I'm a longtime fan of the Flaming Lips first of all, and as such, I find all of their albums to be wonderful. However, this album (in my opinion) is their very first Masterpiece! The albums that preceeded this one are fine albums true, but this was the first one where I feel they fully realized their potential. This is a gorgeous album both lyrically, melodically, and of course it's tempered with fine dissonance. If you are just getting into the Flaming Lips and want to pick up their back catalogue, this is the true gem.