Clouds Taste Metallic (studio album) by The Flaming Lips

Clouds Taste Metallic
Clouds Taste Metallic by The Flaming Lips
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 954th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 381 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1995 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (186th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (954th)

The Flaming Lips bestography

Clouds Taste Metallic is ranked 3rd best out of 45 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 15,301.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.9/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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90/100
From 02/20/2021 23:24
Absolute classic. I prefer Hit to Death in the Future Head, but this is definitely their "psychedelic noise pop" peak. Every song is actually great, I really enjoy This Here Giraffe, Kim's Watermelon Gun, and Brainville.
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From 11/28/2020 19:53
Top 3 Lip's album. It was a strange point in their career. It was a slight improvement over Transmissions, but no real radio hit so it didn't sell and they were in danger of being dropped at this point. They were typecast as a one hit wonder and had a lot to prove. But some great songs here, Abandoned Hospital ship, psychiatric exploration and brainville are highlights
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95/100
From 06/21/2020 07:57
Why isn't this album up there with with soft bulletin and pink robots? Its better than both in my opinion.
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70/100
From 07/07/2019 13:48
I've only heard it a few times and it's solid enough throughout - but hasn't quite grabbed me like Transmissions, Yoshimi or Soft Bulletin.
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From 07/04/2019 03:03
Bumped this album up a bunch on my main chart. Listening to this again I was thinking, well shoot I love this album so much I never get tired of it. Flaming Lips at their best!
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From 10/24/2018 12:53
And so we reach the apex of their ten year noise rock sequence, from their debut "Hear It Is" to this sonically dense, undeniably great record "Clouds Taste Metallic". Just when you think they couldn't top "Transmissions", they do ! It's a dizzying, wondrous pop record drawing from their earlier forays into psychedelia.
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From 05/02/2018 18:22
With "Clouds Taste Metallic", The Flaming Lips have finished constructing an impressive chain of noise pop records that has lasted an entire decade. This one may well be the pinnacle of their career at the point of release. The record has more imaginative and transporting lyrics than ever and is firmly rooted in psychedelia complete with waves of bleakness, longing and melancholy (and ends perfectly on a bittersweet note). One of their very best.
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90/100
From 11/07/2017 05:09
Loud, abrasive, and proud. The way only the Flaming Lips could do
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From 03/19/2017 11:10
Total lo-fi mastery. If GBV wrote this, it would be their magnum opus.
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From 06/03/2016 14:52
This is one of my favourite Flaming Lips albums. A kind of psychedelic indie pop for the nineties, Brian Wilson meets Todd Rundgren at an acid party. Like most Lips records it's beautiful and noisy, featuring great songs in, brainville, guy gets a headache, and, kim's watermelon gun. Some great songtitles here. Great fun.
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