Hit To Death In The Future Head (studio album) by The Flaming Lips

Hit To Death In The Future Head by The Flaming Lips
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 4,571st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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73/100 (from 121 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1992 (84th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (806th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,571st)

The Flaming Lips bestography

Hit To Death In The Future Head is ranked 11th best out of 46 albums by The Flaming Lips on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Flaming Lips is The Soft Bulletin which is ranked number 115 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,522.

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From 06/30/2020 00:05
Psychedelic and noisy. Early Flaming Lips at their best, they're starting to transition to more of the space rock/dream pop sort of thing.
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From 10/24/2018 12:04
I prefer "In A Priest Driven Ambulance", but this one's pretty good as well, if a little bit self-indulgent.. why did they have to add that ridiculous half an hour noise loop to the end though ? Anyway, "Gingerale", "Halloween" and "The Sun" are probably my favourites here, although all the tracks are pretty good.
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From 05/01/2018 22:46
I personally prefer their previous record "In a Priest Driven Ambulance" over this one. Although the production and the lyrics are pretty good (and make no mistake, this does exceed their 1980s LPs in quality), not many tracks here truly stick and that 29 minute hidden track "noise loop" at the end of it... what the hell were they thinking? By indulging a little too much and having a lower than expected hits to misses ratio, it is a bit of a step down.
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From 03/27/2017 13:18
Most underrated lips albums. Great contrast between pop melodies and distortion. This album definitely shows their incredibly unique ear. This album and Clouds taste Metallic are my fav lips albums.
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From 05/24/2016 20:25
The first (of so so many) brilliant Lips albums
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From 01/04/2014 05:34
This early stuff deserves every bit as much recognition as At War With the Mystics or Embryonic. It's such a unique spin on the alternative rock of the time. Also, Everyone Wants to Live Forever is a top 15 Lips track.
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