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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 132 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 132

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  1. S.L.O'Robot
    Apr 25, 2006
    6
    Overrated, overhyped and staggeringly underwhelming in the wake of the vastly superior "The Soft Bulletin." "Yoshimi," I suspect, garnered most of its raves from: 1) critics who missed the boat on "The Soft Bulletin," and wanted to appear to be in-the-know on the next record, or; 2) those ready to anoint FL as godhead in the afterglow of TSB. If you're new to the Lips and looking for Overrated, overhyped and staggeringly underwhelming in the wake of the vastly superior "The Soft Bulletin." "Yoshimi," I suspect, garnered most of its raves from: 1) critics who missed the boat on "The Soft Bulletin," and wanted to appear to be in-the-know on the next record, or; 2) those ready to anoint FL as godhead in the afterglow of TSB. If you're new to the Lips and looking for a good starting point, skip this one and go straight to "The Soft Bulletin." Expand
  2. BearlyyBearlyy
    Mar 27, 2006
    6
    Completely over-rated. Just about above average.
  3. bobo
    Jan 13, 2003
    5
    Disappointing. Songs that seem to plod along without mirth or imagination, with the exception of the celebratory "Do you realise..."
  4. GregM.
    Aug 25, 2002
    6
    I have owned this album for a month but have yet to hear it the whole way through. Sure, it's not terrible, but Wayne Coyne can do better. He traded the blissful bounce of Satellite and the acid-fried lurch of Clouds for the saintly gait of Soft Bulletin, but without the magic. Still, it's better than no Lips at all.
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. The measured use of electronics recalls nothing so much as OK Computer, and in some ways Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots sounds like that album might have if Thom Yorke believed in God.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Songs like "Fight Test" and "Do You Realize" have various tics--but they're so sweet-souled that such sins are easily forgiven. [19 July 2002, p.74]
  3. Mojo
    90
    If Yoshimi.... lacks the sheer shock value of Bulletin's panoramic delirium, its peak moments are enough to make it one of 2002's most rewarding releases. [Album of the Month, Aug 2002, p.92]