Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Final Grade: B/B+
This was a pretty sweet album. They've got the psychedelic-pop thing down. I think that the "pop" half got in the way a couple times. The acoustic guitar was a little over done and made some songs sound too similar to one another at times. Some songs also sounded a little cluttered at times. Aside from that, I really liked a lot of the ideas that are going on in this album. The songs have great a great feel and great movement that you don't find in a lot of typical "pop." Some great layering and great builds in this as well. I think my favorite song was probably "One More Robot / Symphany 3000-21" - I really dug the mellow feel, and I think The Flaming Lips probably would have benefited having a tune or two more like this one. Solid.