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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. 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
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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.