200 Million Thousand

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  • Summary: The fifth album for the Atlanta rock band is the follow-up to its 2007 album "Good Bad Not Evil."
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
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  1. 200 Million Thousand showcases some of their most satisfying [tunes] yet.
  2. 200 Million Thousand has more hooks and is better top-to-bottom than any previous Black Lips effort.
  3. Grimy and disheveled, clever and infectious, it's a sloppy heap of classic pop, psychedelic haze, spastic rock, and teenage disaffection mixed to lo-fi imperfection in some kid's filthy garage.
  4. Yes, there are jokes and doo-woppy moments of light-heartedness, but this is a soupy, stoned, distressed-sounding album at odds with the Lips’ image as the world’s premier party band.
  5. The result is a gleefully presented disaster. One that's consistently captivating if not irresistible.
  6. The guitars are rough and the lyrics mumbled, but even the most rote garage tunes betray a craftsmanship often missing from the genre. The collection is the Lips' first that would have benefited from some trimming.
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    Pithy stompers such as 'Short Fuse' and 'Drugs' tell their own story, but the spooked death rattle of 'The Drop I Hold' is at least proof that the experimental mind-set of 2007's " Good Bad Not Evil" wasn't a one-off. [May 2009, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. hj
    Feb 25, 2009
    10
    Only band that matters!
  2. Walk
    Apr 8, 2009
    8
    I didn't like this album at first. I love the black lips and thought that good bad etc. was a great album. This isn't the same I didn't like this album at first. I love the black lips and thought that good bad etc. was a great album. This isn't the same thing as that. It's a different album altogether, but good in it's own right. "Elijah" is great, the "drop i hold" is hard as shit and the secret track at the end is also very good. Take my advice, give this album a go. Expand
  3. CiroM
    Apr 26, 2009
    8
    They are doing some smart rock n roll. This should be recognized.