Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Subjects for further review: "Race For the Prize" by the Flaming Lips

Try it with headphones (the Lips are made for 'em, anyway) - I never realized how the drums, on the non-verses, are so fucking loud. But the entire messily gorgeous/gorgeously messy song, their ultimate triumph, is layered with nuances you can only catch through 'phones. There's a very direct line between Brian Wilson and Wayne Coyne.

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