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Billboard (p.48) - "[T]heir 10-minute version of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,' with Erykah Badu on freak-soul vocal duty, reminds you of what a sentimental softie Wayne Coyne can be."Q (Magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's Erykah Badu's shimmering, apocalyptic reinvention of Roberta Flack's 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' that shines brightest."Uncut (magazine) (p.71) - "There's shouty motorik and dreamy ballads, while slots from Jim James and Nick Cave fulfill our desire for distorted guitar riffage. A terrific package."47.21217

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Spin (11/95, p.126) - 7 - Flawed Yet Worthy - "...their world is full of bubbles, Ferris wheels, and flying saucers....their lyrics are seldom without some gentle-but-pointed metaphor or reproof....the Lips are...a unique voice within the post-grunge nightmare of soundalike alternative rock, creating a rarefied musical atmosphere full of humanity, kindness and humor..."Q (8/02, p.62) - "...A daring, headness of a record, trading in jaunty pop, most notably 'This Here Giraffe'..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Ranked #12 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year.'Musician (11/95, pp.86-87) - "...stands as their best Warners album....frontman Wayne Coyne finally locates the distinction between sophomoric self-indulgence and creative playfulness..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.60) - "...Lots of confidence..."40.46757

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Winners like the leftist call-to-arms 'The W.A.N.D.' and 'Free Radicals' brim with darting effects and Wayne Coyne's brightly warbled melodies..."Entertainment Weekly (p.59) - "Much of the CD is both beautiful and heartfelt..." -- Grade: BQ (p.123) - Ranked #34 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[I]t was a welcome reminder that there's still no one around quite like them."Uncut (p.94) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nother extraordinary collection....[It] veers from shattering FX to celestial sonics just as the lyrics jerk between metaphysical despair and juvenile glee."Vibe (p.151) - "[T]he sonic details like psychedelic guitar solos abound."Mojo (Publisher) (p.p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Many will find the clattering, demo-freshness of MYSTICS bracing....It's a peerless smorgasbord of brain-bending sonic delicacies, food for thought and spiritual succour."40.46757

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Winners like the leftist call-to-arms 'The W.A.N.D.' and 'Free Radicals' brim with darting effects and Wayne Coyne's brightly warbled melodies..."Entertainment Weekly (p.59) - "Much of the CD is both beautiful and heartfelt..." -- Grade: BQ (p.123) - Ranked #34 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[I]t was a welcome reminder that there's still no one around quite like them."Uncut (p.94) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nother extraordinary collection....[It] veers from shattering FX to celestial sonics just as the lyrics jerk between metaphysical despair and juvenile glee."Vibe (p.151) - "[T]he sonic details like psychedelic guitar solos abound."Mojo (Publisher) (p.p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Many will find the clattering, demo-freshness of MYSTICS bracing....It's a peerless smorgasbord of brain-bending sonic delicacies, food for thought and spiritual succour."40.46757

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Billboard (p.48) - "[T]heir 10-minute version of 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,' with Erykah Badu on freak-soul vocal duty, reminds you of what a sentimental softie Wayne Coyne can be."Q (Magazine) (p.100) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's Erykah Badu's shimmering, apocalyptic reinvention of Roberta Flack's 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' that shines brightest."Uncut (magazine) (p.71) - "There's shouty motorik and dreamy ballads, while slots from Jim James and Nick Cave fulfill our desire for distorted guitar riffage. A terrific package."40.46757

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Spin (10/92, p.115) - Highly Recommended - "...have at last outgrown their influences and emerged as butterflies...[HIT TO DEATH IN THE FUTURE HEAD] delivers perfect, whole songs...[and] the band's creativity explodes..."Q (9/92, p.74) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Flaming Lips resemble a crossbreed of Sonic Youth and Hawkwind, with fistfulls of idiosyncrasies to lift them from strange American noise bands..."Option (Nov.-Dec./92, p.115) - "...This band takes the contemporary noiserock/'60s psychedelic formula to amazing heights on its most fully realized album...beautiful, trippy sounds..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.60) - "...Explores the mind-expanded proto-pop they've minded ever since. Wayne sounds like Neil Young on a trampolilne."34.07412

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Spin (10/92, p.115) - Highly Recommended - "...have at last outgrown their influences and emerged as butterflies...[HIT TO DEATH IN THE FUTURE HEAD] delivers perfect, whole songs...[and] the band's creativity explodes..."Q (9/92, p.74) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...Flaming Lips resemble a crossbreed of Sonic Youth and Hawkwind, with fistfulls of idiosyncrasies to lift them from strange American noise bands..."Option (Nov.-Dec./92, p.115) - "...This band takes the contemporary noiserock/'60s psychedelic formula to amazing heights on its most fully realized album...beautiful, trippy sounds..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.60) - "...Explores the mind-expanded proto-pop they've minded ever since. Wayne sounds like Neil Young on a trampolilne."34.07412

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Rolling Stone (7/25/02, p.72) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Ambitious with burbling electrobeats underpinning sci-fi orchestrations....the trio's love of sound sorcery is gently folded into gorgeous melodies..."Rolling Stone (7/25/02, p.72) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Ambitious with burbling electrobeats underpinning sci-fi orchestrations....the trio's love of sound sorcery is gently folded into gorgeous melodies..."Spin (1/03, p.70) - Ranked #4 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year" - "...A concept album about heartsick rock-'em-sock-'em robots that's also a sermon about finding the courage to love in the face of death."Spin (1/03, p.70) - Ranked #4 on Spin's list of 2002's "Albums of the Year" - "...A concept album about heartsick rock-'em-sock-'em robots that's also a sermon about finding the courage to love in the face of death."Entertainment Weekly (7/19/02, p.74) - "...Spectacularly trippy..." - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (7/19/02, p.74) - "...Spectacularly trippy..." - Rating: B+Q (12/02, p.66) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Q (8/02, p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their second masterpiece....It's hard to remember a record so concerned with mortality and yet so heart-burstingly hopeful. It quivers with life..."Q (12/02, p.66) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 2002"Q (8/02, p.127) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Their second masterpiece....It's hard to remember a record so concerned with mortality and yet so heart-burstingly hopeful. It quivers with life..."Uncut (1/03, p.94) - Ranked #1 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (8/02, p.96) - 5 out of 5 - "...Astonishing..."Uncut (1/03, p.94) - Ranked #1 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (8/02, p.96) - 5 out of 5 - "...Astonishing..."CMJ (12/30/02, p.8) - Ranked #2 on CMJ's "Top 10 of 2002"CMJ (7/22/02, p.4) - "...Impressionistic sonic wonder..."CMJ (12/30/02, p.8) - Ranked #2 on CMJ's "Top 10 of 2002"CMJ (7/22/02, p.4) - "...Impressionistic sonic wonder..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #36 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "They remain at the forefront of rock'n'roll mutation."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.72) - Ranked #2 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.60) - "...A brilliant development of BULLETIN's tough'n'mellow blend..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.72) - Ranked #2 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.60) - "...A brilliant development of BULLETIN's tough'n'mellow blend..."NME (Magazine) (7/13/02, p.36) - 8 out of 10 - "...Confident and imaginative....it sets yet another benchmark."NME (Magazine) (7/13/02, p.36) - 8 out of 10 - "...Confident and imaginative....it sets yet another benchmark."33.72298

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Alternative Press (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Think the Flaming Lips' alternate-universe psych-pop, Broken Social Scene's abstraction or a lucid, funk-free Of Montreal -- and that just scratches the surface of this dense, bewitching collection."1.042624

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.86) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a Mama & Papas spin on Flaming Lips' 'Moth In The Incubator' and Joyce's object of affection in 'Tokyo Ladyboy'..."1.042624

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CMJ (04/28/03, p.8) - "...The Flaming Lips are quick to reveal that, despite the serious brilliance of their recorded output, taking themselves too seriously isn't on the agenda..."0.8026123

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Magnet (pp.96-98) - "'All The Faces' is lightly dusted with SOFT BULLETIN-era Flaming Lips minus the thrift-store synths."0.7022858

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Spin (1/02, p.109) - "...Auteurist Jim James channels a fondness for Neil Young into a burned-out basement vision of 21st-century dread and reverb-drenched heartache..."Uncut (3/03, p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...At its epicentre is James' remarkable delivery, as oddly beautiful as The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne..."CMJ (7/2/01, p.22) - "...Throbs with lonesome-walk-home-on-a-gravel-road emotion....Don't fight the desire to lay back on the grass and stare at the sky..."No Depression (7-8/01, p.127) - "...A highly rewarding album..."Mojo (Publisher) (4/03, p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...An absolute treat....The sound is old, but the hurt is fresh. Perhaps that is the essence of country..."0.6081973

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Spin (p.91) - "Beam's breathy croon is as soothing as a lullaby....'Love Vigilantes' beats them all, by bringing to the surface New Order's inner Johnny Cash."Billboard (pp.33-34) - "Tracks worth repeated listens include the eloquent, gospel-ish 'The Trapeze Swinger' and the luminous, harmonies-rich shuffle 'God Made the Automobile'..."Pitchfork (Website) - "'Communion Cups & Someone's Coat' sports beautifully layered vocals, while 'Belated Promise Ring' holds even with nearly any Iron & Wine album track with its softly ingratiating melody."Record Collector (magazine) (p.91) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "AROUND THE WELL is a luxurious collection of 33 rare and hard to find Iron & Wine songs....[With] a fabulous version of The Flaming Lips' 'Waiting On A Superman,' which is delivered with such delicacy it feels as if it could break at any point."Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "These are finely detailed hymnals with a deceptively light touch, led out by Beam's warm-blanket voice and brittle guitar."0.521312

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Rolling Stone (11/14/02, p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[The album] captures the moment when the band came into its own by reconciling its impulse to shriek with its ability to shine..."Uncut (11/02, p.136) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A much more confident, assertive band with a firmer grasp on instrumental imperatives and...a more persuasive line in melodies...virtually a rebirth of The Flaming Lips..."0.5016327

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Alternative Press (5/01, p.80) - 3 out of 5 - "...Infectious, melodic, eclectic, guitar-based pop - a little indie rock here, a little classic '60s pop there..."Magnet (6-7/01, p.78) - "...AM/FM succeed by playing Flaming Lips to its own Modest mouse....If the key to lasting pop music isn't hooks but unexpected changes, AM/FM's Brian Sokel and Michael Parsell can quit their day jobs..."0.5016327

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Uncut (8/03, p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A humorous, idiosyncratic exploration of womanhood that blends elements of Flaming Lips-style psychedelic whimsy with the more aggressive electro-punk attitude typical of the Chicks on Speed label..."The Wire (7/03, p.59) - "...[The album] fizzes with morbid wit and abandon, spilling and squirting involuntarily....For those prepared to stick with BITCHES and divine the method in its mad mess, the rewards come thick and fast..."0.5016327

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'Take a Walk' sets lyrics about the Great Recession to stomping disco pop, displaying Angelakos' gift for making pain feel like pleasure."Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[T]heir shiny, Flaming Lips-y thing works." -- Grade: B0.5016327

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Uncut (p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 - "The schizophrenic tone changes recall the experimentalism of Deerhoof, yet the overall sound is as natural as The Flaming Lips."Mojo (Publisher) (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]heir patchwork approach to psychedelia recalls the shoestring ingenuity of cult mid-'90s act Neutral Milk Hotel."0.5016327

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Rolling Stone (10/28/93, p.81) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...unlike previous Flaming Lips releases, [TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE SATELLITE HEART] doesn't make the listener work as hard to enjoy the journey....The Flaming Lips join the ranks of rock's most endearing eccentrics..."Spin (8/93, p.22) - "...open up your ears for their sixth full-length album. The Lips specialize in noisy yet rather melodic guitar pop..."Q (9/93, p.84) - 3 Stars - GoodMelody Maker (7/3/93, p.28) - "...They've hit the daisy right on the head...frazzling and dazzling..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.60) - "...The curtain of chaos parts and the Lips' pop sense begins to focus..."NME (Magazine) (6/19/93, p.34) - 7 - Very Good - "...another fine statement of lack of intent. A cracking, cracked record....A delicious, ridiculous stomp..."0.496591

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Rolling Stone (p.66) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Lips have always been able to subvert pie-eyed whimsy with a sense of homespun beauty, and there's plenty of that here too."Spin (pp.71-72) - "EMBRYONIC finds these wild-eyed Okies sounding even more adventurous nd less eager to please than at any time since 1997's four-cd experimental sonic goof ZAIREEKA."Spin (p.29) - Ranked #28 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "[The album] slowly crystallizes into a force of claustrophobic beauty..."Entertainment Weekly (p.59) - "[A] heady stew of fuzzed-out satellite transmissions, jazzy spaz-outs, and enthusiastic animal noises..." -- Grade: BAlternative Press (p.116) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "EMBRYONIC is an album full of little revolutions -- a trippier, noisier, more experimental journey than the Flaming Lips have taken in forever..."Billboard (p.61) - "For some longtime Lips fans, the band's 12th studio album, EMBRYONIC, will be hailed as a welcome return to the experimental, psychedelic form of its early years."Paste (magazine) - "[A]n ambitious double-disc acid-haze epic. The album's somber menacing tone never recedes, leaving Coyne to play apocalyptic preacher over the fuzzy noisebox of vintage Lips, and Floydian space jams."Clash (magazine) - "EMBRYONIC is all about the band's more impulsive, spontaneous side....The Flaming Lips have returned with a truly great piece of work..."Record Collector (magazine) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The Flaming Lips' jam-based approach to EMBRYONIC has provided a birthing point for their most chaotic but arguably consistently thematic record."0.4344266

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CMJ - "Surprisingly uplifting and packed to the gills with nuggets of melodic brilliance, A CERTAIN FEELING is certainly capable of forcing an about-face mood swing."Q (Magazine) (p.132) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The '60s psych is still evident on tracks such as 'Gold, Tan, Peach And Gray' and 'Darling, Be Here,' but it's now coupled to free-ranging gospel ensemble pop that recalls The Flaming Lips and Arcade Fire."0.4013062

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Alternative Press (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The heartfelt, piano-based `Do The Trick' is among guitarist/vocalist Scott McMicken's most accomplished songs -- which can be said for nearly every boot-stomping moment here."Paste (magazine) - "[The album] finds co-founders bassist Toby Leaman and guitarist Scott McMicken still blurring the line, often with a great deal of success, between rootsy Americana and the slightly poppier work of The Flaming Lips and pals My Morning Jacket."0.4013062

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Q (11/03, p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Mixing electronic whimsy with fetching melodies and acoustic sounds, they occupy similar territory to The Beta Band or Gorky's Zygotic Mynci..."Magnet (2/04, pp.103-4) - "[A]n oasis where computer bits and human whimsy have been neatly spliced into a single mutant strand of code."CMJ (11/17/03, p.9) - "...If you've ever wondered what the Flaming Lips would sound like if they maintained the rawness of their early recordings when they went off in the epic pop direction with THE SOFT BULLETIN, this is your answer....a noble pop experiment..."0.4013062

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Billboard (p.36) - "[T]he introduction of unending electronic ambience morphs the set into a new breed of psychedelia."Q (Magazine) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Mixed by Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann, LONERISM's 12 tracks seem designed to perfectly soundtrack smoke-scented sunsets."Mojo (Publisher) (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "LONERISM is liberally sparked with synths, propelling these songs even further towards the heart of the sun."Paste (magazine) - "LONERISM expertly balances heady textures with effortless melodicism."0.4013062

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Rolling Stone (8/8/02, p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...An uncanny combination of rock orchestra and choir...evoking Up With People's all-American optimism but also bears the wounds of Spiritualized and Flaming Lips..."Q (12/02, p.67) - Included in Q Magazine's "The 50 Best Albums of 2002."Q (11/02, p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...[The album has] the humanist warmth and simple joy that you hear in The Beach Boys or The Flaming Lips at their best..."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Ranked #61 in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (9/02, p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...a bright, beatific prayer-meeting-cum-jam-session...Charming, involving, only marginally creepy..."CMJ (6/02, p.15) - "...The group makes tuneful and tasteful use of an array of aural colors in 10 nameless psychedelic soundscapes....it happens to kick a little booty..."Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.75) - Ranked #27 in Mojo's "Best Albums of 2002"Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.110) - "...Their pop peaks sound like an ecstatic communion of Mercury Rev, ELO and the cast of HAIR..."NME (Magazine) (9/21/02, p.37) - 9 out of 10 - "...A huge, humane record that could airlift the gloomiest soul from the Slough Of Despond. Never mind the cassocks, here's The Polyphonic Spree...the good news starts here."0.3547079

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Rolling Stone (p.229) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band's mix of heavy, propulsive rhythms, Brandon Curtis' eerily dispassionate vocals and a whole lot of psychedelic synth and guitar vamping approaches something close to extraordinary."Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "[A] spiritual sibling to such previous great, emotionally raw ruminations on shattered personal lives as Phil Collins' FACE VALUE and Beck's SEA CHANGE."Q (p.118) - Ranked #71 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."Uncut (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Machines stake out territory somewhere between the fount-of-positivity balladeering of Flaming Lips and the motorik pace of Krautrock."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album that trades emotion with guitar chaos....The band have struck another bittersweet blow for the avant-garde."0.3511429

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Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey sound like an unusually hook-savvy indie band whose taut, touching songs about friendship and life on the road begin as straight pop rock and take thrilling turns into psychedelia."Spin (p.85) - "[A] clean, big-sounding album that uncannily evokes SUMMERTEETH-era Wilco and SOFT BULLETIN-era Flaming Lips."Billboard (p.32) - "The somber track 'Someday' is brightened significantly by a whistled melody, coupled with a psychedelic guitar solo that recalls George Harrison..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "11 tracks of wonky, epic Americana; seeds of The Band and The Beach Boys cross-pollinate with Scott McMicken's autobiographical lyrics to make Dr. Dog truly fit to practise."0.3511429

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Rolling Stone (p.57) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are tweaked Sixties AM-radio melodies and flashes of quiet soul....It's mostly a psychedelic, smarty-pants dance party..."Spin (p.72) - "Here, they explode with the force of a polyrhythmic fireworks display, celebrating the art of borrowed yet blissful noise."Alternative Press (p.94) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "'White Knuckles' is self-help advice delivered in a funky pop sheen that approximates Prince fronting the Flaming Lips with DFA majordomo James Murphy at the controls."Alternative Press (p.100) - Ranked #4 in Alternative Press's "10 Essential Albums of 2010" -- "[With] throbbing percussion, tight guitar solos and ridiculously passionate and honest lyrics..."Paste (magazine) (p.66) - "[A] courageous amalgam that gets your head bopping to resoundingly upbeat rhythms and surging bridges, as on the unstoppable 'All is Not Lost.'"0.3511429

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Rolling Stone (p.57) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are tweaked Sixties AM-radio melodies and flashes of quiet soul....It's mostly a psychedelic, smarty-pants dance party..."Spin (p.72) - "Here, they explode with the force of a polyrhythmic fireworks display, celebrating the art of borrowed yet blissful noise."Alternative Press (p.94) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "'White Knuckles' is self-help advice delivered in a funky pop sheen that approximates Prince fronting the Flaming Lips with DFA majordomo James Murphy at the controls."Alternative Press (p.100) - Ranked #4 in Alternative Press's "10 Essential Albums of 2010" -- "[With] throbbing percussion, tight guitar solos and ridiculously passionate and honest lyrics..."Paste (magazine) (p.66) - "[A] courageous amalgam that gets your head bopping to resoundingly upbeat rhythms and surging bridges, as on the unstoppable 'All is Not Lost.'"0.3511429

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Rolling Stone (p.229) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he band's mix of heavy, propulsive rhythms, Brandon Curtis' eerily dispassionate vocals and a whole lot of psychedelic synth and guitar vamping approaches something close to extraordinary."Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "[A] spiritual sibling to such previous great, emotionally raw ruminations on shattered personal lives as Phil Collins' FACE VALUE and Beck's SEA CHANGE."Q (p.118) - Ranked #71 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006."Uncut (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Machines stake out territory somewhere between the fount-of-positivity balladeering of Flaming Lips and the motorik pace of Krautrock."Mojo (Publisher) (p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album that trades emotion with guitar chaos....The band have struck another bittersweet blow for the avant-garde."0.3511429

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Entertainment Weekly (p.80) - "[The album] shows Lytle at the top of his game, lamenting summers past on songs whose soulful synth-rock recalls the '80s baroque-pop of the Electric Light Orchestra." -- Grade: B+Q (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The closing, hypnotising six-minute swirl of 'This Is How It All Starts' makes a noble last will and testament, while Rear View Mirror is the epic they long hunted..."No Depression (p.127) - "The band does a more than decent job with the woozy instrumentals that have long been Grandaddy's bread and butter..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Only kindred spirits The Flaming Lips can rival Lytle's band for pathos-sodden cartoon Americana..."0.3511429

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Rolling Stone (p.74) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] enlists Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, who highlights the tingly interplay between acoustic and electronic instruments and the processed vocals..."Spin (p.88) - "Woozy, smoked-out hooks are strewn like cigarette butts -- a Black Moth specialty that Fridmann dials up throughout this consistently twisted half-hour and change."Alternative Press (p.108) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "BMSR buttress their keyboard fantasias with staunchly funky beats, lending an earthiness to the tonal skywriting spiraling above."Q (Magazine) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "EATING US has a more cohesive sound than its lo-fi predecessor, but still radiates weird and wonderful vibrations..."Pitchfork (Website) - "Black Moth Super Rainbow are a dream for fans of weird and offbeat music....[EATING US has] a crisper, more linear sound that, somewhat surprisingly, places substantial emphasis on the band's songwriting."0.3511429

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Rolling Stone (8/17/00, p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...An orgy of space-rock guitar worship....achieving the intense sound their songs deserve: intense boy-girl vocals, psychedelic guitar power, rainy-day sprinkles of piano and strings..."Q (5/00, p.107) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...A celebration of human frailty and hope that challenges The Flaming Lips' SOFT BULLETIN and Mercury Rev's DESERTER'S SONGS for breadth of palette, imagination and emotional impact..."Alternative Press (7/00, p.90) - 4 out of 5 - "...Pretty much every song here is arena-sized...but the songs themselves retain the spirited vigor of the basement....[The album] is the best of both worlds, and in turn one of the best albums of the year."Magnet (1-2/01, p.44) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2000".Magnet (6-7/00, p.74) - "...Weaving their spell in the fast lane while ducking rumbling 18-wheelers of noise, [Alun] Woodward and Emma Pollock swap vocal leads...as effortlessly as Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astrud Gilberto..."CMJ (5/22/00, p.3) - "...Their third and best album....this excellent and fully realized album lifts the Delgados into a league all their own."Melody Maker (4/25/00, p.51) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...Crushing....it represents a treasure of a band stepping from the shadows, tossing its tatty indie rags aside and charging at success, engine stoked to bursting. Last stop: your gut."Mojo (Publisher) (5/00, p.104) - "...It's bold, ambitious and skillfully wrought. The songs...have beautiful lyrics, surprising arrangements and unshakeable melodies....This is a robust record full of great ideas and stirring songs..."NME (Magazine) (12/30/00, p.78) - Ranked #28 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".NME (Magazine) (4/15/00, p.34) - 6 out of 10 - "...[The album] undoubtedly moves...as it impresses...all swooping cellos, dulcimers, clarinets, flugelhorns, vibraphones..."0.3475413

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Q (7/00, p.117) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...An engagingly slapdash approach to songwriting that will inevitably lead to Flaming Lips comparisons....their appeal lying in wacky aphorisms...and the more straightforward, Beatles-derived melodies...is where you feel their heart..."Alternative Press (3/00, p.82) - 3 out of 5 - "...makes the most of their penchant for rich detailed arrangement....inspiring arrangements, marked by gradual, song-length crescendos of either volume, detail or both..."Magnet (1-2/00, pp.69-70) - "...There's so much going on in these grooves...that it takes a number of listens to even begin digesting this aural feast. Persevere, though, for your faith will be rewarded..."CMJ (2/21/00, p.21) - "...its most musically conscientious album to date....The well-structured songs dazzle with sincere vocals and powerful embellishments provided by woodwinds, brass and slide guitar..."NME (Magazine) (4/15/00, p.32) - 8 out of 10 - "...Excellent....This is questing, elaborate music with a grandeur and scale that most bands would've been too self-conscious to attempt...not so long ago..."0.3009796

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Spin (p.86) - "[With] soaring, impassioned vocals; expansive dynamics, circular riff patterns; and driving guitars."Q (12/94, p.147) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Sunny Day Real Estate have the most potential of the emotionally expressive melodic grungers...to emerge in Nirvana's wake, though the band eschew Cobain's anthemic pop focus for a more undulating, splintered surge of guitar/vocal..."Alternative Press (3/02, p.96) - Included in AP's "Essential Punk Influences '02 Style" - "...Provided the template for second-wave emo....Musically it was Nirvana's dynamics matched with Slint's angualr chops..."Musician (6/94, p.84) - "...Sunny Day Real Estate manage to merge the drive of early U2, the acrid, aching melodicism of Dinosaur Jr. and a touch of the wicked, weird, un-pop of the Flaming Lips....The whole affair is deliriously, deliberately erratic--aural clutter that's at once distracting and inviting...."NME (Magazine) (1/26/02, p.23) - Included in NME's "Most Influential Emo Records Of All Time" - "...The first truly commercial album of the genre..."Record Collector (magazine) (pp.108-109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[U]nique...with its bare-boned, visceral raw heart honesty..."0.3009796

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Rolling Stone (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The music is engrossing and Cudi's angst genuine..."Spin (p.88) - "Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi is a quirky, singing rapper with a nice, effortless stoner drawl....He's more concerned with melody and emotion than lyrical terror."Entertainment Weekly (p.129) - "Cudi turns out to be that rarest of rap phenomena: a hyped upstart who really does represent a promising new phase in the genre's evolution." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (p.102) - Included in Entertainment Weekly's 'The Best Albums of 2009' -- "Exposing his own ambitions and anxieties over trippy beats one moment, collaborating with left-fielders like indie-rock bands Ratatat and MGMT the next..."Billboard (p.52) - "The rapper's delivery is confident in a poetic and artful way, channeled through a theatrical set of songs..."Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Pursuit Of Happiness,' a psychedelic wash of piano riffs and lush harmonies courtesy of MGMT, has shades of The Flaming Lips."0.3009796

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Rolling Stone (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The music is engrossing and Cudi's angst genuine..."Spin (p.88) - "Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi is a quirky, singing rapper with a nice, effortless stoner drawl....He's more concerned with melody and emotion than lyrical terror."Entertainment Weekly (p.129) - "Cudi turns out to be that rarest of rap phenomena: a hyped upstart who really does represent a promising new phase in the genre's evolution." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly (p.102) - Included in Entertainment Weekly's 'The Best Albums of 2009' -- "Exposing his own ambitions and anxieties over trippy beats one moment, collaborating with left-fielders like indie-rock bands Ratatat and MGMT the next..."Billboard (p.52) - "The rapper's delivery is confident in a poetic and artful way, channeled through a theatrical set of songs..."Q (Magazine) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "'Pursuit Of Happiness,' a psychedelic wash of piano riffs and lush harmonies courtesy of MGMT, has shades of The Flaming Lips."0.3009796

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