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The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends

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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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  • Audio CD (June 26, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B007P3BM3E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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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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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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I was skeptical when the band announced Ke$ha would be involved with this album, but it actually turned out pretty great. Many of the songs aren't as deep or meaningful as songs off some of the band's other albums, and this album overall isn't even in the same league as their masterpieces like The Soft Bulletin. But they are great tunes nonetheless. This album showcases more of The Flaming Lips' crazier, fun psychedelic side--however, it does have some more serious moments on it.

I personally love this album. However, if you aren't already that familiar with The Flaming Lips, you may find it hard to enjoy. I would definitely recommend listening to their albums The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, and Embryonic before giving this a listen.
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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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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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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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The band released this on cd after I bought the vinyl *argh* but it is a nice rare piece of vinyl to have. And it has a song with Chris Martin of Coldplay on it the cd doesn't have. The records look really cool spinning on the record player too!
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