View Poll Results: Favorite THE FLAMING LIPS album....

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  • The Flaming Lips (Self Titled Debut)

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  • At War With the Mystics

    1 12.50%
  • Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    3 37.50%
  • The Soft Bulletin

    2 25.00%
  • Zaireeka

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  • Clouds Taste Metallic

    1 12.50%
  • Transmission from the Satellite Heart

    1 12.50%
  • Hit to Death in the Future Head

    0 0%
  • In a Priest Driven Ambulance

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  • Other: Telepathic Surgery, Oh My Gawd!!!, Hear It is.

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    Favorite FLAMING LIPS album....

    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????



    I love love love this video:


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    The only Flaming Lips I know of is when I eat a bucket of habeneros
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    Her name was Yoshimi . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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