The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends is a tripped out mammoth of an album, packed with collaborations from Ke$ha to Nick Cave. For all it's diversity, the album flows easily and is surprisingly accessible. Amongst the noise are numerous moments of brilliance, such as the last half of "Is David Bowie Dying?", as well as songs which can stand on their own outside of the album. The closer, "I Don't Want You to Die" is both beautiful and simple, and doesn't require the same patience or taste for experimentation that parts of the rest of the album might. On a whole it's a great listen, and well worth the time.