“You start to see this cliche and it’s actually your life. We are a not very successful weirdo-rock group and we are just like every other group. We are going to get dropped from our record label. We have one hit single, and our main musician, our genius musician is also a heroin addict. And you can just look ahead and be like, ‘How do you think this is going to work out?’
– Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips
Thus begins the recently released Pitchfork.tv documentary on Flaming Lips career-transforming album, The Soft Bulletin, which unintentionally coincides with The Flaming Lips playing the full ep live at the NoisePop Festival.
Over at NME as part of their 15 year anniversary, they are asking musicians to name their top 10 albums of the last 15 years.
The responses range from the usual (Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’) to the ridiculous (Ian Brown’s ‘Unfinished Monkey Business), new (Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s recent self-titled debut) to relatively unknown (Clor, ‘Clor’, a short-lived Brixton, UK five piece who draw Devo comparisons).