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Flaming Lips - "American Head"

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If the 5 released songs are an indicator, this record's gonna be a MUST buy. Giving me Soft Bulletin vibes, but yet sounds really fresh.

 

Out September 11th.

 

 

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"American Head" is out today. Beautiful record.

 

I got thinking...has there been a better American band the last 25+ years?

 

Yes, of course it's subjective. And yes, Wilco has a very good argument. I lean that way myself.

 

There's something about the Flaming Lips quirkiness and resiliency and Wayne Coyne's optimism and hope that feels like the American spirit. I like his new quote in Rolling Stone:

 

"I think the world is a wonderful, beautiful, insane place. I don’t think of the world as being this great punisher that’s here to teach us horrible things. Surely, there is a lot of injustice and there’s a lot of pain, but the world can really only be as beautiful as you see it. Two people can be standing in front of the sunset, and one of them just sees it as a waste of time: 'What are we standing here for?' And the other one sees it as the greatest experience they’ve ever had."

 

Anyhoo. Music fans are lucky to have both bands creating good music for so long.

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They've been around forever. My college roommate 1990-1991 was very into them. I've never given them too much attention. Probably should change that.

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Another band I've been into for a real long time. This record is wonderful. Comment above about Soft Bulletin is totally appropriate. Since SB is 1 of my favorite records of all time.....well, you do the math! :guitar

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Since SB is 1 of my favorite records of all time.....well, you do the math! :guitar

 

Summerteeth came out two months prior to SB, amazingly. What a couple months those were!

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Summerteeth came out two months prior to SB, amazingly. What a couple months those were!

I drove people crazy with Summerteeth. I had liked the first two WIlco records plenty but seriously flipped out on Summerteeth. It's been an issue ever since, haha. Both of those records have a timeless quality & still hold up today. Neither sounds dated at all. Probably still my favorite Wilco record although it's close. YHF, AGIB & definitely Kicking Television are right up there, also.

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I drove people crazy with Summerteeth. I had liked the first two WIlco records plenty but seriously flipped out on Summerteeth. It's been an issue ever since, haha. Both of those records have a timeless quality & still hold up today. 

 

Agree.

 

I might have played Soft Bulletin, Summerteeth & Deserter's Songs (Mercury Rev disc out in late '98) every day for all of 1999. Pavement, Built To Spill & Sigur Ros also had really good albums out that year.

Great album...

 

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First spin - sounds more “musical” than some of their other recent albums. Looking forward to spending some quality time with this one.

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