The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends (studio album) by The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends
The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends by The Flaming Lips
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-04-21
Overall rank: 23,234th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
65/100 (from 71 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2012 (643rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (5,710th)
Award Best albums of all time (23,234th)

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The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends is ranked 23rd best out of 44 albums by The Flaming Lips on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Flaming Lips is The Soft Bulletin which is ranked number 106 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,435.

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From 08/02/2019 00:38
I wouldn't consider this a Flaming Lips studio album but it is a Flaming Lips collaborative studio album and it's really good for what it is. They are one of the best at experiencing with different sounds so I don't blame them for wanting to make a collective experiment with multiple artists. Definitely gets dark and trippy throughout which is awesome.
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From 04/18/2018 05:38
Definitely not a great intro for anyone not super familiar with the Lips. I would only really recommend this album for those that like their Embryonic phase. I'm not really one of those people (though I do think they are the greatest band of all time regardless), so it feels to me like a large excuse to name-drop some collabs. I had much higher hopes for the Bon Iver, Tame Impala, and (especially) Nick Cave collaborations, but they were pretty lackluster. Tame Impala was alright I guess. There are a couple of moments on the album as a whole that are pretty cool, but there is a lot of drudgery to balance out. "Is David Bowie Dying?" (and yes, he was) is probably the highlight. Overall, there are much better oddities that the Lips have put out.

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From 10/07/2015 03:08
tfw kesha was the best guest performance on here
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From 12/25/2013 09:48
Soo underrated
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From 12/04/2012 22:29
listed over is the vinyl version. cd version has a different last track. but who really cares? this will take me too much time and effort to finally like.
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From 10/24/2012 18:56
Fuck this shit. I devoted more than an hour to this piece of crap. Fuck Chris Martin, in particular. Burn this album and forget about it: only names, names, names. No music. Ok, 1 or 2 tracks: That ain't my trip; I'm working at NASA on Acid.
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From 07/16/2012 20:38
I like some of the tracks on this album, but it doesn't feel like it all really comes together. The weakest Flaming Lips album since the early 90s.
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From 05/14/2012 02:14
Very different than their stuff from Soft Bulletin. I've listened to about half the tracks so far and I have to say its pretty creepy. Its very cool that all these artists worked a bit on this album, but I don't think they did a proper job.

I'd probably like it if it wasn't so creepy sounding.
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