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  • Audio CD (June 26, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B007P3BM3E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,564 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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In between one-off shows scattered around the world over several months, The Flaming Lips found time to record a series of unique and experimental sessions for an album featuring a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends includes vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more. Some of these tracks have already appeared on previously released, extremely limited edition color vinyl 12" EPs released in past months which sold out as soon as they became available. And all tracks were released together as a special limited edition Record Store Day 2012 vinyl 12" that was one of the most in demand items of the day.

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They collaborated with a lot of great artists and created something solid.
Tylor Goodrich
And the Flaming Lips make some smart collaboration choices, like in Embryonic with Karen O and MGMT and the Dark Side of the Moon cover but gosh, this was pretty bad.
June
I didn't realize that I fell asleep on my key board listening to this album.
Merle Rickard

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By T. A. Daniel TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 26, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
The Flaming Lips have never backed away from a good collaboration (2009's The Flaming Lips Doing Dark Side Of The Moon). This new album is 13 songs by the Flaming Lips in conjunction with another music artist. Of course, this is going to lead to some strange pairings: who wouldn't scratch their heads at the prospect of The Flaming Lips + Ke$ha? Or The Flaming Lips + Erykah Badu? Or The Flaming Lips + Yoko One? Ok, maybe that last one makes sense. In some ways, this record is a greatest hits collection: EP's of collaborations with Neon Indian, Yoko Ono, Prefuse 73, and Lightning Bolt have all been released. These interesting experiments varied wildly in quality; here, THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS collects some of these past songs. The resulting album is a mixed bag -- better than it probably should be, but not as good as 2009's EMBRYONIC.

The album begins with the Ke$ha and Biz Markie collaboration "2012 [You Must Be Upgraded]". It's fast, loud, electronic, and immediate. Rather than spacing out on the first song (that comes with the next track), "2012" is mostly pretty grounded. This song raises two questions for me: why is Biz Markie here? He only has one half of a line. Additionally, why use Ke$ha, if you're not going to have her be the stubborn, hamfisted, party-rocker personality that we know her as? Ke$ha is oddly reigned in here on this recording. Gripes aside, it works. "That Ain't My Trip," a reeling, sloppy rocker featuring Jim James from My Morning Jacket feels like it has potential, but falls a bit short by the end; Nick Cave's "You Man? Human???" follows the same vein. "Is David Bowie Dying?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott on September 15, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Suprised at all the bad reviews for this record a lot of people citing the weirdness of it...It's the flaming lips what do you expect! To be honest with you it's not all that different from Embryonic, plenty of good moments on this album.

Stand out tracks here: First Time I ever saw your face, that ain't my trip, helping the retarded know god, Supermoon made me pee, Ashes in the air.

Essentially this isn't really an album proper it's really a compilation of all the collaborative EP's they made last year, their new proper album is due out very soon called The Terror.

I will deduct a star for not including the Chris martin track on the CD version even thought it's mentioned in the booklet - that was just lazy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stevo on August 25, 2012
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2012 is a very exciting year for Flaming Lips fans, and music fans in general! Anyone is bound to enjoy any one of the several artists the Lips collaborate with on Heady Fwends. They may not be what you expect from said artists but that's what you get with the Flaming Lips. THE UNEXPECTED. It's great to see some of these artists just let loose and have some strange musical fun with the Lips. You'll have to listen to it a few times to fully appreciate it but it really is a beautifully flowing cohesive album.. And yes, it's loud. It's Dissonant. It's Unusual. It's extremely weirdly experimental. But it's definitely a lot of fun... And that's why we love the Flaming Lips, right??
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jimi jac on December 24, 2012
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First of all, this CD sounds like a proper Flaming lips album, not just Wayne Coyne fannying about for 60 minutes.
Interestingly, I was expecting a Frank Sinatra type duet record, but what you are presented with is a much more cohesive, flowing piece of music.
Admittedly this album is closer to Embryonic, than Yoshimi or the Soft Bulletin, so if you're a fan of those latter records, you might want to save your pennies.
Another fascinating listen by Master Coyne (even the Yoko Ono collaboration sounds ok), but I do think the time is right for a more commercial record, for the sake of diversity of course.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Browning on August 27, 2012
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I don't know what album the few other reviews on here are referring to, this album is fantastic! Of course there's some experimental noise, but it's the Flaming Lips. There are lots of gems worth listening to here; what's more, here you have an established band still willing to push the envelope. Simply a great album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Wieland on December 7, 2013
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Wanted to even out the ratings on this record because 1 star is inaccurate. It is great that this actually exists and I hope the Lips continue to collaborate with other artists...the collabs w Kesha, Bon Iver, Nick Cave, Tame Impala, Jim James and Erika Badu are the highlights. I hope this helps!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tylor Goodrich on April 18, 2013
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Probably one of my favorite albums. They collaborated with a lot of great artists and created something solid. I'm never disappointed with The Flaming Lips.
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Reading the reviews people have said this does not sound like the Flaming Lips or that is way off the mark.
I don't have much to say but it sounds like the Lips to me and I think it is great.
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Chris Martin track not on CD/MP3 version?
I don't know, honestly. I'd take the Chris Martin track over "Tasered and Maced" any day.
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