At War with the Mystics (Deluxe Version)
The Flaming Lips tackle radicals and world leaders with this pensive and playful cosmic celebration. Bouncy clap-along "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" questions how one would handle world power, while "Free Radicals" makes a plea to suicide bombers over Prince-like funk. But earthly evils soon dissipate into sweeping interstellar ballads like the melancholic "My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion" and Pink Floyd-esque instrumental "The Wizard Turns On…." By crunchy power-pop groover "The W.A.N.D.," Wayne Coyne reassures us that "we've got the power now."