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The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics

Flaming Lips records always begin with a puff of fairy-dust and a bang. Take the gradual psychedelic bell-ringing delight ‘Abandoned Hospital Ship’ from ‘Clouds Taste Metallic’, the bouncy-rubber robotics of ‘Flight Test’ from ‘Yoshimi…’ and of course the unrivalled ‘Race For The Prize’ from their definitive ‘Soft Bulletin’. But even by those proven standards it feels like they’ve glued their goggles on and taken a calf-crunching run up this time. The ecstatic ‘The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song’ is a teetering Continue Reading