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The Flaming Lips

By Trent McMartin

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Not only is this the best Flaming Lips record, but it's one of the finest rock albums to be released in the twenty-first century. The follow-up to the almost equally impressive 1999 release The Soft Bulletin, Y.B.T.P.R is a sadly touching, electronically bizarre, loosely based concept album that incidently lacks any type of clear storyline. Regardless of its confusing themes, the album transferred seemlessly onto stage, becoming a far out, celebratory expo of confetti, light shows, and dancers in animal mascot suits (Justin Timberlake suited up one night as a dancing dolphin). As Steve Sanders so eloquently put it in that 1995 episode of Beverly Hills 90210 in which the Lips guest starred, "You know, I've never been a big fan of alternative music, but these guys rocked the house!"

Favorite cuts: "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1," "In the Morning of the Magicians," and "It's Summertime."

Bad Apple: " Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 2"


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