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    Default Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    One of the most talked about DVD-A's, up for your comment (even though we've commented enough already), so just vote!....... :thumbsdow

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    Default Re: WE 9/26/2004 [DVD-A]: Flaming Lips YOSHIMI....

    Crazy! Very enjoyable, but I find the bass a bit obnoxious at times. For me, an 8.
    Getting it done in 5.1 !!!

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    Default Re: WE 9/26/2004 [DVD-A]: Flaming Lips YOSHIMI....

    I had never heard anything by the Flaming Lips before. And thanks to all the talk of how great this was in surround on this forum, I bought it, and was blown totally away. The surround mix is one of my favorites. I definately gave it a 10.

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    Default Re: WE 9/26/2004 [DVD-A]: Flaming Lips YOSHIMI....

    One of the most experimental 5.1 mixes ( ) I have every song has a different style of Mix and it sounds and feels much better than the red book Stereo mix.
    I love it because it fits with the bands style and approach to music.
    i cant wait for the next 5.1 from them.
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    5.1 channel mix = 10. extras = 10. musical interest = 5. I just can not get interested in the music. I scored it as a six.

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    A TEN!!!!!! If I could, I would give it a 100.
    This is most powerful & effective surround mix I have ever heard! And that includes everything from the Quad era. I like the music-even when it gets sappy. Just compare the surround and stereo tracks. Night & day. Same music but a totally different experience! This is what surround/quad should be. Aggressive and involving! If you don't like it; go back to stereo!

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Flaming Lips YOSHIMI.... [23]

    Pure mind candy

    A 10 all the way.

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    Another 10!!! The mix by Ellott Scheiner is the most intricate and experimental I have heard and fits the music perfectly. I had never heard a Flaming Lips album all the way through and I really bought this one because of all the hype but I sure am glad I did. A wonderful experience. And my cats love it too!!

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    A revolution! A revelation! A true realization of an already stellar work. 10 all the way.

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    I love the album, and I love the mix. A 10 for me on this one is not a question.

    THe mix is amazing to me because it is "aggressive," but in a very apporopriate way. Even discs like "A Night At the Opera" (which I would rate at a 10, also) tend to use gimmicks at certain times in an inapporopriate way. On this disc, if there's something "circling overhead" ("gimmick" at its best), it's because it should be, not because it can.

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Flaming Lips YOSHIMI.... [27]

    great music, great mix a 5.1 demo disc, great packaging with CD, great extras with those wild dots,

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Flaming Lips YOSHIMI.... [27]

    Another 10 from me.

    Everytime I play it I can't help bit think that this is what Multi-channel is all about. If this could be the future of the hi-rez formats then ....

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    Default Re: [DVD-A]: Flaming Lips YOSHIMI.... [32]

    Behind the times, as usual. Just got this last week. Spent a few days listening to the redbook disc (since I didn't have time to sit down with the 5.1 one), so I was somewhat familiar with the music. I was definitely grooving on it, that's for sure - this is my kind of music, and it definitely makes me want to seek out the rest of their work. Wayne Coyne is my new musical hero - a genius of Wilsonian proportions.

    However, late last night, I finally popped in the 5.1 - oh WOW! Even all the praise on here did not prepare me for just how COOL this mix is! Probably helped that it was about 2am when I was listening, and I was already half-asleep. Wow, what a mind trip!

    I really loved how the booklet features basically a play-by-play description of the mixes, giving you pointers on what to listen to. This is a band that obviously is REALLY proud of what they've achieved here, and rightfully so. The little "making of" documentary (which, ironically, doesn't really go at all into how the thing was "made") was pretty cool, as are all the extra videos, etc. This one trumps my previous favorite multichannel disc (of only a few weeks), the Polyphonic Spree. This is definitely the disc to demo for the unconverted.
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    Default Re: Flaming Lips YOSHIMI.... [DVD-A]

    Love the surround, but can't stand most of the music. A 6 nevertheless.

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    10+. this disc is amazing

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    I just got this and it is very good, the music isn't quite good enough to rate a 10 for me though. I give the surround mix a 10 and music an 8 for an vote of 9. This is my first album by The Flaming Lips and I will likely buy more. Having a CD for the auto is appreciated as well.

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    Default Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    Pretty tough to give this one anything but a 10. The mix is simply incredible, with sonics to back it up. Impressive.

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    Default Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    Solid 9 ...

    Good stuff, fun, inventive ...

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    Default Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    Gave it a 9 its up there with the Mystics.
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    Default Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    I sat down and listened to this disk for the first time tonight.

    Wow! It's spectacular. I wish I would have picked it up sooner.

    I have a feeling I'll be voting quite high. (I need to listen a few more times though before I vote).
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    Default Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    I eventually decided on a 8 vote.
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    Default Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    It got an 8 from me, and it could so easily have been a 10.
    Why?
    This is brutally overcompressed. Really, truly terrifyingly smashed to bits - very little in the way of dynamics at all.

    Content wise, it is original for sure. The mix is aggressive to the point of gimmicky & almost twee in places.
    Still - no matter what the issues - this one is worth finding & buying just for the sheer chutzpah of the thing.
    It is a lot of fun....
    Oh well, whatever - nevermind.

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    Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS 5.1. The real reason that the Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots has such fantastic surround sound is the fact that this disc was recorded in 5.1. 90% of all other surround sound audio discs are Re-mixed to create 5.1. Big difference. In addition, this material is futuristic & innovative. That's who the Flaming Lips are. They arre very serious about surround sound. They have influenced a number of other groups who are also recording discs in surround sound. Tom Petty's Mojo is available in Blu Ray. I have it, and thery went to great lengths to bring it out in the format. They also influenced King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, etc. The Flaming Lips also have another great disc that is also recorded in 5.1 called the Soft Bulletin. Great surround sound. If these FL discs don't wow you with their surround sound, then you need a new system, or a better system.

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    Default Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    There is also "At War with The Mystics" in surround, you might want to find that also.... Recorded in 5.1???? There's alot I could argue here..but I'll pass. John

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    Default Re: Flaming Lips - YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS [DVD-A]

    I actually agree with Neil's assessment from many moons ago. Excellent mix, but ear fatigue factor is pretty big on all the Lips commercial 5.1 mixes. the LFE is pretty pronounced as well. Still, surroundwise, this is as good as retail surround gets.

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