My 50 Favorite Albums (continued)

Soft_bulletinI love The Flaming Lips.

Like many of the best things in life, they are an acquired taste.  Many people can’t get into lead singer Wayne Coyne’s voice. Other’s find the music too spacy or the lyrics too trite.

None of that matters to me.  I can listen to the Lips anytime, day or night.  They are the closest thing our generation has to Pink Floyd.

The Flaming Lips make majestic, beautiful, mind blowing music.  My only issue is that I want more of it and they’ve been very silent lately.

Anyway, on to the record.  There are a bunch to choose from including the awesome Yoshimi which may also make it into the top 50.

But one of the genuine masterpieces of rock music is The Soft Bulletin.

This record came out in 1999 but the music is timeless.

Waiting For Superman alone makes this record a must listen.  I don’t know if there is a heavier song ever written:


Tell Everyone Waiting For Superman
That They Should Hold On As Best They Can
He Hasn’t Dropped Them, Forgot Them, Or Anything

It’s Just Too Heavy For Superman To Lift

But the rest of the songs are just as good.  Race for The Prize, A Spoonful Weighs A Ton, Buggin’, and Suddenly Everything Has Changed are particular favorites of mine.

If you haven’t heard the Lips, you should give them a try.  This record is the one to start with.