After their approaches to Pink Floyd, King Crimson and the Stone Roses, the tribute to "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is the fourth album to be completely covered by the Flaming Lips in a short time. The principle remains the same, with a number of guests such as J. Mascis, My Morning Jacket, Moby, Miley Cyrus, Stardeath & White Dwarfs or Foxygen the original of all folklore is gutted and reassembled. However, Wayne Coyne and Co. don't go that far to dissect the Beatles bill. They only try with a lot of love, noise and electronics to make it as polarizing a beacon as the Liverpoolers did in their time. They lay out all kinds of hinges for it to the ear. Whenever it gets too familiar and one is inclined to assume that the Flaming Lips have become entangled in the nets of awe, they radically change direction or simply drip a pipette of poison into their cocktail. In fact, the spirits are divided on this CD, and that's a good thing. You can only like them or reject them completely. "With A Little Help From My Fwends" is first and foremost an update in the sense of the Beatles, which is much more courageous than their "Love", but at the same time also a flawless statement of the Flaming Lips.
Top track: When I'm Sixty-Four