keep it dark (snidegrrl) wrote,
keep it dark
snidegrrl

album review



I will slightly expand the review I just gave dmlaenker of the Flaming Lips' at War with the Mystics which I picked up on a whim last week.

Listened through the first time. Thought the lyrics were weak, the instrumentation was neat and reminiscent of an earlier time*, and the beats were simplistic when they needed to be complex.

Had to listen again immediately 48756345 times.

The first thing I thought was: "This sure is no Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots." And it isn't. And I really like it. I mean, come on. "You think you're radical / but you're not so radical / in fact, you're fanatical". Over and over! I even feel like he's singing it at me because, well, you know. Yet I can't stop listening.

* Specifically, track 11, which involves Gabriel-like flute, mellotrony-sounding keyboards, and made me want to check if I hadn't slipped into a reverie and put a [that band] album in the cd player.
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