- Summary: The latest album for the rock band features guest appearances by MGMT, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O, and German mathematician, Dr. Thorsten Wormann.
- Record Label: WEA/Reprise
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Experimental
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|Watching The Planets|
|Oh, oh, oh, watching the planets Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, watching the planets align Oh, oh, oh, what is the reason Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh,...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Q MagazineEmbryonic has a cloudy feel, full of hulking, malformed basslines, distorted drums, and melodies that circle without ever ascending. [Nov 2009, p.102]
Dec 6, 2011Absolutely flawless. This album is a fu*king machine! Embryonic has a soul, extreme creativity and of course, a moody, yet familiar andAbsolutely flawless. This album is a fu*king machine! Embryonic has a soul, extreme creativity and of course, a moody, yet familiar and heavenly Flaming Lips ambient. Oh well, we ARE talking about THE Lips, so, what else were we expecting... Another brutal win :P… Expand
MikehOct 15, 2009Hands down the album of the year unless someone delives a miracle by NYE. The vitality and energy here is shocking. This is a truly great Hands down the album of the year unless someone delives a miracle by NYE. The vitality and energy here is shocking. This is a truly great rock band, and this is a truly great experimental record that takes tremendous risks.… Collapse
raeltOct 13, 2009Since when the observer, guardian and rolling stones understand REAL music? this should be album of the year, period. Metacritic better Since when the observer, guardian and rolling stones understand REAL music? this should be album of the year, period. Metacritic better weight better the real critics with the lousy, mainstream ones.… Expand
panopticonOct 19, 2009This gives Grizzly Bear a real competitor for Album of 2009.
AlBOct 14, 2009Superb - back to their psych roots and loving it! One of the best albums of the year and their career.
JoeyBlowOct 15, 2009Weirdly fantastic. Early Floyd meets John Cage.
GTOct 17, 2009All of the songs are just jams. That's really cool and all, but none of the songs have a real backbone. Just some drum beat with a bass All of the songs are just jams. That's really cool and all, but none of the songs have a real backbone. Just some drum beat with a bass line and weird noises with Wayne "singing".… Expand
Published: December 29, 2009We recap the best-reviewed albums of 2009 and collect dozens of music critic top ten lists to determine the best album of the year. While the results point to a clear winner, you can listen to songs from the top 50 albums to help you find your own favorites.
Awards & Rankings
|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Version] - The Beatles|
|OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017 - Radiohead|
|DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar|
|Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, 1984-2014 [Box Set] - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds|
|Kickin Child: Lost Columbia Album 1965 - Dion|
|A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie|
|Singles [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Deluxe Edition] - Various Artists|
|Melodrama - Lorde|
|Black Origami - Jlin|
|Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper|
|Leftism 22 [Reissue] - Leftfield|
|The Order of Time - Valerie June|
|The Underside of Power - Algiers|
|Big Fish Theory - Vince Staples|
|The Thin Black Duke - Oxbow|
|Fantasizing About Being Black - Otis Taylor|
|Guppy - Charly Bliss|
|More Scared of You than You Are of Me - The Smith Street Band|
|Arca - Arca|
|CTRL - SZA|