The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Flavor Flav once advised, “Don’t believe the hype.”
At least with The Soft Bulletin, you can safely disregard this advice.*
This record is frequently cited as the album of the year/decade/generation/with some critics likely stopping just short of saying millennium/since the Mesozoic era…
Fortunately, it’s more true than hyperbolic.
Why is this Flaming Lips album is worthy of such accolades (at least the ones limited to single calendar-year time-frames)?
Many, many words have been written praising this record. I do recommend reading such reviews as the enthusiasm of a really positive & thorough review can be contagious.
But if you’ve got places to be – I’ll give you the abstract in lieu of the lengthy dissertation.
Lending supporting evidence to my (Soft Bulletin = super) thesis, see my semi-relevant arts & crafts summary below!
*Somewhat curious advice to begin with, considering his role in Public Enemy is best described as being the ‘Hype Man’