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Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell Review

Written by WCYT Staff. Posted in Music, Reviews

I was never truly enchanted with The Flaming Lips, or the similar artists of their time. I’m someone who, when it comes to music, enjoys lyrical content or for lack of a better word the mesencens of a song. When the Flaming Lips came to Fort Wayne back in 2016 I didn’t take a lot of time to really listen to them before attending their show. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised by how much I truly enjoyed their acute live performance, making my distaste for their music at the time obsolete. I went home that night and looked through their discography, skimming through the several albums on hand. I eventually landed on “Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell.” The album struck me different than most of their signal songs I had heard throughout the years. Of course everyone knows “ Do you Realize??” and some might say the remix that makes an appearance on this album is just an offensive joke in comparison to its predecessor; I’d go as far to say it’s a more energetic, engaging and honestly superior, marking it as my favorite song off the album. “Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell isn’t particularly long, but it does have moments where it drags on for an uncomfortable amount of time. “Assassination of the Sun” being one of these songs is redundant and feels like unnecessary leftover pieces of the album. Although this album is still missing some lyrical components for me, and sometimes drifts from deeply engaging to slightly boring and repetitive especially during the girth of the record, I still found it really enjoyable, so much so that I think I won’t shy away from this type of music any longer.


The Flaming Lips will appear at the Clyde Theatre August 16th. We are giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the show, all you need to do is listen to the Point the rest of the week and text in your answer our question and the winners will be announced Monday morning.  

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