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09-14-2007, 10:32 PM
Here is a band that has been around over 20 years and after watching the DVD FEARLESS FREAKS, I decided to ask the question: So what's your favorite THE FLAMING LIPS album????


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Luvin Da Blues
09-15-2007, 06:37 AM
The only Flaming Lips I know of is when I eat a bucket of habeneros:arf:

09-15-2007, 07:58 AM
Her name was Yoshimi . . .

Jim Clark
09-15-2007, 08:16 AM
Her name was Yoshimi . . .

I never really got into Flamming Lips like some of you. Therefore, since it's the only one I have, I vote with Troy.


09-16-2007, 05:44 PM
It's very difficult for me to pick between TRANSMISSIONS and BULLETIN. However, TRANSMISSIONS got the nod, just because it's been with me longer I guess. But, between BULLETIN and YOSHIMI, I'd say BULLETIN wins in my book. YOSHIMI just seemed like "more of the same" - which, is great if you're the Flaming Lips, but it didn't bring much new to the table for me. I thought MYSTICS was a move forward, it's just that overall as an album it kind of lacked cohesion. That being said, I hate to say it, but in my opinion, the Flaming Lips have never been a great "album" band.. They put out records that have many songs that I love, but I just don't get a feeling of album cohesion from them. Their albums come off like stream-of-conscious affairs to me. Which, I don't mind, I've always loved what comes out of Wayne's brain. It's just that it's difficult for me to say they have "great" albums because they're just not an album band to me.


09-16-2007, 05:57 PM
I voted for Clouds Taste Metallic. I don't know why. I guess I've spent about as much time with that or Transmissions as anything.

I'm trying not to be a jaded hipster but I am really burnt out on this band. Everything after The Soft Bulletin has had a really short shelf-life for me. I liked the "new stuff" at first blush but now I just find it subtly irritating. That goes for the visual spectacle as well.

Oh well.


09-16-2007, 08:34 PM
Not sure if anyone else has these, but I have the DVD-A/CD editions of YOSHIMI, THE SOFT BULLETIN, and AT WAR WITH THE MYSTICS. All 3 albums are phenomenal, but the DVD-A mixes are varied. YOSHIMI is very playful and quite interesting, AT WAR WITH THE MYSICS is a bit more controlled and not nearly as playful, and THE SOFT BULLETIN is downright horrible in 5.1. However mixed that...needs fired. It sounds like a 2-year old was sitting there with the pan and volume knob going to town with all the buttons. It's unbelievably bad. Anyway, just thought I would throw that out there, I voted for THE SOFT BULLETIN as I felt it had the advantage of being the strongest album beginning to end, where the others have great highlights here and there, this album seems the most consistent.