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This Record Store Day release is an alternate mix of the Clouds Taste Metallic album featuring ex-Flaming Lips guitarist, Ronald Jones.
The same extraordinary madness that infected the best work of Brian Wilson rears its head on the shimmering and melodic Clouds Taste Metallic, a masterful collection which completes the Flaming Lips’ odyssey into the pop stratosphere.
The Pet Sounds comparisons are obvious — two of the highlights are titled “This Here Giraffe” and “Christmas at the Zoo” — yet not unfair; like Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne has refined his unique vision into something both highly personal and powerfully universal. Similarly, while Coyne’s lyrics remain as acid-damaged and inscrutable as ever, his densely constructed songs convey emotional complexities far beyond the scope of their head-case titles (“Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles,” “Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World”); galvanized by equal parts newfound maturity and childlike wonderment, Clouds Taste Metallic is both the Flaming Lips’ most intricate and most irresistible work.
1. The Abandoned Hospital Ship 3:39
2. Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles 3:27
3. Placebo Headwound 3:41
4. This Here Giraffe 3:47
5. Brainville 3:14
6. Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World 4:29
7. When You Smile 3:14
8. Kim’s Watermelon Gun 3:22
9. They Punctured My Yolk 4:22
10. Lightning Strikes the Postman 2:51
11. Christmas at the Zoo 3:07
12. Evil Will Prevail 3:46
13. Bad Days 4:38