The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody album review
Psychedelic veterans reset the controls for a starry synth-rock supernova
Restlessly experimental even in the depths of middle age, the Flaming Lips give their psychedelic space-rock formula a heavily electronic reboot on Oczy Mlody. Their previous studio album, The Terror, was a darker affair, informed by singer Wayne Coyne separating from his long-term partner, and by multi-instrumentalist Steve Drozd relapsing briefly into heroin addiction. Their fifteenth album (which borrows its title from a line in a vintage Polish paperback) sounds warmer and richer, from its lysergically fuzzy mood to its goofy guest vocals that include Miley Cyrus.