Yoshimi Vs. the Pink Robots
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|1. Fight Test|
|2. One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21|
|3. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.1|
|4. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt.2|
|5. In The Morning of the Magicians=20|
|6. Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell|
|7. Are You A Hypnotist??|
|8. It's Summertime|
|9. Do You Realize??|
|10. All We Have Is Now|
|11. Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)|
Do you realize it's summertime? So celebrate the sunshine with the optimisic and philosophical spirit of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, The Flaming Lips' long-awaited follow-up to 1999's The Soft Bulletin, which topped an avalanche of year-end "best of" lists and helped rank the psychedelic-noise-popsters among the most influential bands in the world (#15 according to NME). "It's storytelling acid rock," say The Flaming Lips, "and will render its listeners powerless to study or analyze it and enable them to sit back and--hopefully for a couple of minutes at a time--just simply be...entertained."
As these dimpled moptops from Oklahoma grow pepper-bearded and transform into wizened elder statesmen of sonic adventuring, the heartfelt candy of their loving bubblegum stretches ever longer into echoing soundscapes. If Radiohead are halfway to becoming U2, the Flaming Lips are nine-tenths of the way to pop nirvana. Hardly a song on Yoshimi isn't resonated, echoed, and reverberated--floating the listener higher until they have the ultimate bird's eye view of what makes a great band tick. As with any album by the band, it's hard not to imagine parades and a sky filled with helium balloons while you listen to any of it--in this case, the party is enhanced brilliantly by digital filters and silver shimmering asides. The most immediate songs, like "One More Robot (3000-21)," are digital (almost trip-hop) dance numbers that lift the band out of the cornfields and into the loopy land of Björk. Little surprise, then, that the band are already following up this majestic splash of gummy bear brilliance by recording a CD with TV kids-show host Steve from Blue's Clues. It's like Woodstock meets Snoopy! --Ian Christe
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The first song "Fight Test" could be a song on The Soft Bulletin. The synthesizers ooze and the chorus says "It's all a mystery." Their new sound of computer funk comes in on the song "One More Robot." The song end in a real beautiful keyboard section. The next song "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1" starts off with a great guitar sound. It is sort of a humorous song and could only be with the title. This dissolves into a fight scene which is like "Sparks" by The Who. There is a lot of screaming on this track. Two more tracks "Magicians" and "Ego Tripping" are songs worthy of being included on Soft Bulletin. "Are You A Hypnotist" is the Lips flirting with their Pink Floyd obsessions. Lucky for us they keep it under four minutes. Nature and summertime are evoked throughout the album.Read more ›
At first, it bothered me a little bit. "Yoshimi" seemed a little bit passive. I was worried that I had wasted $16 on another CD that I hadn't researched enough. However, it quickly grew into one of my favorite CDs of 2003. Yoshimi is good from beginning to end.
You'll immediately enjoy tracks like "Fight Test" and "Do You Realize??". And, after repeated listening, tracks like "One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21" or "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell" will reveal themselves to you.
It has a nice mix of electronica and pleasant guitars/singing with a driving drum beat. It is excellent car-music. Even if you only listen to it as background music, you'll notice the songs drifting into your conscious thought. The lyrics are clever and the songs are infectious.
Give it a try if you have any stomach for the unusual at all . It will reward you.
Most recent customer reviews
Great album, sounds awesome on vinyl. The special red edition makes it look even cooler. Wish they keep on making original material.Published 15 months ago by Pisburgo
With its delusions of grandeur, its original computer-generated atmospherics and its haunting lyrics, 'Yoshimi'' strikes with songs that treat of mortality, love, pacifism and... Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2010 by Louis Gauthier
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by Flaming Lips
what can i say one of my favorite bands. great guitars and arrangements. Read more
I don't feel like I should like it... but I do. Tongue in cheek approach but with some beautiful lyrics. Lead singer's voice is an acquired taste. Read morePublished on July 13 2007 by Ken Noisewater
This album is off the hook. I love the flaming lips and would definitely buy this album.Published on July 17 2004 by Luz Hernandez
I absolutely love this cd... It's at least 4 Gold Star material...
->Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
my fave song/title on it
My friend gave me a copy and as... Read more
wow. ok,i can't say this is my favorite band... but i love listening to this cd... and i lost the damn thing. Read morePublished on June 25 2004 by janice
I first heard the Flaming Lips at Coachella. Wayne Coyne ran around in a plastic bubble to crowd surf and it was awesome. Read morePublished on June 24 2004 by shauna