Flaming Lips - American Head LP (Tricolour Vinyl) UNWRAPPED

Flaming Lips - American Head LP (Tricolour Vinyl) UNWRAPPED

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Release Date: 11 Sept 2020


  • 2 x Tri-Colour VinylLP, Album, Repress of 300 copies
  • Gatefold Sleeve
  • DL Code


“Their best album since their 1999 masterpiece The Soft Bulletin… a dreamy, richly melodic take on psychedelic rock, there is a luxurious Beatles-esque quality throughout… A nostalgic classic.”

The Times – 5 stars *****


“A stately new sound melding the electronics and acoustic guitars of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots with the widescreen textures of Americana… American Head finds Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd examining the nature of family, love, death and nostalgia with sincerity and tenderness.” Uncut – 9/10


“A superb album… American Head reconnects fans with the magic that Coyne and co were once synonymous with… Imbued with nostalgia, sadness and love, the 13 tracks glory in melodies, textures and lyrics that nestle in your heart and refuse to leave.” Sunday Times (Album of the Week)


“This is The Flaming Lips’ singular vision… a cosmic trip characterised by beseeching vocals, burnished guitar, twinkling keyboards, epic drum fills and 70s symphonic pop swell.”

The i – 4 stars **** (Album of the Week)


“A classic… Clear, iridescent songs, full of intimate details… Breathe it in.” MOJO – 4 stars ****


American Head soars with an easy, confident majesty… This is a return to grandiose, golden form.” Shindig – 5 stars *****


“A lush collection… The Flaming Lips seem to be accelerating into their later career rather than slowing down.” Evening Standard – 4 stars ****


“The quality is maintained throughout… American Head is powerfully and affectingly bittersweet.” Financial Times – 4 stars ****


“This sublime album might just be their best since The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi… Dreamy, fluid arrangements frame Coyne’s ethereal vocals… A band to cherish.” The Sun – 4.5/5 ****


“Terrific… The dreamy soundscapes, melodies and psychedelic cascades are here in full.” Daily Mirror – 4 stars ****


“One of their loveliest records – wistful, full of wonder and melancholic longing.” Metro – 4 stars ****


“Their best record since The Soft Bulletin… There are some beautiful melodies drifting in and out of songs like ‘Mother Please Don’t Be Sad, Assassins Of Youth and the truly stellar, transportive Flowers Of Neptune 6.” HiFi Choice – 5 stars *****


“Original and emotionally resonant, there’s a wistful, dreamy nostalgia to these songs that is instantly irresistible… They’ve rediscovered the big, tuneful heart in their chests. And you’ll be only too happy to hear it beating.” PROG


“A beatific melancholy envelops American Head… A crystalline classic.” Classic Rock – 8/10


“They continue to surprise and enchant.” The Wire


“Coyne and co have once again found another plane of existence.” Record Collector – 4 stars ****


“Compelling stuff… Coyne’s most personal and earnest yet.” DIY