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At War with the Mystics is the eleventh album by the Flaming Lips. It was released on April 3, 2006, in international markets, and April 4, 2006, in the United States. The album is more guitar-driven and features more politically themed lyrics than The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. "The Wizard Turns On…" won a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The album was nominated for the Best Alternative Album… read more



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  • Avatar for dumbosomi
    for is clearly the best, once you dig a lil' bit you realize the depht in it
  • Avatar for sls
    album title always makes me think of chrono trigger [3]
  • Avatar for SnotNosedPunk
    Honestly one of my favs
  • Avatar for garynotrashcoug
    Jesus Goddamn Christ, why is this album mastered so fucking loud?!? "Best Engineered Album" my ass.
  • Avatar for sarcasgnostic
    From the opener of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: "I don't know where the sunbeams end and the starlights begin, it's all a mystery; and I don't know how a man decides what's right for his own life, it's all a mystery..." From the opener of this: "YEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAHYEAH"
  • Avatar for Pavski188
    TLDR; listen to this entire album while smoking weed
  • Avatar for Pavski188
    it's like anything before this album never happened, or at least existed in an alternate form. a completely new and fresh take on an already fantastic group. some of it reminds me of the meandering complexity of soft bulletin yet in a more concentrated way, almost polar is a sense. The thick, full parts engage you in full force and are offset in just the right way by the more reserved songs, changing between the two at just the right time and occasionally within he same song; its certainly an album meant to be heard in it's entirety. anyway, fuck shit up and get laid.
  • Avatar for pvmnt
    Really diggin' the vibe of this album :)
  • Avatar for teamtornado
    i really don't understand why people say this is their worst, i think it's one of their best.
  • Avatar for Chumsicles
    it's sad, cause the good songs on here are really good, but the bad songs are so bad. even including the first 3 albums, this is their worst release

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