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The Quietus Reductive & Subjective Albums Of The Year 20 - 1
The Quietus , December 8th, 2009 09:47

We continue the countdown of our favourite records of 2009


12. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
"At first it’s tempting to think that this review copy has been left unmastered so that if it gets leaked the finished copy will still be ready for the release, like with Sounds Of The Universe by Depeche Mode or what have you but a glance at the credits reveals that it was recorded by the whole band, Mercury Rev producer Dave Fridmann and Scott Booker. They’ve purposefully gone for an ultra acidic, bright, over compressed sound. But even from the beginning it’s clear that this is no 4:13 Dream or No Line On The Horizon where a multitude of sins are hidden by loudness." John Doran and Luke Turner

Read the full Quietus track-by-track review here