The Flaming Lips: At War With The Mystics
Space is the place for Lips album Number 12
They’re more than just musical visionaries, though. In line with its title, ‘At War With The Mystics’ is an oddly confrontational record: from the humanist odd-pop of the ‘The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song’ to ‘Free Radicals’’s disco-powered swipes at freeze-dried pop pap, it’s astonishing how the band are unafraid to take on Serious Issues yet remain so much fun. Don’t be surprised if they find a cure for cancer, end world poverty or find a solution to the Iraq war next – they’ll certainly struggle to top this.
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