Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Album Review: The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!
It is of The Flaming Lips newest release Oczy Mlody. In looking at the bands career, RtBE loved them at the beginning with their weird guitar based rock (especially after seeing them up close on the second stage of Lollapalooza) and the band clearly reached their peak with The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. We enjoy At War With The Mystics but after that it is really downhill and now it has been over 10 years since we can say the band has made an album we enjoy. 

That is sad because they, if anything, constantly try. It is just some of their experiments aren't that freaky (their takes on Sgt. Peppers and Pink Floyd) or are complete messes (The Terror). This disk is clearly more upbeat, but not anything approaching a return to form.

If you want languid prog influenced music about Frogs and Fairies check it out, if not skip it. We may return to at during our year end rankings, but that will be the only time and we doubt that is in a positive fashion.
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