The Flaming Lips’ back catalogue seems impervious to age, evolving through cutting edge sounds and increasingly psychedelic performances, while consistently appealing to a certain demographic of dazed youth. Which is why is may seem like even after a career spanning four decades, The Flaming Lips aren’t headed toward any sort of legacy phase, even though Wayne Coyne has been rocking grey locks for nearly 20 years now. Despite this, a solid collection of all their essential songs is long overdue. The Flaming Lips (Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins), formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983 have since become one of the most iconic, influential, unpredictable and vital forces in American rock music. During their tenure, their ever-evolving, GRAMMY Award-winning sound has become a genre unto itself and contains lush, multi-layered arrangements. Lyrically, their compositions reflect the light and dark in all of us and combined with bold experimental production that breathes life into their space-age-prog, punk pop that appeal to broad spectrum of music lovers around the globe.