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Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

The Flaming Lips

2002

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

Album Summary

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is the tenth studio album by American rock band the Flaming Lips, released on July 16, 2002, by Warner Bros. Records. The album saw the band pursue a more electronic direction than previous efforts, incorporating acoustic guitars and rhythms influenced by hip hop and top 40 music. The album was well-received critically and commercially, helping the band break into popularity, and was adapted into a musical in 2012.

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Rating

3.61

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4952

Genres

  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Pop
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Music for vegans who vape

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5

Another great surprise that expelled any/all preconceived notions I had upon seeing today's entry. Apparently (obviously) I know/knew absolutely nothing about The Flaming Lips, but this was/is immediately right in my wheelhouse. Maybe a concept album....sign me up. Dreamy - melodic - mysterious - gorgeous - electronic loops mixed with organic elements - just great music which is simultaneously accessible yet not predictable. How have I missed this album all these years? I'm looking forward to repeat listens of this in headphones. I wonder if at some point I end up viewing this as a five.....this is awesome. ...screw it. 5 stars for an album I'd never heard of 24 hrs ago 9/10 5 stars.

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5

I loved this album, although I knew about The Flaming Lips I've never listened to them. This album specifically has a lot of experimental electronic and progressive sounds but just enough to be a pleasant experience

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3

Mostly fine apart from the plagiarism

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The Flaming Lips play it safe, too safe. It feels like their Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is them outsourcing a record to a group of untalented and unmotivated born-again Christians. The Flaming Lips gave these Christians the assignment to create an uninspired piece of dream pop, without any edge, with the most dumbed-down cartoonish lyrics, and extremely awkwardly awful sounding vocal effects. I am happy to report that these Christians succeeded in creating one of the dumbest pieces of Rock/Dream-Pop that I have ever listened to. Their only mistake was the okayish Do You Realize, which is way too catchy for my taste. Well done, 1/5.

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5

This is the first album that I've been suggested that I'm intimately familiar with. There a several titanic songs on this album, including Fight Test, Yoshimi part 1, and Do You Realize. In between these songs is a psychedelic soundscape that guides you dreamily through the album. The instrumentals on this album are incredible. No two songs sound alike, and yet the album has a cohesive feel. 5/5

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5

A weird experience, definitely. It mixes in stuff that sounds like early-2000s pop with some alternative music things that I can now see that have even affected some other more modern music that I've heard. The whole album works wonderfully together and it has a solid musical theme throughout, but no one specific song jumps out to me as outstanding. A good listen, which I'd recommend to _most_ people, though.

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5

Yesssssss.... This is hands down one of my all-time favorites. A kitschy, fuzzy, psychedelic odyssey in the form of a sci-fi anime rock opera. Every song is cinematic, melodious, and fun. Covering topics like sentient robots and vitamin-eating Japanese schoolgirls.

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5

It's super vibey, and I love it. The lyrics/voice are engaging and fit extremely well with the backing track. I especially liked the keyboard in the songs it was featured in, but each instrument had it's time in spotlight. In addition, no instrument overpowered another. This is an album that I could put in the background while I'm just thinking as it's pretty relaxing. Favorite track: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1

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5

An incredibly unique and pleasurable listening experience.

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5

Amazing album, so rich and weird. The melodrama and soaring instrumentals are fantastic.

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5

A modern classic. The Flaming Lips take an unusual storyline (really only apparent in the first few songs) and explore themes of mortality and love. The music is dreamlike and uses both analog and digital instrumentation to create a lush backdrop.

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5

Great album, was already in my favourites list. Cohesive, tells a story without being too blatant, and I love the mix of folky warble with some electronics influence.

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5

This album is a masterwork of an end-to-end experience. Every song is meticuously layered and arranged, creating an expansive and enveloping sound. I think "Fight Test", "Are You a Hypnotist??" and "In the Morning of the Magicians" are good examples of this. But breaking up the album and considering it song by song, undermines the value of the ablum, which is at it's highest as a whole. Although the creators have insisted this is not a concept album, there is a unifying feel and an arch to that I continuously enjoy experiencing end-to-end.

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5

One of my favourite albums, by one of my favourite artists, of all time. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is brilliant and life affirming on many different levels. Individually, each track is excellent, but collectively they add up to a single piece that is even greater than its individual parts. It's accessible and catchy, yet a bit weird and experimental. It manages to combine being a sci-fi semi-concept album about pink robots and a vitamin-popping girl, with universal truths and philosophies that go straight to the heart of the uncertainty and unknowingness of life and our insignificance in the universe: "I don't know how a man decides what is right for his own life, it's all a mystery" (Fight Test), "The universe will have its way, too powerful to master" (In the Morning of the Magicians). At the end it helpfully provides the the answer of what to do about these overwhelming questions: "Instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know you realize that life goes fast, it's hard to make the good things last" (Do You Realize??). I.e. Sadness is inevitable, don't worry about the big things that we can't control. Be grateful for your life, enjoy it, and share it with others. That message, along with the journey to get there, is the main reason I love this very special album. Rating: 5/5 Playlist track: Do You Realize?? Date listened: 28/06/22

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5

This is not a record, it's a state of mind. Perfect soundtrack for sunny Sunday mornings, it's the pinnacle where all what is the Lips -experimentation, melodies, sonic creativity- reaches its maximum height. Even better than 'The Soft Bulletin', they had never been that good, never were again

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I’m a sucker for a space adventure and this one was a pleasant one at that. Within seconds of hitting play we’re grabbed into the space aesthetic. I thought this was an early 2010’s album and I was shocked to find out this album is from 02. I’m not sure I really like any songs on their own. The whole album flows very well and does an exceptional job of painting the space atmosphere. It’s Summertime is very beatlesque but definitely not the highlight of the album. The best is not a single track found in the middle or the end of the album. Most of the fun is found in the first five songs and scattered in small parts in the back half of the album. I was looking forward to Yoshimi’s battle with cancer over the course of the album. The greatness of the album both lyrically and musically is mostly only present in the front half. The saying "it’s not about the destination it's about the journey" applies to all 47 minutes of this album. You will definitely find me playing this song on repeat from time to time.

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4

Funny, beautiful, and moving, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots finds the Flaming Lips continuing to grow and challenge themselves in not-so-obvious ways after delivering their obvious masterpiece.

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4

Do You Realize that this is a great album? I feel like I'm floating through space. It's a nice album to chill out and maybe bob your head here and there to the beat.

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4

Musical theatre like sometimes.

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4

Strange and wonderful alternative music that is everything you would expect from the band. A lovely complementary piece to the Soft Bulletin.

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Yoshimi is the sequel to The Soft Bulletin, except it's also a loosely organized allegorical concept album about the struggle of humanity to extricate itself from the technological disaster it's created, but lyricist Wayne Coyne concentrates on the human costs involved. I'm a sucker for these kinds of themes to begin with, but the Lips do something unique with it. Their lyrics are goofy, heartfelt, incisive, and utterly humane, which couldn't be more endearing. Musically, the Lips write fairly simple pop songs with pretty melodies, but they've come up with arrangements that complement and deepen their lyrical content beautifully. They adroitly mix warm analog guitars with digital drums, orchestral flourishes, blatantly artificial and sometimes silly synth patches, augmented with studio trickery and faux-documentary excerpts, all grounded by Wayne Coyne's tremulous, wistful voice. Numerous psychedelic touches reveal The Lips' devotion to Pink Floyd, but they sound nothing like them, really. Are there weak spots? Yes, but they are hard to find. I find Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part II musically uninteresting and just plain silly. There is a preponderance of ballads. Nothing really rocks hard. But these are minor complaints. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is a very strong album and well worth your time. 4 stars out of 5.

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This one is a hard one to rate. It feels ambitious, and lots of interesting stuff going on. I'm a fan of some of the later songs like "Do you realize", and overall I enjoyed the album. But I would also say it feels rough around the edges, and I think that comes from its age. I listened on youtube and maybe it would have been better listened to without the inherent compression. But anyways, I like it and I think I'll check out some of The Flaming Lips' other stuff.

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There are definite highlights, but the lack of variation in the synths means the whole album washes together into 40 minutes of monotony.

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5

Very decent album from very decent band

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5

Large Air 24/7

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5

Hauntingly beautiful

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5

In the morning of the magicians is my favorite song on the album

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5

Really liked the technical fusion sound.

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5

Easy listening indie rock

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5

trippy but sounds incredible

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5

Love this album, find the music so otherworldly and hypnotic. Yoshimi pt 1 is a Jam

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5

Love this spacey/trippy album. Own it on red vinyl.

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5

Pleasent surprise and unique. I felt so good listening to this album.

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5

Great album, listened about 4 times, will be returning to this. Some familiar songs.

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5

Dug it. Dug it real good.

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5

Great stuff.

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5

I've probably listened to this album 1000 times but not recently. Holds up so well - definitely captures the vibe of that time for me.

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5

Oh shit!!! Yassssssssssssss

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5

Glad I finally got around to listening to the Flaming Lips. Such a fun album, even the campy tracks.

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5

i was gonna give this 4 stars but that's only relative to soft bulletin so i'll give this 5 too.

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5

Love this album. Fun, creative, quirky.

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5

That was a beautiful story phenomenal band and instruments overall

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5

Excellent album! I definitely need to pay more attention to The Flaming Lips, and will sure do.

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5

Dope! Really liked the titular songs and "Do You Realize??"

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5

Loved this album - love a theme love the sound

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5

Nunca había escuchado este disco completo, pero qué bueno haberlo hecho ahora. Me dio mucha paz (?), con un toque de ternura, incluso aunque a veces las letras tiendan más hacia la depresión. Supongo que tuvo un efecto relajante, por así decirlo. Y me conmovió. No tengo skips en este disco, pero diría que "In the Morning of the Magicians" fue mi canción preferida, quizá le sigan "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1" y "Are You a Hypnotist?", pero todas tienen algo que me gusta, el cierre instrumental también está padre. ¿Es una actualización de lo psicodélico? Asumo que sí y sobre todo porque los Flaming Lips siempre son asociado a eso, lo que sí sé es que para mí todo está en su punto. 10/10

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5

Fun!

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5

Aw h*ck yeah

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5

Love this album. Psychedelic, Nostalgic, and a hell of a time.

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5

A long time favourite.

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5

Smooth and mellow. I've heard several of the songs before on their own but they sound even better listening through the entire album.

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5

Me gustó. Muchas vibras de las aventuras de Fionna y Cake de Adventure Time XD, desde la portada hasta los sonidos de las primeras canciones del disco. Sobretodo la producción de soniditos y texturas variadas fue lo que me agradó. Creo que no me quedo con ninguna canción para mis playlists pero 9/10 igual por la experiencia. Top 3: Fight Test, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots P2 y Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon. Creo que a andrugkr le guatrian justo Fight Test y are you a Hypnotist porque tiene vibras radiohead. Mood: en la víspera de enfrentar al Lich (a.k.a. Sweet P.) en un atardecer postapocalíptico creado por Studio Gibli.

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5

Lovely, unique sound.

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5

One of my all time favourites. Amazing live band too. Easy 5

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5

Classic

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5

Fucking brilliant

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5

One of my favorite albums of all time. I listen to this at least once a week.

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5

this album brings me intense happiness.

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5

Solo conocía dos canciones de The Flaming Lips (ambas de este disco), pero qué gusto que la vida me haya dado la oportunidad (?) de escuchar el álbum completo porque lo disfruté mucho.

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5

This is one of the most important albums to the development of my current taste in music.

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5

Awsome

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5

such a magnificent album. the lush production, beautiful vocals, and overall sound just make this project very enjoyable for myself (not an avid flaming lips listener). i highly recommend this album. will be purchasing vinyl.

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5

This is the first album that was generated that I already have. I love this album.

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5

One of my favorite psychedelic albums of all time. The drumming is excellent as usual for Flaming Lips, and the lyrics and themes still feel futuristic to this day. Highlights: 1, 3, 6, 7, and 9.

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5

So good. Took a couple listens to understand the world they built :)

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5

How is this only from 2002?! This album is so cool. psychedelic, indie, odyssey, experimental fusion. "Do You Realize" was the only song I really knew from them and it's so cool to hear how it fit into the rest of the album.

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5

Long time favorite!

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5

Some beautiful music on here. I really enjoyed Fight Test, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Are you a Hypnotist, and Do You Realize. But all of the tracks on here were great.

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5

Гениально

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5

Euphoric loveliness

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5

Love this album. Was in Japan when it was released and it felt the perfect place to listen to it.

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5

Classic

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5

Whoa my second 5 album of the week. The best Flaming Lips album.

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5

Bangs

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5

i've never heard about this band before, to be honest. anyways the album is nice, sometimes chilly, sometimes a bit weird. AND i love their album covers favs: yoshimi battles....pt.1, do you realize?

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5

Amazing. One more Robot/ Simpathe 3000-21 Is my favorite song now.

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5

Glad I had time to listen to this!

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5

Fight test, yoshimi battles the pink robots part 1, do you realize??, are you a hypnotist??

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5

Listened to it just a couple weeks ago, what a fun trip. Such an interesting story that coincides some great production.

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5

I am digging this two sings in. I have heard of this previously but didn't know much about it other than it existed. Continued to really like it. It is a very cohesive and the songs really tell a story. Would definitely listen to it more. Final verdict is it is a cool album ahead of its time, it sound like it could have come out this year and I definitely dig it.

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5

this was the album that made me like the flaming lips...starts out so beautiful with fight test

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5

Loved it, very melancholy

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5

Great album

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5

Own. Thanks for reminding me I have this on CD and not listened to it in its entirety in ages.

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5

My favorite The Flaming Lips album. This feels like the perfect encapsulation of their style: an interesting narrative concept (whether intentional or not), melancholia but whimsical sounds/lyrics, and a lust for life. I remember first hearing this my junior year in college and just being filled with hope for both the world's and my own future. I may be ignorant, but there still isn't much out there like this. I could type out things about every track on this album; they are all good which is also a rare feat. I'd say the highlight is Do You Realize?? which most people likely already know. It's still extremely pure and beautiful and I've prob heard it over 100 times. It's very impressive that this is also the 10th album for them, most bands start produce shit at this point but the fact that they could make this after so long is a testament to their artistic acumen, not to mention the really great production work here. One of the most human albums of the 00s. A rare straight 5 for me.

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5

This album was a constant companion freshman year of college. It helped ease my angst especially with my shyness and awkwardness around cute girls. I could not get enough of "Fight Test" and "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell." Lots of other great songs here, "Yoshimi" (obviously), "Are You a Hypnotist", " Do You Realize"... This album is really a gem.

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5

A baby’s smile. A litter of sleeping puppies. Your lover’s heart. Years ago, solely on the basis of Radiohead vocalist and lyricist Thom Yorke’s raving recommendation, I gave a listen to the Icelandic group, Sigur Ros. In addition to being every bit as wonderful as he had suggested, it also touched something much deeper in me than almost anything else I had ever heard before or since… until now. This is rarified air for me, reserved for the music of the Taize monastery in France, Russian Orthodox liturgical chants, John Lennon’s first two solo albums. These are works of musical art to whom I open my heart- no small thing. They always find me, and not the other way around, because they are looking for a heart too, to endure. ‘Joy is in the ear that hears, not the mouth that speaks,’ claim the race of giants in author Stephen Donaldson’s magnificent Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series. When the student is ready the teacher will come, say the Buddhists. The Flaming Lips’ 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots' have found me like a grace. “Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die? And instead of saying all of your goodbyes, let them know you realize that life goes fast. It’s hard to make the good things last. You realize the sun doesn’t go down, it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round.” Ok, I’m not going to quote anymore lyrics, because they really need to be heard with the music: tender, trippy, soulful, lovely. Just three of ‘em, these Lips: guitar (often acoustic), minimalist drum kit, bass and synth (incidentally, I have never heard a bass ‘flutter,’ until ‘Summertime.’ And then it gently, mysteriously just transformed into something synthesized. I’d call it remarkable if it wasn’t so… effortless? No, screw it, it’s remarkable. Just something that simple. Ok, I just said I wasn’t going to do this, but I changed my mind. Kindness, please. I’m still somewhat in a state of rapture. The lyrics conclude on the second to last song (the closer is an instrumental): “As logic stands, you couldn’t met a man who’s from the future. But logic broke; as he appeared, he spoke about the future: ‘We’re not going to make it,’ he explained how the end will come... I noticed that he had a watch and hat that looked familiar. He was me, from a dimension torn free of the future… ‘You and me were never meant to be part of the future.’ All we have is now. All we’ve ever had is now. All we have is now. All we’ll ever have is now.” ‘Ego Tripping From The Gates Of Hell’ (the title of the 6th track and, incidentally, sounding like a title ELP would’ve been comfortable with on any of their LPs)- the consequence of missing all the other gifted moments of life because of one’s desperate search for the one moment they want so badly to control. Or, surrendering victoriously into the eternal now, the eternal here, and being given every moment, out of control. This is the choice offered on 'Yoshimi.' This is music getting close to beyond music. This LP has no use for stars (rating). It lives among the stars already. But for our purposes, I’m giving it five. Five squared. Five to the fifth power. Add five more to that.

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5

Fantastic experience, can’t wait for more Flaming Lips

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5

This is one of my favorite albums of all time. Unfortunately I never got into any of the other Flaming Lips releases as strongly as this one. But this one is just incredible.

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5

4.7 + What a delight revisiting this album that was a mainstay of my early 20s. It centers around an epic battle between a Dragonball-esque superhero (Yoshimi) and a villainous robot army, set against an interstellar Japanimé backdrop. By the middle of the album good has prevailed over evil and the hero is seemingly pondering her place in the universe and the nature of existence. At least that's my take. This album has the most vastly cinematic and philosophical sweep of any other record of recent memory. So many terrific tracks here: "Fight Test", "Yoshimi Battles...Pt. 1", "In the Morning of the Magicians", "Do You Realize??" My only nitpick is with "One More Robot" - such a terrific song made worse with too much noise and blip-blurp-gurgles.

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5

2/03/22

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5

Muito bom! Não conhecia! Fiquei encantada!

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5

A beautiful and weird album. You obviously have the hits, and while that's often enough to carry any album, this album not only delivers on the above but makes sure every track is a fun and unique journey.

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5

Fuck. Yeah

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5

Creative poppy brilliance!

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5

A personal favorite. All tracks are interesting, distinct, full of emotive lyrics, and the overall sound is upbeat, electronic-tinged rock.

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5

Delightful

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5

Loved it

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5

Absolutely loved it, only 1/2 skips but overall amazing

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5

Yoshimi battles the pink robots and picks up 5*s in the process.

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5

cool

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5

A beautiful, warm, lush album full of melancholy, wonderfully constructed songs and dreamy soundscapes. This is an album I know well and I've listened to many, many times going back years and it just resonates with me. The attitude and outlook are spot on and the music is consistently strong.

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5

One of the greatest albums I’ve ever heard. Blown away the first time I heard this.

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5

This is one of my favorite albums of all time and was a real changing point for me in music in general. 'Do you Realize' is still one of the most beautiful songs ever written to me.

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5

Love it, probably my fave Flaming Lips album

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5

This is a fantastic album. Etherial sounds throughout. Themes of love and self reflection. It's a trip from start to finish. I want to listen to it again, and I want to listen to it again with my mind slightly altered.

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5

Wow. The sonics on this are ridiculous. Never heard it before except the single.

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5

10/5 I love this album

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5

Loved it. Horns, good melody, funky sounds, good variety of songs!

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5

Almost as good as The Soft Bulletin. Do You Realize is one of their greatest ever songs.

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5

I always saw the flaming lips as a sideshow oddity almost - so when this came on I was a bit ‘sigh here we go’. But. BUT this album is a work of art I wish I had listened to before. It takes the very definition of the album form and uses it to the full - it’s an end to end piece that in context of the other tracks is better than the sum of its parts. Not to say the songs themselves aren’t great standalone - they are awesome too but they sound better as part of this album. Also it must be the first time I came across a Joseph Campbell hero’s journey in an album format. This is probably the best discovery for me so far from the list.

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5

Yoshimi and Do You Realize are fantastic, this whole album is super chill

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5

I absolutely love this album. Today was my first time listening to it, and it will be stuck in my head for the foreseeable future. Genuinely very fun, interesting music. Flaming Lips will be in my rotation henceforth. Favorite track: Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell

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5

An enjoyable warm bath of an album

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5

So good. Weirder than I thought.

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4

Strong album

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4

Very interesting album with a nice spacey vibe. More electronic than I was expecting. closer to a 4.3 maybe?

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4

Loved this one, soft sounds and strong melodies. Come back to this

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4

Great concept album! Don't know if I'd go back to many individual songs but would definitely listen again from top to bottom

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4

Very interesting. FT: Do you realize? 7/10

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4

A great adventure into strange rock.

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4

Tasty!

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4

Great mix. lovely sound. crunchy drums

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4

Good ass album

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4

into it.

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4

They played at Cornell when I was an undergrad. Very interesting albums with three big songs. Would listen again.

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4

Do you Realize is great. Love the sporadic nature of the album. Cool listen

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4

A beautiful album. Just so damn good.

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4

Never really listened intently to the flaming lips before. Broken Bells/Danger Mouse vibes. Pt. 1 of the Album's namesake is awesome - love a narrative in a song. the glitch rumble in the chorus gets a little overdone by the end of the song. Chorus is very catchy. Pt 2 is great too - instrumental, imagine this is the actual battle. Awesome bass sounds. I'm starting to realize the whole album flows together like a story. Cool stuff.

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4

Really good album. Needed a bit of a track with change of pace in there for me but fab otherwise.

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4

nice

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4

Love this album. What a concept.

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4

4 stars.

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4

B

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4

Enjoyed it. Only heard Do You Realize before. Proud of myself for working out it was Father and Son that the first track sounded like.

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4

Just a really classic album.

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4

I've listened to this album before and I will say I enjoy the musical aspects but personally I am not the biggest fan of the main singer's voice

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4

Ohhhh Yoshimi, they don't believe me

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4

What a pleasant surprise. Will definitely revisit. One of the best new finds from this list.

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4

i love the concept of this album, and it has one of my fav songs

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4

This was unexpectedly incredible

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4

I really liked this album a lot and it's one I will surely listen to many more times. The Flaming Lips are just so cool.

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Take Space Odyssey and add robot sounds, japanese girls, a luscious bass sound, and a blatant Cat Stevens rip-off and you have this album. (they had to split royalties with Cat STevens for opening track which sounds exactly like Father & Son)

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Glitchy, bubblegum Tokyo. Cotton candy clouds over sleak aluminum buildings. A badass little girl kicking robots asses. This album has the raw imaginative fun of a child with a box of crayons...or just a group of middle aged men on psychedelics. Flaming Lips in their prime.

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4

atmosphäre sehr nice

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4

I'm not a huge flaming lips fan but I enjoyed this

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4

Solid, light

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4

Really loved this album. Super varied and fun.

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4

I had never heard this album before and was intrigued, having no idea what I would be in for. Upon first listen, I thought of Pink Floyd, some Radiohead, some Beck. By the end of the first listen, I wanted it to start again - a great find!

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4

I vibed with this one, reminded me of Tame Impala and other rock of that flavor, but a little brighter which I enjoyed. Definitely a refreshing sound after Iggy Pop. Highlight for me was Part 1 of the battle.

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4

this album slaps

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4

Good Album

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4

really confident album. probably their best 'sound'. "Do You Realize" is as advice-y as I want them to get, and they kind of kept going in a hippy advice-y lyrical direction after this that I wasn't wild about.

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4

Very funky and futuristic sounding, reminds me of rush 2112

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4

Just the one song "Do you realize?" earns this 4 stars for the rest of the album is also good.

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4

I enjoyed this a lot - very atmospheric. Apparently it's been turned into a musical?

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One more robot - sounds like currents era tame impala especially with some of the vocal melody choices. Interesting bass mixing choice, hard panned to right speaker for a bulk of the song. Yoshimi pt 1 - They like the quick pans of various instruments. Heard here early in the acoustic guitars. This is a thing with The Unicorn’s music, which is a reason I had thought to recommend them to Jake. Pt 2 - drum production on this one sounds really great, interesting that it is mostly centered in the mix. Giving space to all the wacky stuff on the outside. Ego - this one gives me currents vibes too. Those cymbal crashes are crunchy and nice. Really subtle low guitar pads wide in the mix make the song sound way bigger. Summertime - it’s interesting, I wouldn’t call him a strong vocalist, you can hear it on this track, but it works for their music. Do You Realize ?? - probably my favorite flaming lips song, also the most common opinion. I think it works best as a snapshot of their sound, particularly on this album. The vocal melodies, the hard panned instruments, a lot of repetition. Really pretty stuff. Gave me an existential crisis the first time I heard it. All we have is now // Approaching Pavonis - Doing this as one thing, because my main take away is the interest of overall album flow and the arc of the album itself. If we look at it like a movie, Yoshimi battling the robots is like the first act action sequence and Do You Realize is like the true climax. These two tracks are the falling action into a slight reprise to leave with some energy. As standalone songs their both fine, but in the scope of the album they serve their purpose well. Overall - It’s a cool album. It came out in 2002 but feels older, which I’m sure is their intent. Yoshimi pt 1 and Do You Realize?? are, to me, the stand out tracks with the rest serving more to tell the story of the album. So it’s definitely better as a “listen in one sitting” kind of thing. Some of the songs get slightly repetitive, but not in a way that hurts the experience too much. You can hear a lot of little production things that are interesting, I’m wondering if everyone else will pick up on those, I have the luxury of professional studio monitors. I looked into it, the same producer on this also worked with Tame Impala, as well as a lot of other bigger indie acts. Interesting to hear that sound here earlier and how it developed over the years.

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4

Heard of it before, not really listened to it. Very good, some really different. Would listen to it again

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4

give it 4 just for the title track, rest is pretty meh

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4

Yes! Heard lots about but only one song prior. Will listen to more...

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4

Delighted to see this here.🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐🌐

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4

Your sister's got flaming lips after I gave her super gonorrhea. The fat slag.

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4

es un disco muy chido pero ya me da mucha hueva la banda que ni quiero hablar de ellos. pero es cool. escuchen el soft bulletin luego.

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4

Enjoyed this. Some craziness, but that’s to be expected I guess.

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4

Loooook it’s fiiiiiiine

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4

Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: Fight Test, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 2, Are You a Hypnotist?? Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: Very good album, flows really well and puts you in a different world. I can imagine coming back to this and liking even more songs.

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4

Perfect length for an album, starts with a banger, no skips, ego tripping is my fav Saved: Fight Test, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell, Do You Realize??

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4

shit is fucking fire, I wish it wasn't so early on so I could feel good about giving it a 5. Def a 4.5 for me so I guess ill go 4. Flight test and in the morning of the musicians really stood out to me. will def come back to this one since I liked it considerably more on the second listen as opposed to when Nathan first recommended it

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4

This album has a very unique sound. I really loved some songs but a few are a bit too strange, it's hard to describe. Worth a listen though!

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4

The kind of album that makes me want to dig deeper, I love that. Right now it's a four, but that could easily edge up as I familiarize myself with it.

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4

I like this

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4

A fusion of modern electronic and instrumental music with an emphasis on drums and good male vocals.

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4

yk i really enjoyed this idk why but had some bops

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4

wacky and wonderful, once again I don't have the words to describe an album beyond 'vibes'

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4

Love love love this album. Only word I can think of to describe it is otherworldly.

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4

Psych-pop for the soul

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4

It's v good, fight test is a great opener. Yoshimi battles the robots has been stuck in my head all day and I wish I could see do you realize live

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4

Love the band and album, though some parts are a bit strange even for me

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4

A flashback to my early 20’s

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4

Modern Day Cat Stevens. Some Awesome tracks

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4

Cool concept album with really spacey melodies. 3.5 if I could

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4

Nostalgia in disc form

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4

Has some weird stuff going. Probably why I like it.

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4

Nice background music, electronic sounds in it with some ambience too. Bit of a listen and watch the world go by kind of album, would listen again

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4

Interesting sound, cool music Lyrics are not repetitive 4/5

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4

CLASSIC

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4

(Wrote the wrong review on the last one) Title track is great. I like the style a lot, the mix of instruments at the front and dominant bass makes me think of Tame Impala at times

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4

Although I recognize this album cover, I know very little about this release, or the flaming lips for that matter. After listening to it I can say I will definitely be digging deeper into the flaming lips discography. Very interesting story, and some great songs

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4

This is my 2nd or 3rd time listening to this record. Dense and lush instrumentals all over the place, big electric symphony. I get the sense that the band was trying to write something super ambitious and I think they nailed it. Definitely got some weird stuff on it, Wayne Coyne is a huge acid guy. Fight Test, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell, and Do You Realize are my stand out tracks. Sober Me gives it 7.5/10, Stoned Me gives it 8.5/10

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4

ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOO FING GOOOODDD OUIHGGIUHGIDRFGDUHG

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4

2nd listen and it is growing on me. Some good songs.

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4

I dig the sound, the vibe, and the message, particularly after the ‘Yoshimi’ tracks. I especially liked Do You Realize. I’d listen to this again.

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4

Muy buen disco.

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4

I've never been a Flaming Lips fan, but this album was pretty good.

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4

Pretty unusual album. They really have a unique sound that sets them apart. Couple of songs I really liked were "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1" and "Are You a Hypnotist??". "Do You Realize??" was also pretty good. Not really the kind of music I usually like to listen to but still really good.

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Fight Test felt very familiar and yet different. After a second listen it was pretty obvious that the song was HIGHLY influenced by Cat Stevens. The first Yoshimi track was way too "noisy" for me, but the second was pretty cool. Overall I like the record. There are a couple of tracks I would add to a playlist of 'fun' music.

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4

Awesome, one of my favourites

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4

A good album

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