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ArsMoriendi
January 25th 2017


31112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's bad enough Wikipedia tried comparing Mercury Rev to hippy trippy Flaming Lips lol (don't tell Fripp I said that)



But they still seem overall interesting to me, so I want to check more of their sutff

Digging: Dr. John - In the Right Place

DoofusWainwright
January 25th 2017


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's one of those classic 'the band nearly went their separate ways, personal issues aplenty, let's give it one last go and see if we can cut it' albums.



And they pulled it off.

DoofusWainwright
January 25th 2017


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

If you hate Flaming Lips you might dislike it. They're very different imo but people do compare them.



I do like the Flips, I'd have thought some of that bands output you'd dig :/

ArsMoriendi
January 25th 2017


31112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like a couple songs I've heard form them, but Wayne Coyne's entire personality is kind of repugnant and it really makes me never in the mood to give them a fair shot

DoofusWainwright
January 25th 2017


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The documentary Fearless Freaks casts them in a better light, humble origins and just really creative (if drug riddled)



Some of the early stuff is more experimental than this album, and very noisy. I wouldn't write them off entirely.

DoofusWainwright
January 25th 2017


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Both Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev have been through so many stages - underground to (in the case of FL) as mainstream as you can get

ArsMoriendi
February 2nd 2017


31112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

What were they thinking when they wrote Girlfren? Ugh

DoofusWainwright
February 2nd 2017


19991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think it's 90% supposed to be a joke

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2017


19409 Comments


"It's bad enough Wikipedia tried comparing Mercury Rev to hippy trippy Flaming Lips lol (don't tell Fripp I said that)"

there are so many things I could say

but whatever

the comparison is an apt one considering they have had members in the Lips

I could say something about you saying the Lips as "hippy trippy" and how that's all wrong

but




whatever

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2017


19409 Comments


but please do watch Fearless Freaks

Wayne is very, very different now from the Wayne in that movie(due to his recent coke intake, midlife crisis and general obnoxiousness at 56 years of age)

He really fell apart when his wife left him (which was his fault btw), and he hasn't been the same since.

ArsMoriendi
February 2nd 2017


31112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Maybe.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
February 2nd 2017


28656 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Fearless Freaks is such a cool documentary (and the Flaming Lips are untouchable)

Digging: ZOMBIE-CHANG - TAKE ME AWAY FROM TOKYO

Aberf
June 7th 2017


3408 Comments


Sounds like a noise pop

Digging: Dabin - Wild Youth

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
June 7th 2017


25800 Comments


check their first

alienobserver
January 10th 2018


4496 Comments


debut is a 5 idk what this is yet lol maybe 3-4 territory

GhandhiLion
June 15th 2018


9408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Super interesting jazz experimentation at times. Bronx Cheer is one of their best pop tracks too.

Digging: Fiona Gurney and Maxwell Patterson - The Holographic Medium

ArsMoriendi
June 16th 2018


31112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album is a mixed big, unfortunately it's also of mixed quality lol



Yerself destroys this, but See You on the Other Side actually also does.



Check See You on the Other Side guys it's better than this, although worse than Yerself.

theBoneyKing
July 31st 2020


19431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Wtf is “Girlfren” doing here. Most of the rest of this is very good but def at least a tier below Yerself.

Digging: The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site

ArsMoriendi
July 31st 2020


31112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

“Girlfren” is here to be irritating and to keep this from being a 4/5



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