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The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (2005) [DVD-Audio ISO]

The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
Artist: The Flaming Lips | Album: The Soft Bulletin | Style: Rock, Experimental, Psychedelic | Year: 2005 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 88.2kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 88.2kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 2.0) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 13 | Size: ~7.55 Gb | Recovery: 5% | Release: © Warner Brothers Records, 2005 | Note: Watermarked

So where does a band go after releasing the most defiantly experimental record of its career? If you’re the Flaming Lips, you keep rushing headlong into the unknown — The Soft Bulletin, their follow-up to the four-disc gambit Zaireeka, is in many ways their most daring work yet, a plaintively emotional, lushly symphonic pop masterpiece eons removed from the mind-warping noise of their past efforts. Though more conventional in concept and scope than Zaireeka, The Soft Bulletin clearly reflects its predecessor’s expansive sonic palette. Its multidimensional sound is positively celestial, a shape-shifting pastiche of blissful melodies, heavenly harmonies, and orchestral flourishes; but for all its headphone-friendly innovations, the music is still amazingly accessible, never sacrificing popcraft in the name of radical experimentation. (Its aims are so perversely commercial, in fact, that hit R&B remixer Peter Mokran tinkered with the cuts “Race for the Prize” and “Waitin’ for a Superman” in the hopes of earning mainstream radio attention.) But what’s most remarkable about The Soft Bulletin is its humanity — these are Wayne Coyne’s most personal and deeply felt songs, as well as the warmest and most giving. No longer hiding behind surreal vignettes about Jesus, zoo animals, and outer space, Coyne pours his heart and soul into each one of these tracks, poignantly exploring love, loss, and the fate of all mankind; highlights like “The Spiderbite Song” and “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” are so nakedly emotional and transcendentally spiritual that it’s impossible not to be moved by their beauty. There’s no telling where the Lips will go from here, but it’s almost beside the point — not just the best album of 1999, The Soft Bulletin might be the best record of the entire decade.

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The Flaming Lips – Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming (Remastered) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Flaming Lips – Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming (Remastered) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:13:46 minutes | 1,62 GB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Ryko – Rhino

The loony Flaming Lips are diving back into their old material and, with it, releasing a remastered collage titled Scratching The Door, a sort of family album from their early days. It features recordings from 1985 to 1989, as they were still in their original formation: Wayne Coyne on the guitar, his brother on vocals, Michael Ivins on the bass and Dave Kotska on drums. The opus focuses on their debut and features their first self-produced EP, demos and a completely destroy version of the Who’s Anyway, Anywho, Anywhere. Now fifty something, they were just 20 years old back then and their already battered sound − a sort of raw post-punk carried by gritty and scruffy guitars, thunderous bass (Flaming Lips Theme Song), heightened by harmonica digressions (Handsome Johnny) − more so than their psychedelic convulsions was already spreading through Oklahoma City. In June 2018, they will follow up this album with Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990: a compilation of their first albums, of their Restless Records period, before their move to Warner. Fantastic news for their early fans. – Charlotte Saintoin

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The Flaming Lips – Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Flaming Lips – Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 03:43:48 minutes | 3,67 GB | Genre: Alternative, Indie Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Music will issue a Flaming Lips greatest hits in June, which will be available both on vinyl and as a set. Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 will include singles, B-sides, outtakes and previously unreleased tracks, with audio remastered from the original tape source by Dave Fridmann. While the triple-CD deluxe boasts a massive 52 tracks, the single vinyl LP edition is a extremely condensed 11-track affair.

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The Flaming Lips – The Terror (2013) {Deluxe Edition} [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Flaming Lips – The Terror (2013) {Deluxe Edition}
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 101:38 minutes | 2,23 GB | Genre :Rock, Alternative
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Warner Bros. Records

The Terror is the long-awaited release by The Flaming Lips. Produced by Dave Fridmann, it features nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works, along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective than one might expect. The Terror is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over the band’s nearly 30-year career of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with breathtaking splashes of darkness and light, pleasure and pain, chaos and order. Absolutely essential.

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The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002/2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:30 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Rock, Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Warner Bros. Records

The Flaming Lips 2002 “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” is inarguably one of their best works. It is characterized by electronic-influenced, psychedelic-tinged indie rock compositions. The album has now been made into a play allowing the main character to add one more thing to her resume along with working for the city, being a black belt in karate, and defeating evil machines. Yoshimi was well-received critically and commercially, helping the band break into the mainstream. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA. The album was adapted into a musical in 2012.

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The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics (2006) [DVD-Audio ISO]

The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics
Artist: The Flaming Lips | Album: At War With The Mystics | Style: Rock, Psychedelic, Indie, Experimental | Year: 2006 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MPL 5.1 88.2kHz/24Bit, MPL 2.0 88.2kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1, Dolby AC3 2.0) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 12 | Size: ~7.61 Gb |  Covers: in archive | Release: Warner Bros. Records (0 9362-44141-2 4), 2006 | Note: Watermarked

Tracklist:
01. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song… (With All Your Power)
02. Free Radicals (A Hallucination Of The Christmas Skeleton Pleading With A Suicide Bomber)
03. The Sound Of Failure… It’s Dark…Is It Always This Dark??
04. My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life As Blazing Shield Of Defiance And Optimism As Celestial Spear Of Action)
05. Vein Of Stars
06. The Wizard Turns On…The Giant Silver Flashlight And Puts On His Werewolf Moccasins
07. It Overtakes Me… The Stars Are So Big…I Am So Small…Do I Stand A Chance?
08. Mr. Ambulance Driver
09. Haven’t Got A Clue
10. The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat)
11. Pompeii am Götterdämmerung
12. Goin’ On Listen

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