Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
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Based on 30 reviews
2010 Ratings: #10 / 854
Year End Rank: #14
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Based on 410 ratings
2010 Ratings: #9
May 4, 2010 / Release Date
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Warp / Label
Flying Lotus / Producer
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A.V. Club

Flying Lotus reaches into the past in order to create something clearly of the future – a hybridized work that challenges others to follow its dazzling blueprint.


Flying Lotus, much like Yorke, Greenwood & Co., has made a definitive summary of a decade’s worth of advances in electronic music, a release that transcends genre and deserves to become a glorified phenomena by those who experience it.

Drowned in Sound

Cosmogramma is dense and devotional, Ellison piloting his craft into the fading slipstream of his aunt Alice Coltrane’s cosmic strain of jazz.


Cosmogramma is an instrumental genre-jumping journey for head-bopping intellectuals, and the meditative melodies by vocalists Thundercat, Laura Darlington, and Thom Yorke only add to the experience.

The Needle Drop

Flying Lotus' third album is by far his most diverse, loaded with elements of jazz, hip hop, and countless hybrids of electronic music. It's dense, boundless, engaging, and fun.

My sister: Woah. That's what my mind sounds like.

Me: I wish I could have his mind for 30 seconds just to see how he thinks.

My sister: This doesn't just sound like something he wanted to make. It's an idea he's been thinking about for awhile.
Weird / experimental / industrial / abstract does not always equal good...
Wow this album just absolutely blew me away, Cosmogramma is this sudden rush of life and energy. This record has such a burst of momentum to the way it flows which does much to convey the cosmic themes this record is going for as it feels like you are bolting away on a star-ship through space and time. The production on this thing is absolutely phenomenal, it's crisp and clear despite the cluster of sounds presented. For and Electronic album this has so many different genres blended into it's ... read more
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Track List

  1. Clock Catcher
  2. Pickled!
  3. Nose Art
  4. Intro//A Cosmic Drama
  5. Zodiac Shit
  6. Computer Face//Pure Being 
  7. And The World Laughs With You (feat. Thom Yorke) 
  8. Arkestry
  9. MmmHmm (feat. Thundercat)
  10. Do the Astral Plane 
  11. Satelllliiiiiteee 
  12. German Haircut 
  13. Recoiled
  14. Dance of the Pseudo Nymph
  15. Drips//Auntie's Harp
  16. Table Tennis (feat. Laura Darlington)
  17. Galaxy in Janaki


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