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The Soft Bulletin

The Flaming Lips

1999

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The Soft Bulletin

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3.35

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5

Dreamy; heartfelt; frankly spoken and delivered lyrics that sound like they're coming from the neighborhood kid. Ultra intricate layering worthy of the call out to Pet Sounds. Basically, this album is the blueprint for the indie art band sound that became such a hit by 2010.

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5

Definitely a The Flaming Lips fans. I'd probably prefer Yoshimi over The Soft Bulletin but this is my 2nd fav album of theirs. Also a huge fan of Wayne Coyne's vocals, although sometimes from live performances they sound a bit rough, recorded they have that perfect balance of normal-sounding-guy with a passionate vulnerability. Race for the Prize is ever so more relevant in our COVID world. The Flaming Lips whole vibe is happy melancholia; softly sad but smiling, dancing, and laughing while slowly letting tears fall. Their concerts always look like one big party, I'd love to go to one but a bit sad I missed out when they were in their prime. 4.5 to 5 for me.

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5

It was groundbreaking at the time, and it's still excellent now. Love the crunchy drums and Fridmann production.

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5

Listened to this album a lot in 1999, together with Mercury Rev's Deserter's Songs. Band is operating in their own universe. A lot of these 1001 albums have a perfect song order and build up. Just like this album, which might take some time to grow. At some point, it gets a bit messy and crowded, with all these little noises, and then "What Is The Light" starts..

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5

I love the Lips. They make me proud to be American in the age of American decline. They tapped into something new with this album. Still raw like their early stuff, but dropped the guitars and picked up electro beats, glossy detuned disney synth strings. Still relentlessly optimistic. They started composing. Matt and I unintentionally saw the Lips a couple years after Soft Bulletin came out at the Seattle Pier with De La Soul, Kinky, and CAKE. At the time I didn't fully get what they were going for on stage. Random people in furry costumes danced around the stage. Glitter everywhere, splashing off the drums. shooting out from a hand cannon. Wayne sang through a microphone that blew out green smoke and crushed fake blood over his forehead. I untintentionally saw them a couple more times as they got bigger and Wayne started rolling over us all in the audience inside a giant clear balloon and convincing people from the crowd to jump onstage and dance naked. Digress. In the Climate Pledge Arena of America's greatest bands, there will one day be a Flaming Lips banner hanging proudly in the rafters, somewhere next to the Grateful Dead, the Mothers of Invention, and KISS. This is thier Revolver, or maybe thier Kid A. But dressed with a weird American glittery excess, self indulgence, and hope that seems out of touch with practical reality. A+

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Whiny indie-pop skip-divers respectfully plunder pop history as far as their moderate talents allow. At their best, that's far enough for a couple of songs (The Spiderbite Song, for example) to get within kissing distance of the hem of Peter Stampfel's ragged gown.

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5

Great stuff from a band in their prime

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5

I can easily see this going down as an all time favorite for me, it is gorgeously produced, trippy as all hell, and genuinely tearjerking. Appeals to me massively as an indie fan.

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5

loved it.

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5

Very easy listening. Good background music while you work or hang out

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5

Great background music. I like it.

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5

Lisää nuoruuden suosikkilevyjä. Ei ihan yhtä selvä vitonen kuin Oasis mutta eipä tälle voi yhtään vähempääkään antaa. Ei sorru yhtä överiksi vedettyyn progeiluun ja psykeilyyn kuin jotkut muut Flaming Lipsin levyt.

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5

Excellante

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5

Traveled to OKC to see the band play this record on NYE. Big fan.

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5

Seems to be the least popular Flaming Lips album for SOME reason. A wonderful soundscape, Wayne Coyne just does not know how to make bad music

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5

Had heard this many times, an all-time classic in my opinion.

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5

Already listened. The Spark that Bled is great.

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5

Geweldig album, maar ik kende deze uiteraard al. Ik heb 'm op CD.

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5

the boldness and creativity from the flaming lips never ceases to amaze me. what a fun and fearless group. the wry innovation within their compositions should be an industry standard.

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5

Epic soaring

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like!

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5

A joy to listen to. This was my first introduction to The Flaming Lips in 1999 and have never looked back.

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5

A surprisingly beautiful album. A rare album that I threw back on immediately after listening to it. It's weird, but also has some wonderfully sticky hooks in it, as well as some varied instrumentation and some interesting noise influences here and there. Could imagine enjoying a relaxing evening flying among the stars to this record. Favorite tracks: "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton", "Waitin' on a Superman", "Feeling Yourself Disintegrate"

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5

un 5.

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5

Listened to this one a bunch of times. More than I normally give an album. It’s great, oddball lyrics that I’m not entirely sure I followed but liked. Elements of progressing psych, electronic and all sorts of just unique Flaming Lips. Definitely 9/10

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5

Intricately layered and beautifully produced. This album was incredibly influential when it came out and it holds up very well. These songs are so well written and constructed that it almost sounds less complex than it actually is. It is one of those albums which rewards multiple listens due to the amount of stuff going on in each song.

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5

Here's the perfect blend of dream pop and trippy indie rock that I didn't know I was waiting for. Must have been pretty far ahead of its time, so much so that it still sounds better than the majority of indie rock bands that got popular with exactly this kind of sound more than 10 years later.

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5

I fucking love everything the flaming lips does

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5

incredible arrangements

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5

Feels like I am floating adrift on an ocean of sonic goodliness. A great way to start my day.

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5

After hearing the follow-up to this album "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" and giving it a 5 upon first listen I was hoping this one wouldn't disappoint... and it does not. Honestly I have no idea how I missed out on these guys when these albums were released - it has everything I love about music; detailed harmonies, gorgeous melodies, dramatic arrangements, interesting instrumentation, and just a little imperfection here and there (e.g. vocals - which work perfectly with their music). All the while having accessible songs. Another 5 - this is becoming a favourite act of mine. 9/10 5 stars

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5

So good!

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5

Muito bomm

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5

Genius, really lush and diverse, with lyrics that tell a story and work as a whole piece. Loved it.

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5

awesome 5 out of 5

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4

Twee in places but still got a lot of instrumentation and sounds in it

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4

Awesome record, great atmosphere. I love Wayne’s voice. Favourites are “A Spoonful Weighs a Ton” and “The Spiderbite Song.”

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4

Fun album, solid listen

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4

this one is cool

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4

4,5

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4

Good album overall. The Flaming Lips definitely show their range and versatility on this one. Sounds fresh after 20+ years. Not quite at their peak, but close.

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4

Minner litt om et elektronisk kaizers. Liker det etter to sanger hverfall. Teatralsk og spennende

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4

Not my favorite Flaming Lips record, but it's up there. Listening to Race for the Prize is pure indie pop bliss.

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4

Nice Flaming Lips album. Definitely need to give this one more listens.

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4

Not my fav record of theirs but still very awesome.

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4

I like the flaming lips but haven't taken a dive into their discography. This is a good album and I would listen again as it is what I think of when I think of the flaming lips.

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4

Not as good as robots but still loved this. The opening 2 tracks are fantastic

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4

Bit of a Niel Young style to his voice. The Spiderbite song was weird but also seemed genuinely caring. The Gas was my highlight.

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4

Strange and uplifting. Sometimes becomes a bit meandering and I lose focus. Nonetheless, presses a lot of my buttons. Love the chaotic drum energy.

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Favorites: Race for the Prize, The Spark that Bled, Spiderbite Song, What is the Light, The Gash, Waiting for Superman, Feeling Yourself Disintegrate, Sleeping on the Roof Widely considered to be the one of the greatest albums of the 90's and the Flaming Lips' masterpiece.

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4

Nice melodies with good singing, sometimes more experimental

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4

Wow, not expecting that. Totally fit in with what I’ve been into.

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4

Never listened to flaming lips but this has notes of YES, Neil Young and Radiohead.

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4

Never heard this. Pretty bad ass - The textures and layers - geez

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4

It was a pleasant listen.

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4

Nie jest złe trochę nudy

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4

J’ai bien aime comme musique d’ambianceen faisant d’autres trucs. J’ai porte attention plusieurs fois ca rj’aimais ce que j’entendais.

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4

Qué lyrics y qué música. No los conocía y fueron un gran descubrimiento.

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4

Sehr nett

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4

Not my favourite Flaming Lips but still so great.

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4

From the first few notes and the pounding drums of Race for the Prize you know this album has chops. The Lips toned it down from their harsher punkier origins for this album and introduced some very nice catchy melodies. This album was a harbinger of even greater things to come.

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4

Catchy songs, lush orchestration and production, kooky lyrics and song titles. Singer sounds a bit like Neil young at times. I've listened to them in bits over the years but remember that all the cool people liked them.

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4

Tego albumiku bym sie tutaj nie spodziewal, nie jest to album z wysp brytow, nie jest latwy w odbiorze, od strony technicznej brzmi mocnym garazem, ale jednak posiada status kultowego wsrod okolo psychodelicznych albumikow wczesnych 2k, album z 99, gatunkowo rock utrzymany w klimacie psychodelicznym wykorzystujac do tego poteznie rozbudowane symfonie, instrumenty, dzwieki, sample, halasy i wokal tworza jedna spojna i niepowtarzana calosc, trzeba mocno podkrecic na glosnosci zeby wsluchac sie w niuanse melodii, ale jest to gra warta swieczki, od pierwszego do ostatniego traka wylewa sie to z plyty, otwierajacy mocno drumowy banger, jak i zamykajacy sleeping on the roof ktory do perfekcji wykorzystuje proste sample i klawisze, tworzac z nich czilujacy ending plyty, opening juz byl na plejce, to dorzuce taka 9 i 6

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4

Nice

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4

Fun. Definitely felt like a story .. this feeling of traveling along. I especially liked “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton”. Man his voice sounds strained though

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4

I actually really enjoyed this. Never given 🔥👄much of a chance but I thought this was a really slick album. Opening track is quality

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4

Love this album, love them. Think I'd use the term earnest for this one.

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4

En ole aiemmin harrastanut tätä orkesteria. Otetaan tarkempaan seurantaan.

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4

This is honestly one of the best psychedelic pop records of all-time. It is a joyous, celestial celebration of sound where symphonic music meets pop music on an acid trip. Big fun.

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4

Just gets stronger as the album goes on - Especially from what is the light onwards - will be back to this for sure

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4

I didn't fully listen to the whole album, which messed up my listening experience, but I can say I did enjoy it. I've had issues with this because I've been off work, then followed by traveling. I hope to be able to accomplish my daily listen in a few days.

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4

Didnt finish it but was actually enjoying it, quite old school indie rock

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4

This is a good one for the car, really like this album.

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4

Skjærende vokal, pompøse tekster, akkurat på grensa til å bli for ektefølt... Men det funker for meg! Hørte gjennom i senga i går kveld, og følte mange følelser. Rått og ømt, passe storslagent noen steder. Observerer at feel yourself disintegrate bruke "brrapa brrap" 20 år før trap var en greie. Virkelig nyskapende.

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4

I dug

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4

I wish I knew how they get that wonderful sound.

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4

This is another one I have very fond memories of. Transmissions from the Satelite Heart was my first Flaming Lips album and I loved it dearly. This one isn't my favorite, but it's still one of their better albums, for sure. What takes this one down a notch for me was that it included a remix at the end, which felt kind of dumb and/or cheap to me. I didn't get. I still don't. Still, Flaming Lips.

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4

I didn't get it at all on my first listen, grew on me on the second time through though. This would be a phenomenal album for a road trip through the forested country side or a camping trip. Pretty good but reviews that told me it was one of the best albums of the 90s set me up for disappointment.

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4

Flaming lips sound and arrangements. Good Album 3.5

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4

4/5 - Not my cup of tea, but good for what it is

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4

Dreamlike throughout. Not always a good dream, sometimes a little sad or scary, but always ethereal. I liked it?

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4

Pretty solid

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4

I prefer Yoshimi, but tough to deny the excellent songs, beautiful melodies and innovative arrangements of this unique musical experience. 4 🌟

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4

again slowish, psycheish, chill, etc, but a bit better

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4

Pretty good!

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4

IDK what it is, but the Flaming Lips have my number. I'd only ever heard Yoshima vs the pink robots before seeing them live and I loved that. This isn't quite as good, but a trippy weird vibe that just hits me perfectly. I think its because it has similar tendencies to the prog metal I like but with a chill vibe suitable for morning coffee.

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4

I feel like the Flaming Lips put a lot of things that apart would sound awful but together make for a really unique, enjoyable sound. Honestly might give it a second listen just to decide on 4 or 5 stars. UPDATE: didn't listen again, staying safe with a 4.

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4

Race For The Prize has me interested. Three tracks in and I can feel the album really has musical legs that it is stretching. The lyrics of this album are really good. By the end of this album, I was hooked. Will merit a second listen.

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4

Ecco un altro album che mi ha messo seriamente in crisi. Conoscevo i Flaming Lips da alcuni pezzi ma non avevo credo mai ascoltato un album intero. Sono rimasto davvero piacevolmente colpito, il loro stile ha un fascino innegabile su di me e incontra pienamente i miei gusti. Ho trovato i pezzi molto originali, tanto più sapendo che è un album del 1999. Un'altra nota sicuramente positiva è il fatto che lo spirito dei pezzi varia abbastanza, mi piace come ci siano pezzi più seri e pezzi più surreali. Comunque The Spiderbite Song è un capolavoro. Ho apprezzato quasi tutti i pezzi e ne ho messi diversi tra i preferiti. Forse l'unico lato negativo è che sento che è un album a innamoramento lento, ci vorrebbero più ascolti protratti nel tempo perché penso che ci siano parecchie chicche che ci vuole tempo per apprezzare. Per me è un 4.5 che però, con mia enorme sorpresa, per qualche motivo non mi sento di promuovere a 5 anche se vorrei. Forse diventerà un 5 dopo altri ascolti.

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I Flaming Lips sono un gruppo che sicuramente approfondirò. Quest'album mi è piaciuto molto a livello compositivo: arrangiamenti originali e testi veramente belli. L'unica nota negativa per me è stata la voce, ci ho messo un po' per digerirla (inizialmente ho pensato che la voce del cantante dei Mew sarebbe stata ideale perché leggermente più precisa), ma dopo un po' di ascolti sono arrivato alla conclusione che mi piace così com'è e che non sarebbe stata la stessa esperienza se cantato diversamente. Aggiornamento: ho ascoltato un altro album loro dopo questo, per curiosità... Ho scoperto solo dopo che è in lista ahahah

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4

Bangeeeeeeer!

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4

Great drumwork, synths and general breadth of sounds.

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4

Okay maybe I like the flaming lips more than I thought

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4

An album that grows on you. It has some great songs and some that are kind of forgettable.

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4

Nice! Much more enjoyable than I would have guessed, but I'm here for it.

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4

I liked it, but I can see why The Flaming Lips aren't for everyone. If you like the Lips, you'll definitely love this one.

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4

pretty pretty cool

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4

There's a distorted sound to the drums on the first track. I'm not sure if its intentional or my poor equipment. Anyway, I have heard of the Flaming Lips, but am not very familiar. They lead vocals on Race for the Prize sounds like Neil Young. The more I read about these guys the more I like them. They did a concert during the pandemic in bubbles and the audience was in bubbles too. Just brilliant! Do You Realize is a song I do know - but it's not on this album. That must be how I know them. This album has made me a fan though. Great inclusion on this list. There's so much happening with these songs. Music, lyrics, experimental stuff all mixed up. I like the whole weirdness of it. As this album goes, I like it more and more. I never would have listened to this or gave it much of a thought. Moreover, if I did, I doubt I'd listen to the full album, but this is a complete album where each song has something great about it. There's a Beatles psychedelic vibe to many of the songs, which I also like, especially What is the Light, A Spoonful Weighs a Ton ,even Race for the Prize. Spiderbite song was really good too. Call it a 4.5

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4

That's a style I quite like

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4

Amazing album. Great use of different sounds and techniques. Soft, artsy, dram pop-rock.

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4

Typical Flaming Lips album. Good, borderline great.

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4

I did not like this album on first listen, particularly the vocals, but it definitely gets better with each listen. The sound is very layered and the dynamic between the instrumentals and the melancholic lyrics help create a unique vibe. The lyrics reflect on humanity: the joys and struggles of daily life. Favorite tracks: Race For The Prize, A Spoonful Weighs A Ton, Bugging, What Is The Light, Suddenly Everything Has Change, The Gash.

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4

Twinkle precious stardust vibes

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4

I’d call the Flaming Lips, and this album, Dirty Precious. It’s an interesting combo of stripped down and dirty guitar and drums and spacey synth with transcendental/cutesy lyrics. The first song is one of my favorite songs, especially to dance to. The album is very solid, though I ft the limitations of their kit and at times it gets repetitive in the drum realm. Great album though. 4.

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4

Great album, but not their finest hour. Very good precursor but Yoshimi is their finest.

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4

Nice and spooky

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4

Almost certainly their best album. Like the big pseudo-symphonic psychedelic sound. Alot packed in there. Always respected Wayne for staying rooted in Oklahoma rather than moving to a coast or a larger metropolis.

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4

"Waiting for a Superman" is very catchy, gets into my head. Weirdly, the "Mokran mix" is preferable to the original. "The Gash" has a great big sound, this is the side of Flaming Lips that I like the best. There are a lot of songs on this album that make me focus on how pitchy Wayne Coyne is. I do respect what they are doing though. Crazy that they were a band for 13 years before they struck gold with this album. Waffling between 3 and 4 stars.

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4

It was good, but unfortunately lacks the special elements from Yoshimi to really pump it up.

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4

A classic

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4

Pretty nice flaming lips album. Wayne Coyne does a nice job having a very soothing and chill singing style. The lips always have had interesting beats and their lyrics can dig a little deeper. This was a pretty good listen. There were a few beats that stood out that felt modern. 7.7/10

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4

Another Great choice Wayne Coyne at his lyrical best, Love "Race For The Prize" my Favourite here

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4

Iv never really got into the flaming lips, I think it’s the vocals that initially put me off. After the first listen I can clearly see why this album is on the list, I just don’t enjoy it as much as other indie albums for the same era. So I made a bit more effort and gave it a couple of more listens today and wow so glad I did. Musically and lyrically this is brilliant. Not quite a master piece but a solid 4 stars, will continue to listen to this album going forward

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Ah yes, the Flaming Lips. Proving that music peaked in 1969 and again in about 1999. If you get a chance, watch a video of their concerts. I don’t like everything they ever did, but nearly every song in here is inventive and surprisingly listenable. Some people like Yoshimi better. They’re wrong. This is better.

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4

Beautiful is the word that comes for mind.

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4

It's cool to hear this band as I feel like this style was ahead of its time for 99. I enjoyed the album, some of the songs were a bit noisier than I typically like though

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4

I always find myself avoiding the Flaming Lips because of Wayne Coyne but every time I do listen, it's super enjoyable. The orchestration is lovely and grand, and this album goes interesting places without being totally alienating

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4

Ace stuff. Love the Flaming Lips

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De cara uma das coisas que mais gostei no álbum foi a estética, a capa e todo o conjunto que forma ele me agrada muito e é uma estética que carrego em projetos pessoais. É um álbum que eu nunca tinha ouvido, mesmo já conhecendo a banda, talvez seja aqueles álbuns que cresça conforme vamos ouvindo, não fiquei apaixonado, mas gostei do álbum, talvez eu ouça ele mais algumas vezes pra ter um veredito, mas até o momento minhas músicas favoritas são: race for the prize; the spark that bled e feeling yourself disintegrate.

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4

Nice to get a refresher on this album

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4

I own this and occasionally put it on, but it’s another one of those albums I don’t really think too much about until I’m reminded of its existence in some way. Then when I’m listening to it I always think I need more Flaming Lips in my life. This is a great album, I love the weirdness of the lyrics (the whole notion of Race for the Prize is just bananas) and the arrangements aren’t any less interesting. Listening to the whole thing as I am now but with more attention than usual, I’m struck by the mixing on the drums - they’re quite high up and very present - and also by the way that there seems to be a basic structure for the songs… but other than that, they could just as easily be completely improvised around that skeleton for all I know. (The lyrics hint at that, as do some of the instrumental backing bits.) Idiosyncratic is the best description.

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Il m’aura fallu quelques écoutes, échelonnées dans les dernières années, pour enfin apprécier cet album. La forte présence des synthétiseurs enveloppants, le traitement radical de la batterie, le sens des mélodies sont les points forts. Une certaine homogénéité des titres et la fragilité de la voix me plaisent moins.

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4

Très bon album, l'ai écouté 2 fois Premier de la série que je compte m'acheter la galette

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4

The Flaming Lips at their best in songwriting. Marked the beginning of a modern psychedelia sound that we'll see revisited in artists like MGMT. Tracks are symphonic and beautiful, easy to slip into. Just as good as Yoshimi, except instead of a concept album full of interdepencies, any track here could stand on its own. Many parts sound like 60s psychedelic pop albums, I can hear Pet Sounds and Odessey and Oracle at several points, but they utilize modern production to create an identity for themselves that later neo-psychedelic groups would follow.

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4

Para escutar

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4

Weird but works. Wish I could give like a 3.8 score so I’ll just round it up. Who is Mokran? He’s awesome

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4

Fantastic album, probably a 4.6 or 4.7

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4

Love this album. Full of joy and hugely uplifting

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4

Never listened to the Lips before... this was a fun album

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4

Not the Flaming lips I know best, but very flaming lips.

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4

Another delightfully mellow album. I like this a LOT for working. Dare I say it has a strong prog feel? Many times I felt like they played Genesis-type drumming fills (no pun intended haha). I think I actually like this one better than the Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots?? I would give it 4.5 if I could.

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4

The Flaming Lips, eccentric name aside, is weirdly never hit never miss in the two albums that this list imposes upon the listener. Perhaps that is the why here, that music that neither bores nor excites, softens or enrages, that one could both wake up and fall asleep to, does in fact exist and can be simply accepted for what it is. While innocuous music certainly is not rare, The Flaming Lips have in a way made their generally acceptable sound their selling point. Their sound does not seem heavily engineered, lending them a certain feel of indie-rock without the shortfalls of a limited or inexperienced budget. Musically, the drums were probably the most noticeable in terms of being different. "The Spiderbite Song" being an example, where the drums were given some added effect. However, upon closer listening the drums seemed to have consistently been tweaked in a creative way, as if they refused to use a drum cage opting instead to put the drumset somewhere else in the building and keep all the doors open. Overall, this is a fine listen and the band sounds young and motivated. Vocals are not perfect but they are not trying to be, and that lends to the aforementioned indie-band feel.

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4

Flaming good

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4

Didn’t like it at first, but grew on me slowly. Often found myself wishing the best bits would last longer though.

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4

Some really good tracks on here. Much better than expected.

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5* for the great cinematic music.... minus 2 for the guy screeching over the top!

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3

Chill

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Listened before

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OK.

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Great stuff - giving it a three for now as I didn’t get to listen to it as much as I wanted.

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Not bad but certainly nothing special or memorable

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5/10

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ok

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The flaming lips have gotten a couple albums on this list. They always have interesting orchestration. But do they need to be on the list?

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First One

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Interesting but ultimately a little too far out for my tastes. Wayne Coyne is a fascinating frontman.

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Listened to it before. Disappointed then, nothings changed. Meh.

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Liked the instrumentals, lead vocals not my favourite.

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Not bad, I like Flaming Lips but I must admit I get a bit bored after a while with them.

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Not a huge flaming lips fan, but was nice background music.

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Not my favorite Flaming Lips album but a really good one.

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Earns its title as an indie classic - sounds like an album that could have been released within the past 5 years. Not all of the tracks are stunners and sometimes wear their welcome thin with repetitive arrangements, but there are enough high points here to make for an enjoyable listening experience.

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i found his voice a bit difficult, i recognised one or two songs in there. it was alright, not sure what the big deal is. it makes me think every festival experience anyone has ever had is only half as good as they think

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It’s fine. But who gives a shit about it? Blah blah “destroy” blah blah “weird”

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There are better songs of Flaming Lips waiting to be discovered. I like their style though!

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Album is cool. I like the Intro. I personally listened to the Album while doing homework. While I feel like it was good none of its songs are memorable on their own. I feel like all these songs are good together, but I probably won't be listening to any singles from this album.

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Interesting and complex melodies without sounding like they were trying to make a statement. Coyne's unique style is evident the whole way through. Not a huge fan of his styling, but the album is intriguing.

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Pretty good. Race for the Prize is an all-time great song. 7/10

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War schon in der anderen Playlist - 3

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Well a mixed bag for me, enjoyed some of them but a few of them just a bit twee with mad lyrics. The one about spider bites and car crashes was irritating, the lyrics were quite predictable and the concept annoying. Doubt I'll listen again

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3 * weils ok ist

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I’ve always like the Lips from a distance, but sitting with this album and really actively listening to it made me realize that I think my issue with them really just comes down to Wayne. I don’t love the voice and, frequently, don’t love the lyrics. I really wish I did! Some super interesting arrangements throughout. I’m sure it’s fun live. But man… I would love to hear a different singer cover this from start to finish.

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Wasn't a fan at the beginning, then it grew on me a bit. Some cools tracks and i ended up quite liking it.

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Very solid 3. The first track - Race for the Prize was probably my favorite. I enjoy the instrumentals and sound mix a fair bit more than lead vocals, but that said, I do genuinely love their big bits and his odd vocals are a big reason why

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Can see why people love them but just not my cup of tea

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mmm

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First Flaming Lips album I've listened to and was pleasantly surprised after hearing some of the negativity in our group. First track was really good. High 2 rounded up to 3!

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Peruskolmonen. Ei oikein muuta sanottavaa tästä.

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Levyllä oli sekä hyviä hetkiä, että vaisumpia kohtia. Tarvitsisi varmasti useita kuuntelukertoja, että tähän pääsisi sisälle.

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At first listen I thought it boring. It grew on my as I listened a second and then a third time. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but it's decent enough.

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Ei tuttu bändi entuudestaan. Levy olisi varmastikin ansainnut enemmän kuin yhden kuuntelukerran. Hautautui vähän liikaa työnteon taustamusiikiksi rauhallisen tyylinsä takia. Mutta tykkäsin kyllä.

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Ihan menevää kamaa maanantaille

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yea it was ok idk

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Occasionally grating, consistently interesting, constantly evolving, mostly lovely and overall a very enjoyable album.

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2010s indie pop sounds in the 90s. While pretty much ahead of it's time, this isn't the sound that appeals to me the most. Breaks and instrumentals are quite interesting, however. Overblown drums and distortion is quite prelevant. I guess it is the vocal, which turns me off. Song structures are quite, i.e. in the song \"The Spark that Bled\" are very groovy guitar instrumental breaks, and structure doesn't follow the exact pop formula. Also, how good is the slow part in \"The Observer\"?

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I felt moved by the spider bite song it was really nice. The first song irritated me slightly.

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The album is common, most of the tracks are punk rock.

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Chill album. Virker som et album man sitter i en kjeller rundt et bord og drikker brus og øl og alt mulig og prater bullshit.

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I prefer their later stuff, but did see the 20th anniversary show of this album at Brixton Academy. It was awesome

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This was released around the time I went to Uni, and I saw them in a 1/3 full venue shortly after the album came out - I don't think I'd even heard of them at the time, being dragged along by a cooler friend who was into alternative US rock. It was probably the best, most life-affirming concert I'd ever seen. I saw them again in the same venue about 9 months later and it was packed to the rafters, and just as good. I've seen them since and they didn't quite capture the same magic (it felt a little too culty in larger halls), but those 2 shows were very special. Race for the Price will probably be listened to for as long as we have music, and there is a certain something to the album that doesn't really sound or feel like much else. However, I never loved this record as much as others - maybe as to me it paled against the live show from the era.

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I’ve been aware of The Flaming Lips but never given their music a chance. Overall I’m pretty impressed and could see this growing on me the more I dive into it. A solid 3 for now. “Race For The Prize” was my favorite.

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Nice album but nothing special, i dont know if im going to listen it again more than one or two songs

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Seems like the kind of thing you’d have to listen to a couple dozen times to “get.” Ain’t got time for that in this game. It’s… more than a little weird.

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Not bad

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Very enjoyable.

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Dreamy!

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Happy vibes. Didn't feel like turning it off at any point. Flows well. Nothing sounds terrible but nothing stands out. Sounds too much like the songs belong in a musical. I'm not really into musicals.

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Le produzioni e composizioni di questo album mi sono piaciute, e trovo anche interessante spesso come la band sta sul tempo un po’ claudicante ma comunque musicale. Un po’ mal sopporto il modo del cantante di stonare che mi sembra forzato a voler fare un po’ il fenomeno. Questo è un 3,5 pieno, ma gli do un tocco di meno perché troppo hipster.

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Interesting, deam-like songs.

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Wiki states that one reviewer claimed that "The Soft Bulletin might be the best record of the entire decade". I don't get it. This is my first introduction to The Flaming Lips, and I while I have nothing against this album - because its not bad, but I didn't find anything particularly compelling about it either. Nothing outstanding from either a vocal, lyrics or instrumentation perspective. 3/5

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Pretty good, but a little slow at times. 0RS

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a capa do álbum é neal cassidy dançando com a própria sombra viajando com LSD, o álbum todo tem uma vibe meio psicodélica primeira música abre com um motif legal, mas não sei o que acho da voz do vocalista a música tem muitas camadas, inclusive usa alguns sintetizadores the spark that bled eh bem nice the gash começa bem diferente, pesada com instrumentos de sopro e um coro sleeping on the roof é bem legal, só instrumental com um ar espacial e barulhos de grilo, parece mesmo uma soneca

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Jobbiiigt. Musiken är jättebra. Melodierna och sättet bandet spelar på är innovativt, unikt, och bombastiskt bra. Men det finns tyvärr för många saker jag stör mig på, för att jag fullt ut ska kunna ta till mig The Flaming Lips. För det första, Wayne Coyne (jag tror det är han som sjunger) har inte en bra sångröst. Den är lite för gnällig och mesig, vilket stör mig. Det andra är texterna, som är banala och samtidigt gör anspråk på att vara djupa. Det fungerar säkert på människor som gillar att ta del av kultur som kan beskrivas som "quirky" (och gärna beskriver sig själv som "quirky"), men det stör mig. Ett exempel är The Spiderbite Song, som gör mig lite illamående. Det blir ändå en trea, för musiken håller så pass hög nivå. Det är bara synd att resten av upplevelsen låter som att bandet består av Uje Brandeliusar (och JA jag skriver detta utan att ha koll på Uje, men det KÄNNS bara så). Bästa låt: Feeling Yourself Disintegrate var vacker.

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Mad as a box of frogs.

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Not bad. Some of the songs were just... noisy. Like, the vocals were just quiet enough that I got way too much everything else

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I had never heard of The Flaming Lips before! This album was sonically interesting and enjoyable but not very "catchy", which is my usual preference. I liked "Feeling Yourself Disintegrate" the most.

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kinda want to give it 4 stars but it didn’t earn it like ok it was mid but was it better than mid? idk i slept through half of it who am i to judge

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I like the flaming lips and I like the concept, this one is not as good as YBTPR

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Eh I like flaming lips but found this a bit too mopey.

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Rock. Un poco aburrido.

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I already liked Race for the Prize, but Waiting for Superman rocketed to my favorite from this album, particularly the remix. Very good song.

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Sounds good

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Gets 3 because it was inoffensive but probably not one to seek out.

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6/10

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This was ok

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Un album qui s'est dévoilé sur le tard, chose que n'aura jamais réussi mon camarade d'écoute robpinaillère. En effet ce dernier n'a jamais vu sa carrière décoller, la faute à un talent minime si ce n'est inexistant.

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Attention, cet album ne peut s'apprécier qu'en suivant scrupuleusement une notice d'utilisation bien précise donnée par Robert dans le grimoire des 1001 albums. Sont notamment nécessaires quatre platines différentes sur lesquelles l'album doit être joué simultanément. N'ayant pas de platines à disposition, j'ai disposé mes quatre enceintes JBL aux quatre coins de la salle des profs de mon collège et ai ainsi pu écouter le projet de façon la plus optimale à la pause de midi.

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The best of this album IMO: - The Spiderbite Song Don't like the orchestral arrangements... It doesn't fit well... I like the heavy drums though. Voice isn't the greatest. Mixing is weird on some songs but it has a certain charm. After having a second Flaming Lips album on this list I can say that this band is not for me and it's okay. 2.7/5

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Nice to hear some more flaming lips

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It's nice, some songs are a bit corny for me but overall the songs are pretty good. I like the way they mix acoustic and electronic musicals in an interesting way.

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I wish it was better.

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Rating: 6/10 Best songs: The gash

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Pretty good

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Slow Rock, blues funk

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Very nice! Not super dynamic but enjoyable listening.

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Genre: Neo-Psychedelia 3/5 The Flaming Lips are one of those groups from the 90s that always ends up in this conversations of biggest influences from that decade, this album in particular. While the music is well-produced, neatly arranged, and with some interesting compositional choices that I found interesting to follow, the vocals were a complete miss for me. Do I like what The Spiderbite Song is doing musically and rhythmically, yes. Do I enjoy the Beatles ripoffs throughout the album, yes. Do I hate the sound of the vocalist in all of these instances, yes. I can’t get around it, unfortunately. Decent pop album, overall, though.

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Some cool tunes, but easily forgettable.

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Ok

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Some really nice instrumentals, but the vocals were just too ✨quirky✨ for me

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It was enjoyable but not something I would reach for

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So similar to Mercury Rev. Pleasant.

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nothing stand-out for me.

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I find Wayne Coyne to be remarkably insufferable – the QUIRK! – and though you can smell the bongwater throughout this, there's some good tunes.

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Ça part très fort avec Race for the prize. J’adore le mix saturé du drum. C’est dense comme album et on l’apprécie plus avec les écoutes. À écouter avec des écouteurs pour une meilleure expérience. On sent sur cet album les bases se mettre en place pour l’album suivant qui est je crois plus accessible (Yoshimi battles the pink robots). Personnellement je préfère le son rock qu’on retrouvait sur Transmissions From The Satellite Heart. Chanson préférée: Race for the prize

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Très intéressant. C’est la première fois que j’écoute un de leurs albums en entier. On fleurte avec le quétaine parfois. On dirais que les track de vocal retenues sont les 1057e. Il ne chante pas très bien en fait, mais je pense que ce n’est pas très important. Je pense aussi que de n’avoir que de l’audio nous donne accès à seulement une partie de l’expérience.

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Not bad, not bad. A bit mellow, but good at home music.

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I really enjoyed the album at the start, gave me some art-rock vibes you would find from the 60s and 70s. Race for the Prize was a great track to start off with. But as it went on and during a second listen, I enjoyed it less. I prefer Yoshimi Battles the Robots compared to this. Has some great songs but as a whole I didn't love it.

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Ex-junkies start to learn their instruments and enlist the help of an orchestra. Less about UFOs or Vaseline and more about human relationships, though the helium vocals are still here. They seem to start to realise coming out of the fug of alt-rock and smack that they have more ideas they can explore. Best Tracks: Race for the Prize; A Spoonful Weighs a Ton; Waiting for a Superman

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Wait, this isn’t the album with She Don’t Use Jelly??

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interesting, but mostly werid sounding and boring

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Weird, etherial, funny. Totally original. I'd never really listened to the Flaming Lips until Yoshimi but I'd listened to this album at that time. I waffle between a 3 and 4 on this one. My tastes have shifted over the past 20 years and I'm less into the band as I once was.

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As I mentioned in my review of Yoshimi, I've grown to dislike The Flaming Lips over the years after having once been a fan. I think Wayne Coyne is an unlikeable asshole who crawled up his own ass at some point. I also think the music has lost any sort of bite or charm it may once have had. That being said, I can be objective and view their music through the lens that I once did. Yoshimi holds up as a pretty good indie/alt rock/neo-psyche album. The Soft Bulletin doesn't hold up nearly as well. It's a good album, but I always got it confused with Clouds Taste Metallic, with my only point of reference being "one of them had This Here Giraffe, the most annoying song I've ever heard." Fortunately, that album is Clouds Taste Metallic. For their early albums, I much prefer In a Priest Driven Ambulance, which continues to hold up as my favorite album of theirs - a little more punk grit, a little more krautrock weirdness, and a bit of a throughline on religion to make it cohesive. I don't hate this album, but listening to it was more work than pleasure. The big crunchy drums on A Spoonful Weighs a Ton sound pretty cool though.

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there is a sound that is good but I feel is a little simple and unvaried. I can see why people would love this. Also what’s with the weird track listing

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Nice

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3 1/2

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Bom.

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Usually can’t stand these guys but this one was at least tolerable

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Meh

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I like a lot of The Flaming Lips but I always find it is selective listening. I usually don't want to listen to the whole album all in one go. Race for the Prize opens the album strongly but it's awhile before I get one of their tracks that I have always liked, Waitin' For A Superman.

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I always thought of them as the She Don't Like Jelly guys. This was much better than I expected. Still out there, but a bit more accessible.

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Some high highs mixed with lower points, this was decent sample of the Flaming Lips different sounds and song offering, but probably not their strongest album front to back.

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Everyone knows OF the flaming lips but tbh I can't think of anyone who actually likes them. I have a vague idea of what to expect, but interested to see what a full album is like. Ok so it's hard to listen to with headphones. The panning of the drums is off, mostly in the right and then there's a synth in the same frequencies on the left... this shouldn't have been allowed lol. And wiki is GUSHING over it... it's ok? It kinda seems like alt rock aiming for the stars. Not sure about the hype - seems more everyone thinking it's wonderful for its ambition rather than the end product. Again, it's ok. Old mate still hasn't learnt to sing since that ridiculous shit in the early 90s. 2/5 cause it's draaaaging towards the end.

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Really hated the vocals on this and otherwise was only semi interested in the music

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Ok, well made music not quite my taste.

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Kinda long, enjoyed the listen, need to revisit, 5/8 for now, liked the opening track a lot.

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Like Arcade Fire but this wasn't really for me.

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Race for the prize, A spoonful weighs a ton were pretty good. Skipped spiderbite song. I honestly think they'd be better if they just stayed instrumental Yeah the observer was good. The gash

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I'm sure this was ahead of it's time, so sonically speaking, but it doesnt do it for me.

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Good ol Flaming Lips, but a lot of the songs kind of blend together. I like the music but get distracted by the vocals/autotuning. Couple good songs on here though. Highlights: -Race for the Prize -Waiting for a Superman

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Can't tell if youtube music is low bitrate or the recording is just shit

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Whiny, annoying. Although I did like some hipster music from that era, I never understood the draw of this band.

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Nothing impressive at all. The lyrics are notably weak, the singing becomes annoying, and just a lot of filler between the first and last song which are the only decent tunes. The rest is playing with synths and keyboards and guitar pedals.

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Could not get into this

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“The Soft Bulletin” by The Flaming Lips (1999) The geek who desperately wanted to be cool, not comfortable in his own skin (or why not all STEM students are artists). Sprinkled with very occasional profundity, the lyrics are outside the mainstream, reflecting thoughtfully on topics that frequently don’t merit reflection. No soul, son. They display a certain fondness for non-referential paronomasia (meaningless puns) and the kind of logical puzzles that occupied the minds of the brighter students in middle school. Not much to really grab on to. There’s one interesting and progressive reflection (“The Spiderbite Song”) on how events in other people’s lives affect their relationships with us, but it lacks depth. And the lyrical weakness is not helped by the music. Vocals are very weak (like Neil Young on a very bad day) and the engineering is flawed by both excessive separation and the fact that the percussion sounds like it was recorded on one mic in gymnasium. Hugely distracting. The composition and arrangements are creative, but the result is mere idiosyncrasy. Overusing synthetic strings, they seem to be attempting the ethereal, but end up with soggy cereal. 2/5

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Un poco chillones y muy pop..

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Opening track is cool but there were quite a few moments where it sounded like a fairly standard band deliberately trying to be a bit wacky and weird. Lead singer Wayne Coyne comes across as a bit try hard too. There were a couple of "nice" songs, but ultimately a bit forgettable other than the opening track. 4/10

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Eteeristä ja alakuloista tunnelmointia. En oikeen ymmärrä tällaista, ei uppoa.

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Not a fan of the Flaming Lips at all. But the first track on this album is the only track I do like of theirs. Not terrible music, they just bug me.

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It’s a bit shit

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i liked a couply songs

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One minute into the LP and I got my Sharpie out and prepared to mark it a "1", but the song then made a genre like change and became  enjoyable. There are many other substantive style swings both inter song and intra song. There are many classic songs with intra song style changes. A Day in the Life comes to mind where we are forced to listen to Paul's verse in the middle. Gear changes aren't always fatal but, in this case, it sounds like the band couldn't decide  what sound they wanted so they threw everything at this LP including the kitchen sink. If asked, I'd say I had an open mind with avant-garde music but perhaps not so much. It could be my loss.   The singer's voice  sounds like Wilco's or, if I can be less decade specific, like Neil Young's. While I quite like both Jeff and Neil, it's not because of their voices. 

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2/5 nah.

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Meh.

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I somehow liked it way more before than now

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There was one song that I couldn't listen to (damn you Spotify). But to be honest, the album isn't all that great. Race For The Prize is the only good song on the album. 2/5 stars.

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When I hear The Flaming Lips I always find myself thinking, this sounds kinda like older music. But I'm also thinking, this sounds kinda new. I would give it a 2 1/2

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meh, seems whack

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67. Informam-se os presentes que a reunião de condomínio foi adiada por ausência forçosa do homem forte no quinto esquerdo, agora com outra morada permanente. Num assunto relacionado, informar todos os moradores que o elevador se encontra mesmo avariado, pelo que solicitamos que não abra a porta com confiança ao sair para o trabalho. Com os melhores cumprimentos, o gestor do condomínio. MotA: Race For The Prize "Two scientists are racing for the good of all mankind / Both of them side-by-side"

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MORTY! Why are you doing this? You had a bright future in interdimensional exploration! You could say this is experimental, or you could say it is unappealing to the (human) ear. It has the same sort of self-indulgence as prog rock but without the fun. Opening track sounds like a teacher singing nursery rhymes to the class because his boss INSISTED upon it, and he simply couldn’t afford to lose his job because he needs his health insurance and rent prices are rising, with some neat 90s beats to go with it. I like the instrumental actually. I kinda like how in Spark it changes tone several times. But it’s not exactly easy listening bossa nova for cruise ships. Spiderbite is another nursery rhyme, but with less impressive 90s beats. What is going on with the weird drum drops or whatever it is? I don’t know who would listen to this voluntarily. The Observer and The Gash are the only song I Liked™ off this album. Suddenly could’ve been great with a different singer, different melody and other lyrics. Brappappapp finds its bearings in the lofi 90s again, and I could possibly listen to it again. Over the loudspeakers in an off-brand pharmacy.

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Not my style of music, quite chaotic at times

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Crap

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First song was great to eat my mint chocolate chip ice cream to - refreshing. The rest sounded like the Flaming Lips; generally slow, and with reverb vocals. If you don't like the Flaming Lips, this album probably won't change your mind. Personally, I prefer Yoshimi & War at the Mystics.

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Emoji Monday:🙂/😒 I’ve always had a like/dislike opinion on the Flaming lips. Some good music and often irritating vocals. The songs here don’t rise to the “like” level. Just pretty average. 2.5 stars and rounding down because it’s a cranky Monday morning.

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Unlistenable.

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Not my cup of tea. Don’t especially like the vocals.

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extremely psychedelic and does not make much sense unless enjoyed in an introspective moment of thought. fav song was "Race for the Prize".

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Another one of these bands I've heard so much about over the years but never sat down to listen to an album start to finish. I can see the appeal here and imagine if you were a fan and invested in it it would be pretty cool. For the causal observer it's a bit inaccessible and hard to place: Do you listen to this at party or is headphones music? Had me a few times with some clever lyrics and the occasional head-bopping rhythm break, but not sure I'd come back to it anytime soon. Solid 2.5Stars

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thought he'd die half the way

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Honestly not my favorite. Drug music. Nothing against drugs, I just don't like my music sounding like drugs you know what I mean? Maybe if I was high I would've liked this one better.

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Put off by the vocalist and musically it just didn't resonate with me! Gave it a whirl but not really my cup of tea!

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this mama voice made me want to off myself. he was like wailing and oh just no. in the spider bite song especially it was nonstop. without the voice i’m sure it would be okay, but oh my god i cant. 1 or 2? I say 2 because genuinely the music was fine!

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Whiny drivel. Shouldn't there be some minimum requirement that a singer should know how to sing?

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Sometimes Indie is an excuse for bad singing

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Didn't really care for this one. Kind felt like a discount version of the other 90s bands

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Not really a fan - gave up after a few songs.

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I've never really understood the fascination people have for The Flaming Lips. This album is okay, but nothing really stands out and grabs hold of me.

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Неопсиходелик-бэнд из Штатов. Я не ценитель этого стиля музыки. Но из альбома понравились: Race For The Prize, Waitin' For A Superman. Моя субъективная оценка - 2.

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This album was good background music while I worked, but it all just kind of blended together into one low tempo, indie blob. It was okay, but again, another "not great" from this band. Hoping there isn't a third album of theirs in this project. With the many epic artists who I am sure did not get a spot in this project, were two Flaming Lips albums really necessary? I guess the creator and I can agree to disagree.

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this album wasn't awful! but i guess i now join the many people who are confused why two flaming lips albums are on this list. i understand this list is the albums you should listen to, not the best albums ever, but i remain befuddled. it had some nice moments, but on the whole, it wasn't anything remarkable. well, that's a lie, because the spiderbite song is going to stay with me for some time.

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I didn't know this band. It's not bad.

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Found this boring.

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Best Song: The Spark That Bled. The rhythm changeup that hits in the middle of the song is nice. Worst Song: The Spiderbite Song. The plodding pace, along with the basic rhyme scheme, makes this song almost feel like a Dr. Seuss book put to music. Overall: Thoughtful, well-produced music that doesn't sound as old to me as it apparently is. The vocals are almost too nasally, but they remind me of John K. Samson from the Weakerthans, which helps.

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It was okay, not quite my thing.

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More unique than what I heard before regarding arrangements, but very bizarre in different ways.

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Ah eeeehhh

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2.5

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Meh

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SO BORING.

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Started of well fell hard

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sounds good, just not my favorite

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Kaleidoscopic musical experimentation, mostly inoffensive to the ears and thankfully ignored by the brain. the whiney echoey vocals remind me of Mr hankey and I can't shake it. Something about it doesn't latch with me and the lyrics are utterly nonsensical. Race for the prize is the only song worthy of a single release. In fact a release at all.

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Just dont like Flaming Lips

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Shite. A low one (I know this is decent but I just really dislike these guys)

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Utter nonsense 1/5

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Mye fin instrumental her, men hadde det vanskelig for å bli vant til vokalen. Ble rett og slett litt skjærende til tider. Den eneste sangen som egentlig sto ut var The Gash, den var tung og deilig. Har gitt den flere sjanser, men tror ikke jeg kommer noe særlig tilbake til denne.

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Surprisingly didn’t like it. Heard great things about them, not anything I was a fan of.

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Wow. I- I - I- This album was IMPECCABLE. Where to begin. How about with the horrendous arrangements? Some of them started off innocently, like the slow opening credits of an old Disney film, but then a swarm of whining metal wasps enter to help arrange these disasters - er, sorry, REmasters. Ha. The album began so obnoxiously with The Race for the Prize I actually LOLed! The drummer’s little “one, two, one” couldn’t prepare me for that woefully rambunctious not unpleasant whatsoever madness; at some point a car alarm went off outside and I didn’t notice for a good 20 seconds because I thought it was part of the song. The background vocals combined with the sporadic bursts of percussion, jeez, I couldn’t help BUT nod my head. Like yes, bang bang, give us nothing! And is it just me or did the lead vocalist sound like Paul McCartney, but STRAINED? Like he was forced to run a 10K while singing exceptionally hollow lyrics. For example, listen to the line “They lifted up the SUUUUUNNNNNNNN” in A Spoonful Weighs a Ton (before the song descends into literal turmoil). Speaking of - The lyrics were so astonishingly simplistic, I couldn’t tell whether the songwriters were just high or perhaps … literary genius? Maybe you can help, because, from
 The Spark that Bled ~ “I accidentally touched my he-ead And noticed that I had been blee-eeding For how long I didn’t knoooow” it’s almost as if they’re implying that the singer just discovered he’d been bleeding from his head for quite some time I don’t know though I think I might be overanalyzing this… Or The Spider Bite Song ~ “When you got that spider bite on your hand I thought we would have to break up the band To lose your arm would surely upset your brain The poison then could reach your heart from a vein” Clear, to the point and nostalgic - no, really, it takes me back to first grade when we learned about RHYMES for the first time, I think I came up with a poem just like this actually Or even better, Buggin ~ “All those bugs buzzing around your head Well, they fly in the air as you comb your hair And the summertime will make you itch the mosquito bites Well, they bite Yeah, they bite But you still tell they're there” Guys I think they’re onto something here! Bugs bite, oh they bite alright! I got a mosquito bite on my ankle yesterday, do you think they’re implying that this bite was in fact, from the mosquito that bit my ankle that was bitten by the mosquito who decided to bite my ankle that had a bite from the very same mosquito? Lastly, Feeling Yourself Disintegrate started off promising with some unsettling “brap-bap-bap-brrrap-bap-bap-bap-bap”s , then dissolved into another timeless drone devoid of any meaning. This is the ENTIRE song (don’t worry I don’t think I can get a copyright strike bc of how deliciously generic the lyrics are): “Love In our life Is just too valuable Oh, to feel For even a second Without it But life Without death Is just impossible Oh, to realize Something is ending Within us Feeling yourself disintegrate Feeling yourself disintegrate Feeling yourself disintegrate Feeling yourself disintegrate Feeling yourself disintegrate Feeling yourself disintegrate Feeling yourself disintegrate Feeling yourself disintegrate” At this point I really felt myself begin to disintegrate. And combust. And become one with the dead mosquitos on my window net. With all that being said (I hope it was comprehensive enough), I think I might have weakly enjoyed this if I was unwillingly under the influence of some mysterious psychedelic plant, maybe the Flaming Lips have some to spare? Look I appreciate profundity in simplicity, but this was uh … pretty bad. Except for the first two, the tracks melted into an indiscernible mass of misplaced drums and ridiculously elementary, LITERALLY the tackiest lyrics I’ve seen in a long time. Wait, don't be offended, it’s honestly refreshing! It could also be that I’m laughably wrong and the album is too sophisticated for my measly uncultured in the genre of reverby rock (or wtvr this is) mind to process. I can never tell. After all, the band somehow has over 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify????

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Not keen ...on first listen...poor mans Mercury Rev. Contrived

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I did not like this at all. Had to turn it off after a few songs. Very annoying vocals.

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Pff really? Keep this to yourself please...

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Gave up near the end, did not enjoy

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Aimless, disjointed, nothing "catchy". Album never should have been cut.

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Pleasant enough music. Nothing unique to my ear. I don't own any of their music. Based on this album I probably will not be buying any either. Very average. Rate 1-2.

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This album should be renamed 'If bin juice made a noise it would sound like this'.

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Really cool, but not incredible

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Cool Sound.

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cool

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