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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Release Date: April 1st, 2013 (UK) / April 16th, 2013 (Us)

The last we’ve (properly) heard from the Flaming Lips was 2009’s brilliant yet slightly difficult-to-embrace Embryonic. Since then, they’ve released a slew of songs in various and increasingly bizarre formats (gummy skulls, gummy fetus’, and a human skull that contained a song that is twenty-four hours in length, for example), covered Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety with a number of guests, and released a sub-par collaborative compilation album of songs featuring guests ranging from Bon Iver to Biz Markie to Nick Cave to Yoko Ono. Now they are ready to release the proper follow-up to Embryonic, which has been titled The Terror.

It is their thirteenth studio album, the first in four years, and by far their darkest (hence the title). Early buzz and press releases made mentions of this being a disturbing album, »

- Chris Gormer

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