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Flaming Lips express manic energy, redefine sound on latest album

October 19, 2009

It is a testament to the frenetic creative spirit of front man Wayne Coyne that yesterday, less than a week after releasing a new album, The Flaming Lips announced that they will cover Pink Floyd’s seminal Dark Side of the Moon.

The announcement should come as no surprise to anyone listening to Embryonic, the band’s 12th release, as the album often sounds like an attempt to mix their sound with some combination of Pink Floyd and Miles Davis.

Like any mixture, Embryonic features some very positive elements and some weaker parts. The album features an astounding level of energy, as it is essentially the result of jam sessions in band member Steven Drozd’s garage. The songs that made the album have only been somewhat reshaped, but are, essentially, the same set that the band put together by themselves.

This review originally ran in The Post on October 19, 2009. Click here to read the full story.

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