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100 Best Albums of the Nineties

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The Flaming Lips, 'The Soft Bulletin'


The Flaming Lips, 'The Soft Bulletin'
92/100

The Flaming Lips camped out in their own studio for two years making The Soft Bulletin and came up with their wildest, wittiest art-rock statement yet: long-windedly engrossing songs built out of stray details, like the reverberating piano power chord that becomes the foundation of "What Is the Light" before segueing seamlessly into a space-cadet instrumental in "The Observer." Tracks like "The Gash" combine disparate strains of hippie techno and indie rock into a strange and beautiful whole, somewhere between Abbey Road and 90210.

Rolling Stone's Original 1999 Review

Video: Flaming Lips Rehearse Trippy Version of 'Do You Realize?'

Video: Flaming Lips Rehearse The Soft Bulletin Track 'Feeling Yourself Disintegrate'


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