Friday, November 20, 2009

My 25 Favorite Artists of the 2000s - #15

#15 - The Flaming Lips

After the greatness of 1999's The Soft Bulletin, the Lips returned with Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots a few years later, reinterpreting the previous albums symphonic orchestration into a sort of quasi-concept album about an Asian girl fighting against a bunch of gigantic robots. The final product was amazing, and after a rather mediocre album in '06, they returned in '09 with Embyronic which once again completely reinvented the sound of the band. The album was the darkest by the group yet, and leaves me wondering going into the next decade where they will go from here, into their 4th decade as a functioning unit. Also, they are simply the greatest live band around today. Go see them immediately.

My Favorite Albums:
1. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
2. Embryonic (2009)

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