🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Flaming Lips

Same here, lost my mixdown when my iPod bit the dust.

Genuinely think some of the band’s best songs are on this. ‘Riding To Work In The Year 2025’ and ‘35,000 Feet Of Despair’ are masterpieces, up there with anything on The Soft Bulletin. I would have loved to hear ‘How Will We Know’ live, recordings from the 1999 tour make it sound great.

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I like RTJ enough, but it’s amusing to me that a relative footnote in hip hop is ranked so much higher than one of the standout indie rock acts of the last 30 years on DiS.

Ah well, what can ye do? Onto the next one.

Oof. .2 points over Generic Party Band™ and both acts have been robbed*. Sad times.

*though if you forced me to choose between them nowadays, Hot Chip without question.

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Thanks, completely passed me by

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Will do. I have no doubt early Flaming Lips are an entirely different beast to the version I have heard. Looking forward to the discovery.


If there’s one thing that HGATR has taught me, it’s that DiS doesn’t rate the music I like as much as I rate it.