The Soft Bulletin (studio album) by The Flaming Lips
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The Soft Bulletin is ranked as the best album by The Flaming Lips.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.1/100, a mean average of 82.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.
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There is a lot of good stuff on here but I don't think it goes much further than that with a lot of songs on here being pretty mediocre. The worst offender of this is The Observer which is a completely skippable track and doesn't provide anything to the record. There isn't anything outstanding on here either and the music can sound quite repetitive and similar to other groups around the time. Despite this, they do have one major unique quality which is the vocal as this is a highlight throughout. Overall, this record gets hugely over rated on this site in my opinion as it doesn't have the quality or consistency to compete with the greatest of all time.
Album Rating: 78.83
1. For The Prize (Remix). (N/a)
2.A Spoonful Weighs A Ton. 86
3.The Spark That Bled. 78
4.The Spiderbite Song. 71
5.Buggin' (Remix). 73
6.What Is The Light? 82
7.The Observer. 71
8.Waitin' For A Superman. 83
9.Suddenly Everything Has Changed. 83.
10.The Gash. 83
11.Feeling Yourself Disintegrate. 78
12.Sleeping On The Roof. 70
13.Race For The Prize. 88
14.Waitin' For A Superman (Remix). (N/a)
I wonder about the high position of this album in the Bea All-Time list. Too high, I do not get this music. Do not actively hate it, but a relisten of this thing is not going to happen,
Interesting music matched with appropriately weird vocals. Wayne is that guy you hang with on the off chance that one of the thousand bizarre things he’s going to say will be truly profound.
No me dice gran cosa. Bastante plano
Tem algo de grandioso, mas sem perder a leveza.
Sugery psychedelic pop fused with electronics is such an ear candy for me, also Wayne really fits his "ugly" vocals in his music. It suits with the sci-fi like production. Can't really understand the lyrics, but for me it's all the melody and the production. Overall, a masterpiece. 9/10
I have to go with the consensus on this one.....easily their best album. I know he doesn't have a good voice, (and it's especially bad here) but for some reason I like his singing anyway. Maybe because it's raw emotion and fits the music in a weird way. Near perfect album. Best songs are Race for the prize, Waiting for a superman, feeling yourself disintegrate
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