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The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

February 21, 2009
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

The Soft Bulletin may have been the most accomplished album by the Flaming Lips, but it certainly was not the last great album by the bizarre troubadours. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots is the most advanced the band’s sound has ever been, and yet another wonderful set of songs that meld together into a grand, cohesive album. But also in its possession are some of the bands most immediate and touching  singles, which The Soft Bulletin does not quite deliver in as great a breadth.  “Fight Test,” “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1,” “Ego Tripping At The Gates of Hell,” “It’s Summertime,” and of course the timeless classic “Do You Realize?” are all in the run for both catchiest and most sophisticated pop songs ever. The lyrical content is miraculously quite universal. The opening “Fight Test” introduces an immediately challenging moral dilemma which even philosophers might have a tough time wrestling with, while many of the album’s other songs deal with both the robotic and human emotional sides of the said Battle. Only one of the world’s most talented bands could ever make an album about such magical content so heartwarming and close to the human condition.

The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips

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