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Oczy Mlody

The Flaming Lips

Oczy Mlody

Fifteenth studio album from Wayne Coyne's Grammy-winning psych rockers, recorded with Dave Fridmann (Weezer, Sparklehorse, Mogwai)

ADM rating[?]

6.7

Label
Bella Union
UK Release date
13/01/2017
US Release date
13/01/2017
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    It’s a work of nuance and intelligence
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  2. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Oczy Mlody chops up the best bits of the Flaming Lips’ kaleidoscopic past and reconfigures them into something fresh and new
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  3. 8.8 |   Gig Soup

    “Oczy Mlody” will outlast those naysayers and the music will provide those who tune in something they will remember
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  4. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    It's impressive how a band 34 years into its career continues to explore possibilities, one that challenges limitations and still manages to have so much fun along the way
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    We need bands who aren’t crippled by their own self-awareness. Ones that are willing to have fun, and go big
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  6. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A very successful return from everyone’s favourite Oklahoma all-stars
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  7. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Buried amongst the cosmic fairytale whimsy and unbridled psychedelia lurk sombre moments whose impact is thus placed in sharper relief
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Some of their prettiest music in years
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  9. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The centrepiece, The Castle, is an infinitely sad meditation on a friend’s suicide. No band places hilarity so close to despair, fragility so close to harshness, sadness so close to exuberance
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  10. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Wedding masterfully sparse percussive themes, submerged psych, future funk tangents and hip-hop tinged pop
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  11. 8.0 |   State

    Though not nailing it every time, they’re still delivering quality records. Long may it continue
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  12. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    It might be the freaks and weirdos against the world, but hey—at least we’re all in it together
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  13. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    This is The Flaming Lips on top of their game: refracting the weirdness of the world through a youthful sense of awe and wonder
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  14. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    With Oczy Mlody, The Flaming Lips have managed to take us on apocalyptic journey that’s also fun, which is no mean feat
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  15. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    A masterstroke of rhythm and tone that neither trips head-on into bliss nor spins into dismay
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  16. 8.0 |   Clash

    A fascinating return
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  17. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This is the most vital Lips record in a while and, true to their paradoxical style, is one of their subtlest, too
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  18. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Worthy of rejoicing. Print edition only

  19. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Oczy Mlody continues the Lips' longstanding mission to explore the joy and sadness of simple human consciousness
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  20. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Oczy Mlody is an appropriate album for January 2017, with art representing the culture that has bred it. The fact that we’re all in this together is only a small solace
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  21. 7.0 |   All Music

    Oczy Mlody feels like a collection of fairy tales for adults, full of psychedelically heightened emotions that the band deploys with shamanic skill
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  22. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Lacks the consistent standout tracks and themes found in albums like Yoshimi... or The Soft Bulletin
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  23. 6.3 |   Earbuddy

    Oczy Mlody may be the newest drug that The Flaming Lips are peddling, but it’s not as addictive as some of the ones they’ve offered in the past
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  24. 6.2 |   Pitchfork

    Miley Cyrus only appears once on the Flaming Lips’ claustrophobic new full-length, but the record wouldn’t sound the way it does without her presence in their lives
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  25. 6.0 |   Onlike

    As ridiculous as it sounds, Oczy Mlody seems like a record only The Flaming Lips could enjoy
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  26. 6.0 |   The Music

    The Flaming Lips embrace hazy techno sounds
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  27. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    The album as a whole is too inconsistent to get the job done
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  28. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Self-consciously, and at times acutely annoyingly, far-out wackiness permeate much of the proceedings
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  29. 6.0 |   Mojo

    If lyrics about mushrooms, unicorns and frogs are your jam, Coyne & Co. of course have you covered. Print edition only

  30. 6.0 |   NME

    The sonic equivalent of a deserted space-ship adrift in the cosmos, with Coyne as the lonely repair-bot dusting the diodes. A psych rock Passengers, then, rather than Barbarella
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  31. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Decidedly more stripped back and puts a fresh gleam on the Lips' usual pucker
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  32. 5.8 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    To a certain extent, the Lips have already released a bunch of disappointing records. They definitely have released several confusing ones. But this is the first time it was an entry in their primary discography
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  33. 4.0 |   DIY

    Rarely as satisfying as it is strange
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  34. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Ponderous synth psychedelia
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  35. 4.0 |   PopMatters

    Oczy Mlody feels less like the group’s 14th grand artistic statement and more like a minor footnote to a once-great band’s recent output
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  36. 4.0 |   The FT

    If the aim is satire then the music, a shimmering psych-rock dreamscape nicely arranged by the band and their customary producer Dave Fridmann, is too caught up in its cosmic fantasies to achieve it
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  37. 4.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The Flaming Lips should step back, take stock and decide whether it is worth continuing
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  38. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Painting themselves into a silly corner
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  39. 3.0 |   The 405

    A chaos of sound that leaves little direction for the listener
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  40. 3.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    With any luck, Oczy Mlody is merely the end of one road for The Flaming Lips, and it won’t be too long before the band decides that it’s time for another reinvention
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