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The Soft Bulletin (album) by The Flaming Lips

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The Soft Bulletin
The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips (1999)
Overall rank: 93rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,218 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1999 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1990s (19th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (93rd)

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The Flaming Lips bestography

The Soft Bulletin is ranked as the best album by The Flaming Lips.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,218 votes)
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From mdbaxter 01/29/2019 17:54
I never felt the emotional connection to this album that I was hoping to feel. I like all the songs and still think it's a quality album but I don't feel the same attachment that I do to other albums. The only time I felt that the album evoked any cathartic response from me was the last two non-remixed songs (Feeling Yourself Disintegrate and Sleeping On The Roof). Those two were done very well, in my opinion. Speaking of the remixes, I'm not a fan of including remixes and original songs on a final cut. I'm not one to typically adhere to album rules but I don't think the same song should be on an album twice. I'm all for interpolation and callbacks but straight up putting two of the same songs on an album twice (granted, remixed) is where I draw the line. They could just as easily have been released as an EP.
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From antiquusxy 10/24/2018 13:29
I prefer "Zaireeka" a bit more for its experimental audacity, but "The Soft Bulletin" is a pretty, swirling comedown that's quite honestly top-tier psychedelic pop.
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85/100
From Meowtopia 05/15/2018 01:12
I much rather prefer my mp3 album version to my cd version, as the mp3s have no remixes and has slow motion on it, a great song.
Virtually a perfect album-a must listen to.
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65/100
From planetneutral 05/07/2018 17:47
I listened to this a few times, hoping to have a moment where I understood why it was so beloved. Didn't happen.
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From JulianR 05/06/2018 01:14
Ready for a hardcore turnaround? Good, becuase here's one: I love this album now. After writing the previous comment, I decided I would just listen to it until it finally clicked. It didn't actually take too long, and has been climbing from a 70 up to a 90 ever since.

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From JulianR 04/02/2018 23:25
I’ve always loved the flaming lips, and basically all of their phases. Yet this album has just never stuck with me. After doing some relistening of a lot of the Flips discography recently, I decided to give this album another shot, but sadly it’s still not really doing it for me. I think this is one that I'm just going to keep coming back to ever so often until I finally get it

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From RealSlimFatty 02/04/2018 14:09
Neo-psychedelia at its best.
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From Jbalbinolr 11/18/2017 12:58
Only good, the singer tries to sings notes out of his range and it ends up sounding dull, and I don´t like the lyrics that much. The instrumentation is amazing.
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From animals0809 11/08/2017 06:48
best album of the 90's imo (Yes better than that one, you know which one i'm talking about.)
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From patriciatoledo 07/13/2017 20:43
Maybe I'm not ready for this album. Really didn't move me in any way. All the songs sounds the same for me.
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