Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

I just got Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by the Flaming Lips yesterday. Wow. I freakin’ love it.

It turns out I’d heard quite a few of the songs with reasonable frequency such as “Are You a Hypnotist,” “In the Morning of the Magicians,” and “Flight Test.” Having listened through the album several times, though, I’m really starting to groove to some of the other tracks – “One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21” for instance.

The album in its entirety is spacey and musically cohesive. The vocals are a little on the weak side, but only if taken in isolation. As part of the rich audio landscape present on this disc, they are contributing – no, vital to the overall mood.

More exciting to me are the actual compositions. Catchy rhythm parts coupled with wonderful melodies and themes support the surrealistic vocals and production.

Here is an album I can see growing on me further with time. Big props to my buddy Joel for indtroducing me to this album way back when.

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