Clouds Taste Metallic

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The same extraordinary madness that infected the best work of Brian Wilson rears its head on the shimmering and melodic Clouds Taste Metallic, a masterful collection which completes the Flaming Lips' odyssey into the pop stratosphere. The Pet Sounds comparisons are obvious -- two of the highlights are titled "This Here Giraffe" and "Christmas at the Zoo" -- yet not unfair; like Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne has refined his unique vision into something both highly personal and powerfully universal. Similarly, while Coyne's lyrics remain as acid-damaged and inscrutable as ever, his densely constructed songs convey emotional complexities far beyond the scope of their head-case ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
The same extraordinary madness that infected the best work of Brian Wilson rears its head on the shimmering and melodic Clouds Taste Metallic, a masterful collection which completes the Flaming Lips' odyssey into the pop stratosphere. The Pet Sounds comparisons are obvious -- two of the highlights are titled "This Here Giraffe" and "Christmas at the Zoo" -- yet not unfair; like Brian Wilson, Wayne Coyne has refined his unique vision into something both highly personal and powerfully universal. Similarly, while Coyne's lyrics remain as acid-damaged and inscrutable as ever, his densely constructed songs convey emotional complexities far beyond the scope of their head-case titles "Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles," "Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World"; galvanized by equal parts newfound maturity and childlike wonderment, Clouds Taste Metallic is both the Flaming Lips' most intricate and most irresistible work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/1995
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624591122
  • Catalog Number: 45911
  • Sales rank: 5,002

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Flaming Lips Primary Artist
Michael Ivins Track Performer
Wayne Coyne Track Performer
Technical Credits
The Flaming Lips Producer, Remixing, Mastering
Dave Fridmann Producer, Engineer, Remixing, Mastering
Scott Booker Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Future Classic

    Beautiful and ingenious. This album overflows with warped imagination and inventive arrangements. It's the sonic equivalent of a Terry Gilliam film, wild and wacky. Xylophones, chimes, guitars, and thunderous drums and bass careen everywhere. Varied sound effects are thrown into the mix, including animal sounds, rocket engines, film projectors; it's like a child's pinball machine. <p> Throw out any preconceived notions or biases you have about these Oklahoma boys. Wayne and Co. tell tales of astronaut lovers separated from each other by the cosmos, boys with splitting headaches who save the world, and a girl named Kim and her very special watermelon gun. All weird, wonderful sci-fi min-epics told with a starry-eyed innocence and sense of humor that is just irresistable <p> At first it may seem goofy and fluffy, but give it a couple of listens and you may find yourself genuinely moved by these deceptively silly little pop nuggets. <p> A criminally underrated gem. Evil will prevail, indeed.

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