Flaming Lips, The - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots [LP]
Although it was burdened with the difficult task of following-up what is universally lauded as one of the best albums of the '90s in 1999's Soft Bulletin, The Flaming Lips struck gold once again with 2002's equally as brilliant Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. The sublimely lush and emotionally expressive neo psychedelic affair even proved to be more commercially successful than its predecessor, becoming the first gold-certified album of the groups storied career. From the uplifting opener ''Fight Test'' to the infectious ''Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1,'' all the way through the anthemic ''Do You Realize,'' Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots is not only life affirming in its message but visionary in its scope and it officially puts The Flaming Lips in an artistic league all their own if they weren't there already.
1. Fight Test
2. One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
3. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2
5. In The Morning Of The Magicians
6. Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell
7. Are You A Hypnotist??
8. It's Summertime
9. Do You Realize??
10. All We Have Is Now
11. Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)