Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

At War With The Mystics
By

Rating
Album: At War With The Mystics
# Song Title   Time
1)    Yeah Yeah Yeah Song, The
2)    Free Radicals
3)    The Sound Of Failure / It's Dark...Is It Always This Dark?
4)    My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion
5)    Vein of Stars
6)    Wizard Turns Me On, The
7)    It Overtakes Me / The Stars Are So Big...I Am So Small...Do I Stand A Chance?
8)    Mr. Ambulance Driver
9)    Haven't Got a Clue
10)    Wand, The
11)    Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
12)    Goin' On
 
Product Details

Tracks

1. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song... (With All Your Power)

2. Free Radicals (A Hallucination Of The Christmas Skeleton Ple

3. The Sound Of Failure/It's Dark...Is It Always This Dark???

4. My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion (The Inner Life As Blazing Shield

5. Vein Of Stars

6. The Wizard Turns On...The Giant Silver Flashlight And Puts O

7. It Overtakes Me/The Stars Are So Big...I Am So Small...Do I

8. Mr. Ambulance Driver

9. Haven't Got A Clue

10. The W.A.N.F.

11. Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung

12. Goin' On

Performer Notes
  • The Flaming Lips: Michael Ivins (vocals, guitars, bass guitar); Steven Drozd (vocals, guitars, drums); Wayne Coyne (vocals, guitars).
  • After becoming the darlings of alt-rock with their two consecutive neo-psychedelic epics, THE SOFT BULLETIN and YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS, the Flaming Lips reign in their sound without diminishing their ambitions on AT WAR WITH THE MYSTICS. They haven't thrown out their LSD-soaked playbook entirely--there are still some nods to MEDDLE-era Pink Floyd here and there--but on the whole the Lips have tightened up their sound and given it a groove injection. Much of the album revolves around simple, funky rhythm patterns, terse guitar lines, and R&B-tinged keyboards, putting the vibe closer to Prince-via-Beck or LCD Soundsystem than to Lips cohorts like Mercury Rev.
  • The band has been quoted as saying that listening to Black Sabbath and getting into generating power as a small unit influenced them to scale down their sound for MYSTICS. True enough, there are some heavy guitar lines and a couple of moments of rocking out, but we're not talking Queens of the Stone Age here. Overall, MYSTICS balances the Lips' airy stoner psych-pop with funkier feelings, keeping things fresh without completely changing course.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Winners like the leftist call-to-arms 'The W.A.N.D.' and 'Free Radicals' brim with darting effects and Wayne Coyne's brightly warbled melodies..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.59) - "Much of the CD is both beautiful and heartfelt..." -- Grade: B

Q (p.123) - Ranked #34 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "[I]t was a welcome reminder that there's still no one around quite like them."

Uncut (p.94) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]nother extraordinary collection....[It] veers from shattering FX to celestial sonics just as the lyrics jerk between metaphysical despair and juvenile glee."

Vibe (p.151) - "[T]he sonic details like psychedelic guitar solos abound."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Many will find the clattering, demo-freshness of MYSTICS bracing....It's a peerless smorgasbord of brain-bending sonic delicacies, food for thought and spiritual succour."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Exercise
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling At War With The Mystics on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top