Flaming Lips : Do You Realize??
A million Christmas carols poured into a cosmic jelly mould
A million Christmas carols poured into a cosmic jelly mould. Jesus scuffing his sandals on a sunbeam. Such purple-hued praise is all in a day's work for [a]Flaming Lips[/a], a band whose [I]modus operandi[/I] is, if anything, growing bolder with age. The first single to be plucked from 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots', it's the grandest bout of metaphysical restlessness this side of Milton. [I]"Do you realize"[/I] sings Wayne Coyne while micro-scootering along the Yellow Brick Road, [I]"that everyone you know, one day, will die?"[/I] We did. But we never thought such a sentiment could sound so joyous. If you hear a warmer, more heart-swellingly
[I]human[/I] record this year, we'll eat our hyperbole with chips.
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