The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2009 Ratings: #219 / 867
Year End Rank: #15
User Score
Based on 240 ratings
2009 Ratings: #33
Liked by 4 people
October 13, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
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My first experience with the flaming lips. This is certainly a great place to start. What a colorful and exciting album :)
happy 10th birthday to this bad boy and happy birthday to me 🍰
Undeniably a shift for The Flaming Lips, and one that would be far less appealing to some, the group take all their whimsy and pop sensibilities and virtually shot them all in the foot for something far more bizarre and genre-bending. The groups most serious take in years, yet easily their most audacious and inventive.

Embryonic is for sure an album that will catch someone off guard in some ways, although some of the signs are there that The Flaming Lips could concoct something so offbeat. ... read more
This great evil. Where does it come from? How'd it steal into the world? What seed, what root did it grow from? Who's doin' this? Who's killin' us? Robbing us of life and light. Mockin' us with the sight of what we might've known. Does our ruin benefit the earth? Does it help the grass to grow, the sun to shine? Is this darkness in you, too? Have you passed through this night?

What a trip.
One of the most diverse rock albums out here
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Track List

Disc 1

  1. Convinced Of The Hex 
  2. The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine 
  3. Evil
  4. Aquarius Sabotage
  5. See The Leaves
  6. If
  7. Gemini Syringes
  8. Your Bats
  9. Powerless

Disc 2

  1. The Ego's Last Stand
  2. I Can Be A Frog
  3. Sagittarius Silver Announcement
  4. Worm Mountain
  5. Scorpio Sword
  6. The Impulse
  7. Silver Trembling Hands
  8. Virgo Self-Esteem Broadcast
  9. Watching The Planets

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