Clouds Taste Metallic (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 116 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,869.
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A fuzzy sounding low fi record that is extremely consistent in the fact that every song on here is at least good and there is 0 filler content. This is such a tight and compact record that it really flies by whenever I hear it. It flows from one track to the next masterfully with them all matching perfectly in tone, atmosphere and style. Instrumentally, it can be simplistic but it is always effective and their performances are exceptional adding so much energy that flows right through to the listener. Due to this we become captivated in this noise they are creating and become lost in the raw nature of the sound which I absolutely love. This makes revisiting the album so much fun as you get this independent and unique sound that some records can miss out on when they are made too slick with their production. Also, the vocal is amazing and it has that classic Flaming Lips sound that makes the voice have an edge to it. Overall, a fantastic experience with no filler that is a fun filled adventure right from the opening track which makes this record rival the groups best work.
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.
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
Why isn't this album up there with with soft bulletin and pink robots? Its better than both in my opinion.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Loud, abrasive, and proud. The way only the Flaming Lips could do
Total lo-fi mastery. If GBV wrote this, it would be their magnum opus.
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