The Flaming Lips- “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots”
Oklahoma isn’t very well known for famous Rock bands, more like famous Country artists. That’s alright and isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I’d like to be able to claim one band that is at least fairly well known is from my home state. Doh, how silly of me, I forgot about one of Rock and Indie’s greatest bands in history, the Flaming Lips.
“Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” isn’t the Flaming Lips’ best record, but it’s very, very soothing. The structures of many songs on the album are intricate, but the band still makes the overall album extremely accessible. “Fight Test”
opens the album like a long lullaby and gently sways through, making the song fly by. Vocally, the album is almost perfect; it’s soothing, quiet, but adds a whole new texture to some songs. The whole record doesn’t have an overall standout song because everything blends together so well, which is a rare case. Many bands sound similar to the band, but the Flaming Lips take those influences and create their own unique atmosphere. There really is only one part of the entire album that isn’t entertaining. That’s “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots pt.2”
. It disrupts the flow of the album slightly, but not by much even though it’s widely different with uptight electronic beats dominating the song. The only vocals are in the background and sometimes hard to hear and don’t add much to the song either. Still, “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” is an amazing album that swept me off my feet the first time I heard it and hasn’t ever gotten old, or tiring to hear and is superb in all forms.
+Whole albums flows elegantly and seems like one entire song
+Great musicianship all around
“Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots pt.2”
slightly disrupts the overall nature of the record