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PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD The Flaming Lips’ “Convinced of the Hex” MP3
WE GIVE IT: 15/20 Watts
The Flaming Lips‘ Embryonic is perhaps the band’s most experimental work to-date. Abandoning their usual sense of melody and composition, they’ve completely retooled, instead creating a sound completely contingent on loud, discordant walls of noise. The album creeps in the darkness, billowing in the shadows until it explodes at various points through its 18 tracks. Even the effort’s more accessible offerings are nowhere near as friendly as past singles. Standouts like “Convinced of the Hex,” “See the Leaves” and “Silver Trembling Hands” are the rule, rather than the exception, amidst a lengthy set or spacey, distant tracks.
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— John Cassillo