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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. Apparently they're nowhere near as wild as they once were, but their fifth album still sounds convincingly reprobate.
  3. No holds barred, and no pitch-correction in sight, the tracks of 200 Million Thousand shine like diamonds in the rough, warts-and-all.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 70
    Very simplistic in melody and progression, each track on 200 Million Thousand is a tube-driven, distorted mess, complete with classic Brit-punk vocals. Twangy and overdriven guitars are matched with screams and pissed-off vocals full of attitude, creating a highly energetic punch, reminiscent of a Black Lips live performance.
  7. It means that the album’s instantly accessible and familiar to anyone who’s ever smoked a cigarette, flipped the bird to The Man or nailed the pastor’s daughter in the churchyard; but is subject to the law of diminishing returns which kicks in every time the fuck-you teen persona is reincarnated.

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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. Collapse
  3. CiroM
    Apr 26, 2009
    8
    They are doing some smart rock n roll. This should be recognized.