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Yoshimi Vs. the Pink Robots

the Flaming Lips Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)
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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)

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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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FLAMING LIPS Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002 UK 11-track CD album including the singles Do You Realize?? Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots [Part 1] Fight Test Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell with fold-out lyric sleeve)

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4.0 out of 5 stars It tickled my ear and demanded I buy it! July 17 2002
Format:Audio CD
I had never of The Flaming Lips before yesterday. A used CD store was playing "Yoshimi" and I found myself really enjoying the songs. So I asked the people at the register who it was and they handed me the CD, which I bought without hesitation.
I've played it over and over since then and I like the music even more than the first time. "Flight Test" is contagious. It grooves, yet retains a beatiful melody and poignant lyrics. The title track is also one of my favorites--another infectious (and hilarious) groove.
The album has it's soft side, as well. "In the Morning of the Magicians," "Ego Tripping, "One More Robot," and "All We Have Is Now" are quite hypnotic and smack a bit of Pink Floyd. The more upbeat songs reminded me the the later Beatles material, which is a pretty solid endorsement.
I don't think "Do You Realize??" is close to the best track, even though it's featured on the little sticker affixed to the CD cover. It's okay, but the others are better.
Overall, "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" is a fresh, strong album--easy to listen to and even easier to recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Top Albums of the Decade Sept. 18 2010
Format:LP Record
The Flaming Lips have always been comfortable with remaining just outside the trappings of mainstream music. They have successfully carved out a kind of fringe career making confectionery pop music infused with an electronic sensibility. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots is the finest example of these sensibilities and possibly one the few truly great albums to come out of this decade. With infinite replay-ability the album belies it's upbeat veneer with an undercurrent of very real emotional philosophy. The record ranked on a number of greatest albums lists over the course of the last decade and with good reason, it's a singularly unique musical experience from a very gifted band who have allowed popular culture to influence but not dictate their unique sound or essence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars gotta love it Feb. 21 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by Flaming Lips
what can i say one of my favorite bands. great guitars and arrangements. If you don't know who they are this is the album to get for your introduction. nice little riffs throughout. I think a good addition to your collection. check out good rockinroll
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Format:Audio CD
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 melancholy in a strange yet beautiful way. I would say this is a must for every Lips fan, and the best album to introduce someone to them. Their best along with the Soft Bulletin!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guilty Pleasure July 13 2007
Format:Audio CD
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. And if you can find the CD "Fight Test" with "Thank You Jack White (for the Fiber Optic Jesus that You Gave Me)", don't hesitate - it has some interesting remixes and suprises.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 STARS BABY!! July 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is off the hook. I love the flaming lips and would definitely buy this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I love it... July 15 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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 they say better late than never... The music is superb and the lyrics are eccentrically interesting... As well as the vocals smooth nicely over the music...
Pick it up and give it a try... You'll like it even if your name isn't Mikey - a Flaming Fan - Savannah Skye...
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5.0 out of 5 stars its gotta be my favorite cd of all time June 26 2004
By janice
Format:Audio CD
wow. ok,i can't say this is my favorite band... but i love listening to this cd... and i lost the damn thing. but till i can scrape up some money to buy it again, i just keep listening to the 30 second samples on amazon. yeah i know pathetic. when i first heard flaming lips, i was really suprised at how unique their music was. some of there songs remind me of an addictive video game beat you can't get out of your head while others are more melodic... the weird thing about this cd is that i can put it on low and go to sleep with it on or put it on high and get all "pumped up". the only other cd i've heard from the flaming lips is soft bulletin which is good too but in no way does it compare to yoshimi battles the pink robots. my favorite song is "yoshimi battles the pink robot part 2" i think it's called (sorry, remember i haven't listened to the cd in a while)i love it when yoshimi screams at the top of her lungs... i get chills all over... get it or regret it
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