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The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multilayered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the 'Big Bang' That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)". They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, whi ...read more

The Flaming Lips are an American rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1983. Instrumentally, their sound contains lush, multilayered, psychedelic rock arrangements, but lyrically their compositions show elements of space rock, including unusual song and album titles—such as "What Is the Light? (An Untested Hypothesis Suggesting That the Chemical [In Our Brains] by Which We Are Able to Experience the Sensation of Being in Love Is the Same Chemical That Caused the 'Big Bang' That Was the Birth of the Accelerating Universe)". They are also acclaimed for their elaborate live shows, which feature costumes, balloons, puppets, video projections, complex stage light configurations, giant hands, large amounts of confetti, and frontman Wayne Coyne's signature man-sized plastic bubble, in which he traverses the audience. In 2002, the Flaming Lips were named one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die" by Q magazine. The band is best known for its associations with 1960s and 1970s psychedelic subculture, with elements of this culture permeating the group's instrumentation, effects, and composition. Coyne's lyrics, in particular, both reference and embody the fascination with the science fiction and space opera genres of fiction that were popular during the golden age of psychedelic subculture. His lyrical style tends to use the imagery and plot conventions of space opera to frame more abstract themes about the unfolding cycles of romantic love, highlighting its vulnerability while delving into its metaphysical implications. The group recorded several albums and EPs on an indie label, Restless, in the 1980s and early 1990s. After signing to Warner Brothers, they scored a hit in 1993 with "She Don't Use Jelly". Although it has been their only hit single in the U.S., the band has maintained critical respect and, to a lesser extent, commercial viability through albums such as 1999's The Soft Bulletin (which was NME magazine's Album of the Year) and 2002's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. They have had more hit singles in Europe than in the U.S. In February 2007, they were nominated for a 2007 BRIT Award in the "Best International Act" category. By 2007, the group garnered three Grammy Awards, including two for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Courtesy of Wikipedia « hide

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LPs
American Head
2020

3.6
147 Votes
King's Mouth
2019

3.4
105 Votes
Oczy Mlody
2017

2.9
198 Votes
The Terror
04/16/2013

3.7
443 Votes
Embryonic
2009

3.8
797 Votes
At War with the Mystics
2006

3.4
720 Votes
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
2002

4.1
1,836 Votes
The Soft Bulletin
1999

4.3
1,544 Votes
Zaireeka
1997

3.7
233 Votes
Clouds Taste Metallic
1995

4.1
642 Votes
Transmissions From the Satellite Heart
1993

3.8
537 Votes
Hit To Death In The Future Head
1992

3.6
241 Votes
In A Priest Driven Ambulance
1990

3.8
237 Votes
Telepathic Surgery
1989

2.9
141 Votes
Oh My Gawd!!!
1987

3
156 Votes
Hear It Is
1986

2.9
155 Votes
EPs
Peace Sword
11/29/2013

3.9
148 Votes
24 Hour Song Skull
2011

4.7
11 Votes
Strobo Trip
2011

3.5
5 Votes
Gummy Song Fetus
2011

3.6
15 Votes
Gummy Song Skull
2011

3.1
23 Votes
Live At Austin City Limits
2006

3.5
8 Votes
It Overtakes Me
2006

1.8
3 Votes
Bad Days
2005

2.8
2 Votes
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
2003

3.6
71 Votes
Fight Test
2003

3.5
69 Votes
Due to High Expectations...
1994

3.1
10 Votes
Unconsciously Screamin E.P.
1990

3.3
4 Votes
The Flaming Lips
1984

3
16 Votes
Live Albums
Onboard the International Space Station
2017

3
9 Votes
The Soft Bulletin: Live 2011
2011

4.1
7 Votes
U.F.O.s At the Zoo
2007

3.3
3 Votes
Compilations
Scratching The Door...
2018

4
5 Votes
Imagene Peise: Atlas Eets Christmas
2014

3.5
13 Votes
With A Little Help From My Fwends
2014

2.7
66 Votes
7 Skies H3
2014

4
43 Votes
The Flaming Side of the Moon
2014

3.5
5 Votes
The Time Has Come to Shoot You Down...
11/29/2013

2.6
4 Votes
Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn
10/26/2012

3.8
19 Votes
The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends
04/21/2012

3.5
83 Votes
Dark Side of the Moon
2009

3
149 Votes
Christmas On Mars
2008

2.9
60 Votes
The Day They Shot a Hole In The Jesus Egg
2002

4.1
17 Votes
Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid
2002

4.2
6 Votes

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