The Lips At The Peak Of Their Psychedelic Power
Andrew Brotherton | West Chester, PA United States | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Clouds Taste Metallic is the last record by the guitar driven version of the Flaming Lips. The reason for this is that Clouds is the last Lips album to be recorded with Ronald Jones (guitar) as a member of the band. Jones' ability to manipulate brilliant layers of feedback that somehow retain melodic texture is the perfect compliment to the psychedelic vision of Wayne Coyne. Add to this the blossoming musical genius of Steven Drozd and you come away with a psychedelic rock masterpiece of epic proportions. This is the Flaming Lips at their most mighty. You need to own this record."
What's the matter, getting too old?
70s Punk Fan | 09/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Worthy effort, still a fair amount of melody with a few songs that really stand out. But still by no means comparable with the previous albums, lacking those catchy and upbeat hard rock tunes that make you just want to keep listening to it over and over again. And it progressively gets worse after this, so unless you're into contemporary easy listening on the radio, do yourself a favor and make sure you don't get anything that was released after this album."