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The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2012 Ratings: #110
April 21, 2012 / Release Date
Compilation / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann / Producer
Your Review



Therein lies the key to approaching Heady Fwends: What at first seems rather silly actually proves to be quite purposeful.

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The triumph of Heady Fwends lies the way it sands off the rough edges off 2011’s excess and whittles an honest, enjoyable set out of the mire while coaxing a wealth of unexpected voices into the fray without losing its way.


When you break it all down, the Flaming Lips seemed to have stopped giving a damn, and it’s a wonderful thing to behold

Jun 22, 2015
It's hard to believe that an album with this many guest stars would turn out to be pretty consistent and just so damn fun. Ke$ha's track is by far my favourite on here. I don't care how novelty this is, it's a well done collaborative album.

Favourite tracks: 2012 (You Must Be Upgraded), Ashes in the Air, Do It!
Track List

Side 1

  1. 2012 (You Must Be Upgraded) (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie) 
  2. Ashes in the Ai" (featuring Bon Iver) 
  3. Helping the Retarded to Find God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) 

Side 2

  1. Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee (featuring Prefuse 73) 
  2. Children of the Moon (featuring Tame Impala)
  3. That Ain't My Trip (featuring Jim James) 
  4. You, Man? Human??? (featuring Nick Cave) 

Side 3

  1. I'm Working at NASA on Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt) 
  2. Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band)
  3. Is David Bowie Dying" (featuring Neon Indian) 

Side 4

  1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu) 
  2. Girl, You're So Weird (featuring New Fumes) 
  3. I Don't Want You to Die (featuring Chris Martin)

Added on: April 21, 2012