American Head (studio album) by The Flaming Lips
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The best album by The Flaming Lips is The Soft Bulletin which is ranked number 103 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,831.
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 9.2.
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Like a lot of great recent albums from Radiohead (A Moon Shaped Pool) and Bon Iver (i,i), American Head combines a number of elements from some of the bands best works. Yoshimi and At War With the Mystics are probably the most identifiable, with a side of Soft Bulletin. This is the album I was hoping for after King’s Mouth trended back in this direction. Definitely a Top 5 Lips album, may end up higher after a few more listens.
I wasn't expecting another Bulletin or Yoshimi but personally I don't find anything too remarkable on this record after 4 listens. The hazy sound pallet suits the melancholic themes and melodies pretty well, but none of it is really sticking with me. I might revisit later but for now I feel a 5/10 (indifferent).
Their best since The Terror.
Best Flaming Lips album in a long time. The album is beautiful and heartbreaking, meditating on the deaths of family and friends and the existentialism of it all. And of course drugs.
a very good listenable album.its a grower, welcome back f lips
Excellent record. I agree with almost everything I've read about "American Head". It's probably my favorite Lips album since "Embryonic". I thought we were never going to get another constantly consistent album from Coyne and company, but now it feels as if they were just wandering off, going into many directions before finally putting it all together to make this. It really gives me hope for their future (though I'm always excited to listen to anything Flips related). I read somewhere that this feels like the melancholier version of "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" and I totally agree with that sentiment.
Favorite songs on first listen: "Will You Return / When You Come Down", "Flowers of Neptune 6", "Assassins of Youth"
King's Mouth was p good but this feels like a stronger, sortof return to form for the band. Won't challenge their best work but it's sure as hell good
My favorite album by them since The Terror
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