The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends


4.0
excellent

Review

by tarkus USER (16 Reviews)
April 30th, 2012 | 63 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: They don't even care

On record store day, The Flaming Lips released their newest product, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. This compilation features many artists that no one would ever even think would ever be on a project with The Flaming Lips, such as Ke$ha, Yoko Ono, Chris Martin, and that one dude from My Morning Jacket, his name might be Brian but I really don’t know. Almost similar to Embryonic and the Dark Side of the Moon cover, yet something totally different, this compilation manages to be extremely weird yet thoroughly enjoyable. With its fair share of fuzzy riffs, electronics, and slow spacey songs, these songs come together to form a consistent album that’s actually pretty good. The slow melodic “Helping the Retarded to Find God,” paints a picture in your mind of a Christian doctor in a stone garden trying to help someone with Down syndrome locate the Almighty. “I’m Working At NASA on Acid” is somewhat of a stoner anthem, distortion and a sweet rhythm hanging out like the nutsack of a male prostitute, and its successor with Yoko Ono lays down a sweet groove as well. Of course you’re all wondering “What’s the Ke$ha song like?” and I'm just going to type it out for you. It rules. Take your preconceptions about her and exile them like the Shah of Iran. The Lips keep her in check and drop some sweet distortion and she sings about her rump all while you nod your head to the beat. “Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee” is chock full of good psychedelic riffs, and lyrics, and gets the energy of the album up. The song with that Erika chick is like pretty good but probably too long for its own good at 10 minutes of droning psychedelia. Oh and the Chris Martin track was underwhelming.

Basically this compilation is a collection of the Lips’ latest results of dicking around lightheartedly. My biggest complaint is that it didn’t have enough songs that were actually really groovy, like some off of Mystics. If you haven’t heard this be hearing it now.



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tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

banana!

johnnydeking29
April 30th 2012


9561 Comments


squirrel!

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johnnydeking29
April 30th 2012


9561 Comments


Cool review

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thank ye

johnnyblaze
April 30th 2012


2637 Comments


“Helping the Retarded to Find God”

best track title ever.

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah truth

MaskAtTheMasquerade
April 30th 2012


2888 Comments


his name might be Brian but I really don’t know.

lol

this sounds cool tho, gonna spin it

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

his name is Jim i was way off

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

holy shit i didnt even mention ashes in the air whats wrong with me

Rev
April 30th 2012


9441 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Jim James**

and yeah this fuckin' rules



2012 is SOTY

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nah ashes in the air is but 2012 is a close second

and yeah Brian seemed fitting under the influence of the plant

Ire
April 30th 2012


41828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

omg yes.

ashes and supermoon made me want to pee are so goood

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

whos the negger ill kill u

DoubtGin
April 30th 2012


6754 Comments


Ke$ha's contribution is actually the best thing on here omg

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah song rules

Ire
April 30th 2012


41828 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

this is better than at war with the mystics fyi

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

fuck you
album rules

Rev
April 30th 2012


9441 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It does, but this is still better

tarkus
April 30th 2012


5560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

idk this is longer and side 4 is sortof a bore

but this has ashes in the air

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 30th 2012


3505 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I was skeptical about this but it might just rule. I have to check this first thing in the morning

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