Album: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
The tenth album by The Flaming Lips, characterized by electronic-influenced, psychedelic-tinged alternative rock compositions.
Despite the story-type title and science fiction themes of the album, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has said the album is not intended to be a concept album. The lyrics of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots concern a diverse array of subject matter, mostly deeply melancholy ponderings about love, mortality, artificial emotion, pacifism, and deception, while telling the story of Yoshimi's battle.
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots appeared in the best albums of the decade lists of many music magazines, such as Rolling Stone (#27) and Uncut (#11). Fortune magazine described the album as "a lush and haunting electronic symphony." Calling the album "as strange as it is wonderful," Billboard magazine explained, "Beneath the sunny, computer-generated atmospherics and the campy veneer of talk about gladiator-style clashes between man and machines with emotions, Yoshimi is actually a somber rumination on love and survival in an unfathomable world." Giving the album four-out-of-five stars, Rolling Stone called the production "ambitious". Uncut declared "even by their standards, Yoshimi is astonishing" before declaring it the greatest album released in the magazine's lifetime.
Do You Realize?? - The Flaming Lips
One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21 - The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1 - The Flaming Lips
Fight Test - The Flaming Lips
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell - The Flaming Lips
The Golden Path - The Chemical Brothers (feat. Flaming Lips) (2003)
Chemical brothers feat the flaming lips - the golden path by Chemicalbrothers
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