and spine-tingling wild harmonies, but somehow it has less energy. From the gentle accoustic openings of "Braiville" to the amusing cataclysmic thrash of "Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World", through the album's highpoint, "They Punctured My Yolk" (which comes across as the Beach Boys playing Spiritualized playing Suicide) up to the oddly comforting "Bad Days", the Lips' have created a record that comfortably sits alongside Suede's "Dog Man Star", REM's "Automatic For The People", the Manic's "Holy Bible", any Tindersticks or Low record and Kristin Hersh's "Hips And Makers" as a truly great record of the Second Movement of 20th Century Rock.
If you enjoy "The Soft Bulletin" then you're safe adding this to your CD collection. Ignore the one-star review above. This is as good as it gets.
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By A Customer on 11 Feb. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Most people won't find this review very helpful anyway, but here goes. The Flaming Lips just seem to get better and better with every album, although many argue that 'The Soft Bulletin', released in 1999, is better than 'Yoshimi battles the pink robots', released in 2002. Also, it has often been said (and deservedly so) that the Flaming Lips really don't sound like anyone else. I can't compare this album to any album by any other people. The only other album that bears even a slight resemblance to this one that I can think of is their own 'Transmissions from the satellitte heart'. With this album they developed their sound even further than had previously been done, and as a result, the album doesn't have one bad track on it. True, some songs are better than others, but none of them are truely bad. One good thing about the album is the strangely affective lyrics. 'They punctured my yolk' genuinely makes me feel sad, even though I don't know what the song's about. 'Bad days' is a brilliantly uplifting song, and 'When you smile' is a truely wonderful song, that really does make you smile wide. Better than any of their earlier albums (except perhaps 'Hit to death in the future head'), this is a good place to start with the Flaming Lips.
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By N.D VINE VOICE on 20 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Ditching much of the rawness of previous works (telepathic surgery, hit to death...) the lips come up witha truely focused album that seems to be a natural predecseeor to the soft bulletin. Though far more guitar based than that excellent album it still shows a marked move towards a more organic sound. Excellent lyrics, excellent effects and indeed an excellent purchase for any lips fan.
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Working my way back to this from the soft bulletin, I was very pleasantly surprised by this album. The soft bulletin is a fabtastic album, and so is this but the two are very different. Here, the lips are more lo-fi, there are more guitars, there is more crackly noises, but still fantastic song and bizzare yet strangely affecting lyrics.
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