Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
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Based on 31 reviews
2010 Ratings: #10 / 862
Year End Rank: #14
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Based on 682 ratings
2010 Ratings: #6
May 4, 2010 / Release Date
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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.
Cosmogramma is pure magic.

Listening to this is like having an acid trip while floating in space. It's a very dark, strange, empty, lonely place, but you're having the time of your life during the moments before death.

This is truly something majestic! An exciting genre-defining experience that never gets old and is creatively special in its own right. If you're looking for a basic summary of this album's appeal (and Flying Lotus in general), there you go! But of course, there's more to this ... read more
Basically, Lo-Fi hip hop beats to relax and study too but on LSD.

̶T̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶e̶m̶ ̶a̶l̶b̶u̶m̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶g̶o̶n̶n̶a̶ ̶t̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶m̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶f̶e̶w̶ ̶w̶e̶e̶k̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶r̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶b̶t̶w̶.
Probably one of my favourite electronic albums... period. There are just so many genres at play in this album, and the soundscapes are breath-taking. I could not go one song without being blown away. It also kinda inspires me to just, do whatever the hell I want with music I make, since there truly aren't any boundaries to what you can create. While this album focuses mainly around a very industrial glitch hop type songs, there are occasionally more soul and jazz-influenced sections of the ... read more
What an absolute pleasure of a listen... Never have I felt so revitalized by an album, what a masterpiece.
Cosmogramma is an interplanetary trip between some of the most wacky beats I've ever heard and an absolute rompant of unique details that feed this album's flow and make it one of the most incredibly textured of it's decade.
Every song felt like a different planet, each one with it's own story. I could imagine myself running from aliens in one, gambling in other or just chilling in a ... 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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