Sunday, August 2, 2009

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

Time for a confession. I've completely ignored The Flaming Lips for years. To be honest, I never even gave them a shot until about a year ago. Even a month ago, they were a band that I rarely listened to. Something happened, though, when I played Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots all the way through last week. I'd heard it before, but not like this. All at once, the album unfolded and I was left stunned, sitting there looking at layer upon layer of genius that I'd never heard before. Here is the first and last track from the album, which I think come together nicely to convey the band's larger position as pioneers of electronic pop. And hey, here's to being surprised by music you foolishly tossed aside.



backups are good said...

congrats! I also neglected the lips until a year or two after yoshimi - and then listened to soft bulletin. Great band.

Neil Cake said...

Unbelievable. You should be ashamed of yourselves. And then relieved.

Having said that, I quite envy you. You're on the verge of many exciting Lips related discoveries.