The Flaming Lips The Terror
3.7 Release Date: 2013
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2.0 poorJohn Darr | February 23rd 13

"The worst pair of opposites is boredom and terror." - Yann Martel
Boring. Boring boring boring. That was my first grand impression of The Terror. Where were
the drums on floaty beauties Be Free, A Way and Try to Explain that would turn them into
Yoshimi pop-songs? Where were the grand Embryonic freakouts amidst the Powerless-esque
pound-and-draggers You Lust and Look...? The Terror simply offers very little to hold on to
- hooks are few and far between. It's certain that atmospheric cohesion and experimentation
make The Terror a decent album. But on this record, the Flips might have lost the
songwriting variety and pop instinct that made their classic albums, well, classic.
EDIT: Boring. Not terrifying. The Terror is that dull terror of knowing death and
pointlessness are around the corner. And yes, you can make a pointless album about
pointlessness that is pointless to listen to but that doesn't make it a good album. The
Terror focuses too much on dull terror and misses the energy that makes its topic
interesting.
The Seer is terrifying. Death Grips is terrifying. Aphex Twin is terrifying. parts of
Embryonic were terrifying. This is not terrifying. This is boring.
tl;dr dull unimpressive album go listen to embryonic instead. pretty though unremarkable
ballads w/ nice textures at tracks 2+3


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4.0 excellentrobin EMERITUS | February 24th 13

Do I like this album? That's not the point.

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0.0 rabbit | February 22nd 13

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4.5 superbHe Instagram his watch like #MadRichAlert | February 24th 13

i can hear the heart beating as wayne

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4.5 superbAdrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | February 22nd 13

c'mon motherfuckers c'mon

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5.0 classicFoxxxy Thinks Special Undercover Services To Nice Keeper | February 24th 13

im on track 1 already nd this is exactly the flaming lips - the terror

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2.0 poorDaniel White | March 31st 13

Album starts off strong, but then it just flounders for like 40 minutes.

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3.9 excellentRudy K. STAFF | February 28th 13

A brief glimpse of eternity's waltz

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4.0 excellentC.F. | February 24th 13

Wayne Coyne quietly reminds you that you are, in every respect, insignificant in the eyes of a thankless and infinitely expanding universe and that nothing you do will ever matter, despite, and on account of, being surrounded by equally meaningless existences.

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4.0 excellentjuiceviaorange | March 29th 13

I really, really enjoy this album. It's cathartic and dark much like Embryonic, but much more like the morning wreckage and haze (much like the album cover depicts) that that album left in its wake. All in all, a slow ambient cruise through a trippy mixture of keyboards, spaceship sounds, basslines, and Wayne Coyne's melodic, falsetto. He even sounds a bit like Angus Andrews here a bit, and a few of these songs really do give me a Liars vibe, which is certainly a good thing. Overall impressed, and excited with the Lips new darker choice of direction.

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0.0 geasoftime | March 24th 13

How does this not have a review? I don't like the flaming Lips much, but that's ridiculous.

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0.0 The Adventures of Deejus and Kaikus | March 11th 13

It's impressive to me that Mount Eerie has been able to release so much material in so little time.

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0.0 Dale Nixon | February 26th 13

is this supposed to be scary? It doesn't sound like that's what they were going for, John Darr. More hypnotic and trippy than anything

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4.0 excellentti0n | February 24th 13

IT'S NOT POPPY ENOUGH. OH MY GAWD.

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4.0 excellentOlivier De Clercq CONTRIBUTOR | February 24th 13

The last track kinda ruins what's otherwise the best record in ages from these guys.

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0.0 AdolfChrist | February 24th 13

omg not enuf hooks and pop accessibility!~!! boooriiiing!!!

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