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Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

The Flaming Lips

2002

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Yoshimi

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Mostly fine apart from the plagiarism

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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

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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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

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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An incredibly unique and pleasurable listening experience.

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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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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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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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Music for vegans who vape

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

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

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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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Гениально

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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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Classic

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5

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

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

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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

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

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Glad I had time to listen to this!

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

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A great adventure into strange rock.

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Tasty!

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Great mix. lovely sound. crunchy drums

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Good ass album

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into it.

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

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

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A beautiful album. Just so damn good.

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

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nice

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Love this album. What a concept.

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4 stars.

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B

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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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Just a really classic album.

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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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Ohhhh Yoshimi, they don't believe me

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

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

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This was unexpectedly incredible

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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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atmosphäre sehr nice

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

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Solid, light

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Really loved this album. Super varied and fun.

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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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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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this album slaps

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Good Album

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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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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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Very funky and futuristic sounding, reminds me of rush 2112

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

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

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

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Musical theatre like sometimes.

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

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

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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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Loooook it’s fiiiiiiine

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

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CLASSIC

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(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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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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ITS SOOOOOOOOOOOO FING GOOOODDD OUIHGGIUHGIDRFGDUHG

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

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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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4

I have owned this since it was released, but only ever listened to it about twice. It's better than I remember.

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4

Brilliant album

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4

Great album, wonderful vocals and instrumentation. Do you realize and Yoshimi ... (part 1) probably my favourite individual songs, but makes most sense as a while piece.

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4

I like this album a lot. Very trippy with some alt rock vibes. The singing isn't fantastic, but it fits the style in such a way as to not offend. It's also telling a story, which I didn't pick up on at first. 4 stars!

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4

Never had a time to listen to this, glad finally did it. Great LP

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4

This album is a postmodernist essay. Given the goal, it's no surprise that the songs include digital glitches, falsetto choruses and restless dynamics. (7/10) Favourite Tracks: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 2, Do You Realize???

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4

Thematically beautiful.

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beautiful

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A nice pleasent listen with an interesting concept. Great mixture of indie rock, folk and pop here. Particularly liked part one of the title track in this one and Are You A Hypnotist?

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A super relaxing and entrancing album with tremendous vocals and fun sound. I’ve listened to parts of it before but the album as a whole is a fantastic journey. I would absolutely listen again.

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Catchy, pretty singing with groovy drums and detailed synths, as expected of the Flaming Lips. Basically? Vibin

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Fux

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29th October 2021 Listened across the whole weekend as didn't have time on Friday. Went to seb and justo's in the evening after sav was sick so couldn't see last night in soho. I love this album. It's otherworldly, it's childish innocence, it's great.

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I really like this album. The melancholy lyrics mixed with the tripped sounds awesome to get engrossed in. While I don't fully see it as a front to back masterpiece like others, I'm sure it will grow on me overtime. Favorites: Fight Test, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1, In the Morning of the Magitians, Do You Realize??

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Not bad, kind of experimental

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This era of The Flaming Lips has always been some of my favourite music. The trio of albums - 'Clouds Taste Metallic', 'The Soft Bulletin', and 'Yoshimi' - is peak psychedelic indie pop. While 'The Soft Bulletin' is the greatest of the 3, 'Yoshimi' features some unforgettable tracks, and one can't help but admire its creative spirit. For me, one of the most under-rated songs on this album is 'Are You a Hypnotist??'. The drums on this song are as close to 'melodic' as a percussive instrument can get, and there's such a hauntingly beautiful quality to the chorus. Of course, 'Fight Test', 'Yoshimi Pt.1', and the hit 'Do You Realize??' are the most accessible tracks on the album, and they're all examples of how endearingly poppy The Flaming Lips could often be.

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Very interesting. Hard listen since I think the experimental made it hard to listen to casually throughout the day.

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I knew some of the songs on this album, but the overall thing is a brilliant experience. Loved every second of it, would go back for seconds!

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Eclectic, great drumming, a bit trippy and better than I thought I knew. Need to listen to it a few more times.

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3.5. Nice background noise

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3 stars sober. 5 stars high.

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When Spotify recommended me the title track, I was hoping the rest of the album would be just as good, and it achieved that. I love the overall retro-futuristic atmospheric themes in both the robot conceit and the space rock sound. Beautifully arranged, taking advantage of its unique sound by making them the focus of several instrumental segments, or even entire tracks. What initially excited me was hearing the title track beforehand. The silly lyrics, funky electronic effects, and melodic vocals were like no other that I fell in love at first listen. That crazy Part 2 was weird yet still aesthetically pleasing. Even the less popular tracks are appealing, but that's probably because psychedelic rock is a favorite genre of mine. "In the Morning of the Magicians" sounded like early Neil Young. I also like the triumphant instrumental closer "Approaching Pavonis Balloon." On the other hand, some of the tracks... not so impressive (like I can't say anything special about "All We Have Is Now"), and it felt like the album was flip-flopping between several contiguous ideas instead of consolidating them. Favorite tracks: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, In the Morning of the Magicians, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell

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I like it but I don't love it

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not my type, still pretty good.

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6/10

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Aaron music

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I like it but all the songs go on too long

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First time listening to the full album. It was okay, and had a lot more going on than just Santa's and aliens.

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3.5*

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Good album, cool vibes, interesting songs i dig it.

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Pretty good album, had some fun with the psychedelic nature of it

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A cool out there album

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Some really good songs, some meh. Definitely different, and my kind of weird. Will improve with more listens.

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Nice to have heard the album. But it will not go into my playlist.

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I liked it. I give it 3* because I probably won't choose to put it on, if somebody was listening to it though I'd happily leave it on. They're obviously decent at writing I enjoyed the layers to their songs it's just preference more than anything. Just didn't grab me as an album but wasn't bad by any means.

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This was a lovely surprise, which I hadn't heard before.

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Mad I never listened them before, great album.

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Pretty fun little record.

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How the future was imagined 20 years ago. To me it's interesting and calming, but in parts a bit annoying and shallow.

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I liked it

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Bardzo spoko muza, ale wokal mi się nie podoba. Tekst też taki sobie

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Weird...

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bueno... aunque el estilo no es el mio... yoshimi batlles se les gira la olla...

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Labios labios!

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It was alright, trying to be ethereal at moments and Japanese manga at others. But not my cup of tea to be honest

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flaming lips ripping off cat stevens.

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This was ok, some interesting stuff but also some quite forgettable. Do you realise is haunting.

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Sometimes hits me as an acquired taste. Sometines it just hits the spot.

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Not really my thing but very listenable

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proper druggy and decent - sometimes a bit wishy washy.

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Ok

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Decent, if unremarkable.

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This was great. Very much enjoyed. Not my usual.

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“Do you realise” has been stuck in my head for 2 days. Spotify played it in random order, so I can’t give a precise opinion.

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- life and death - What is the light is masterpiece

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3/5 interesting but not enough

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eh

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I absolutely fuckinggg loved this album, I think it was the lyrics that got me, and the fact that it was a bit weird, amazing stuff!

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Um sonzinho bem gostoso com uma música incrível no meio.

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I really like the album art track 1- the vibe was nice and could bop to it if I was in the right mood track 2- good transition, very psychedelic, like mike tvs song in willy wonka, feels like a post apocalyptic world after the mechanical uprising when the first plant grows again track 3- feels much more happy than the last track, love the backing vocals, good vibes, interesting use of synths within majority guitar, so far the whole album feels like I'm tripping on acid, are the robots a metaphor for like depression/drugs?, vibe got darker at end track 4- wtf is happening, the battle between the robots and yoshimi/him? overload of synths and screaming, a wild ride, idk what's happening but its kinda fun, will never listen to this song again tho track 5- back to the psychedelic vibe of track 3, no vocals for a while, 2 tracks, there we go, reminds me of Harry styles, feels hopeful with instrumental but the lyrics allude to giving up/surrendering, a bit of a spacey vibe to it, like floating around in the universe with no set location, just being a free spirit roaming around space, this is a long ass song, the drops are very nice whenever the music stops and picks back up track 6- vocals are very quiet so I can't hear what he's saying but love the vibe, very peaceful, this whole album so far has felt like a lucid dream, harmonies gave been nice all the way through, not a fan of a fade out track 7-feels like stepping off your spaceship onto an alien planet where their civilisation is much more advanced than your own and feeling out of your depth, feels like floating, lovely vibe as usual, songs are starting to sound very similar which isn't a good sign, outro was nice track 8- called its summertime so should feel summery, is giving quite a summery vibe, reminds me of a flashback to summer in a coming of age movie, showing a montage of all of the summer highlights with your friends, I really like this one, I never really like closing a track with drums track 9- intro of counting down was fun, epic vocals with echo, FLOATING IN SPACE, light happy instrumental with dark lyrics 'do you realise that someday everyone you know will die', key change feels very worshippy, this is one of my faves so far, bridge is very good, closes with opening line which I like track 10- gives the same vibes as the rest of the tracks after the sudden change in do you realise, pace is picking up, ties together album themes of looking into the future and hopes/dreams looking forward, track 11 (last track) - strange as all we have is now felt like a strong closer and this could be a complete tonal shift from that, looking to be just an instrumental track like track 4 but slightly less chaotic, slightly, feels a bit unnecessary

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Fun, chill, some 60s and 70s vibes, some grunge.

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i tbink it was a completely average album, i think it was just too similar for me but i did like over all the sound. but the genres were strange but nice sound!

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An interesting concept album, and can definitely see how they adapted this into a musical. A lovely soft rock/sci-fi vibe throughout the whole album, somehow reminds me of Neon Genesis Evangelion (maybe that's just the album cover) Best: Fight Test, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1 Worst: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 2 2.5 stars

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Rating: 6/10 Best songs: Fight test, One more robot

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Salvo ciertos casos aislados no soy un gran entusiasta de la psicodelia y sus géneros adyacentes como lo es la neo psicodelia, y lamentablemente este álbum no es la excepción. No me atrevería de ninguna forma a decir que este es un mal álbum, muy por el contrario, creo que es un gran trabajo y para muchos puede ser brillante incluso. Simplemente no es para mí. Para mí un sólido 6/10

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Eh

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Not bad.

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LIstened to it a few times. I know the title-track and might have heard Do You Realize before. Everything else was new to me. Has some interesting sounds, but overall, it isn't something that grabbed me. Standout tracks: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Part I. Fight Test, Do You Realize.

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Has a few feel good songs but the robotic songs are pretty bizarre for the average listener.

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Ik was enthousiast tot ik me realiseerde dat een paar nummers ook van een boyband hadden kunnen zijn.

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Aparte band, die ik overigens toch liever live zou willen zien dan op plaat. Maar wel echt een plaat met een eigen smoel en interessante muziek.

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Was this one of the weirdest things to gain popularity in the early 00s? That was a pretty vanilla, mainstream era in American culture I think - boy bands, rap/rock, etc - those were lame, but not weird. Flaming Lips were/are a little bit weird. "She Don't Use Jelly" was almost a decade before this, I think? So they'd been around, but I think it's interesting that this album got as much attention as it did in 2002. Apparently it's not a concept album, according to Wayne Coyne. Could have fooled me. I guess it just is a very thematic album. Kinda like the Arctic Monkeys album earlier this week, replacing all the themes of urban nightlife in Northern England with the existential angst of fighting for survival against pink robots? Further confusing the concept album question is the fact that this was apparently turned into a musical... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbujal3IcZM... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ As for the music... I really have no idea how to talk about the music. I kinda like it, kinda don't. That's all I got.

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It was a cool sci-fi indie

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Love a concept album but was hoping for more

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Some good tracks (1 and 3) but just fine overall

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Now here's an album that I'm intimately familiar with, but have cooled off to over time, putting me in an interesting spot. How do you rank something like that? Ultimately, it's not a bad album. Some of my change of opinion is based around outside factors - my overall opinion on the band, their musical output since then, Wayne Coyne's ego and behavior. This probably ranks somewhere in the middle for me... a pretty solid indie/alternative rock album, but not revolutionary by any means.

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3.5

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// Favs: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt.1 Score: Strong 3

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Nice, Radiohead-like

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Interesting album, with some very lovely arrangements. I don't love Wayne Coyne’s vocal style, but you have to give the band credit for creating something rather unique and beautiful. Fave Songs: Flight Test, Do You Realize, In the Morning of the Magicians, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell

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I wasn't overly familiar with The Flaming Lips. I enjoyed this album. The opener Fight Test threw me slightly, I initially thought it was a Cat Stevens cover, (then I read the back story on Wikipedia, interesting!)

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Nothing terrible, nothing outstanding.

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Reign of Kindo covered Do You Realize?

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Happily surprised with this one.

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Very '90s and '00s radio vibes on some of the songs. Very... uh... wtf is going on vibes on some of the others... LOL. Like I completely understand the 'musical art' of the album, but idk if those tracks are for me. There were definitely some songs that I really enjoyed to be fair, but the album as a whole probably not for me.

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You know, it's not a bad album. But it does tend towards the "weird for the sake of being weird" side of quirky. Songs about robots will never not be cheesy and this album leans into the cheddar. But, for all that, the musicality is solid, the performances are fun, and the production is great. It's just ... well, it's just really goofy.

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Fun, but less enjoyable than I expected.

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Really, more flaming lips? I can't honestly believe that this band would release an album in 2002 that needs to be heard. Ok so the first song was cool but was a total ripoff of I think a Simon and Garfunkel song, the rest is crap (so far, about halfway in). Old mate can't really sing, either. 2/5.

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Not my tang

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Soft rock with significant experimental interludes. Not a sound that captures my imagination on first listen, but could easily grow: The music isn't flawed per se, just smooth. Maybe subtle.

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Narrativt, filmisk, alternativ rock, melodisk, syret

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It's a little on the weird side as far as lyrics. The music is nice to listen to.

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Don’t quite get the hype around this one. Much prefer The Soft Bulletin. 5/10

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Nice sound

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I expected more from the name and the album art

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false

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Experimental electro rock. Weird kooky concepts. But not very good.

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Didn’t enjoy that really at all. Not my sound.

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Ambitious experimental rock project. Almost good, but comes up short.

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Sober review: Not really impressed with the album, started strong and then really slowed down after the robot fight song. Felt like elevator music mixed with plastic beach backing tracks. Need to be on acid for a fuller musical experience

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Nooit echt fan geweest van Flaming Lips. Zitten wel aardige nummers tussen, maar zo'n hele plaat kan mij toch echt niet boeien.

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Not much excited me about this album. It wasn’t awful either.

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5/10

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Tried to get into this one a couple of times but couldn't. This kind of concept album can be interesting, but it's got to be musically interesting enough to make it enjoyable

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Meh

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Ugh. I made it through it but nothing was noteworthy. No need to listen.

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The reason this band only ever achieved middling success is because they're not very good. So how the hell they have two albums on this list is beyond me. They always try a little too hard to be weird for the sake of being weird. And here, they're trying to be Radiohead and failing miserably. Also: Leave Cat Stevens alone!

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Some songs

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A little boring really.

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chiant

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Erster Eindruck:Texte mit Inhalt, bissig/provokativ, Sound relativ ähnlich, passt in Ri New Model Army/ CA, eher zuhören, Sound inspiriert nicht

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3 stars. It's fine. I wont ever listen to it again, but it wasn't a bad album, just fine.

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