The Flaming Lips discography

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The Flaming Lips discography

The Flaming Lips performing in Mexico City
Releases
Studio albums 15
Compilation albums 10
EPs 18
Singles 15
Video albums 4

The discography of The Flaming Lips, an American rock band formed in 1983, consists of fourteen studio albums, eighteen extended plays, fifteen singles, ten compilation albums, four video albums and an array of various other appearances.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[1]
US Heat.
[2]
AUS
[3]
BEL
[4]
JP
[5]
NZ
[6]
UK
[7]
1986 Hear It Is
1987 Oh My Gawd!!!...The Flaming Lips
  • Released: November 1, 1987
  • Labels: Restless, Enigma
1989 Telepathic Surgery
  • Released: February 17, 1989
  • Labels: Restless, Enigma
1990 In a Priest Driven Ambulance (with Silver Sunshine Stares)
  • Released: September 12, 1990
  • Labels: Restless, City Slang
1992 Hit to Death in the Future Head
1993 Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
  • Released: June 22, 1993
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
108 1
1995 Clouds Taste Metallic
  • Released: September 19, 1995
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
16
1997 Zaireeka
  • Released: October 28, 1997
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
N/R N/R N/R N/R N/R
1999 The Soft Bulletin
  • Released: June 22, 1999
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
12 39
2002 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  • Released: July 16, 2002
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
50 62
[9]
80 47 13
2006 At War with the Mystics
  • Released: April 4, 2006
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
11 20 47 50 36 6
2009 Embryonic
  • Released: October 13, 2009
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
8 43 50 61 43
The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Released: December 22, 2009
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
157
2012 The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
  • Released: April 21, 2012
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death, Bella Union
139 199 99
2013 The Terror
  • Released: April 1, 2013
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death, Bella Union
21 100 39 50 42
2014 With a Little Help from My Fwends
  • Released: October 28, 2014
  • Labels: Warner Bros.

Compilations[edit]

Year Album details
1998 A Collection of Songs Representing an Enthusiasm for Recording...By Amateurs
  • Released: September 29, 1998
  • Labels: Restless
2002 Finally the Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid
  • Released: September 17, 2002
  • Labels: Restless, Rykodisc
Shambolic Birth and Early Life Of
  • Released: September 17, 2002
  • Labels: Restless, Rykodisc
The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg
  • Released: October 1, 2002
  • Labels: Restless, Rykodisc
2005 Late Night Tales: The Flaming Lips
  • Released: March 14, 2005
  • Labels: Azuli Records
2006 20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986–2006
  • Released: October 16, 2006
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
2007 iTunes Originals – The Flaming Lips
  • Released: July 3, 2007
2011 Heady Nuggs: The First Five Warner Bros. Records 1992-2002
  • Released: April 16, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
The Flaming Lips 2011 #5: The Soft Bulletin Live la Fantastique de Institution 2011
  • Released: June 14, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
The Flaming Lips 2011 #10: Atlas Eets Christmas - Infinite Christmas Sounds
  • Released: November 27, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1984 The Flaming Lips
  • Released: January 1, 1984
  • Labels: Lovely Sorts of Death, Restless, Enigma/Pink Dust
1990 Unconsciously Screamin'
  • Released: January 1, 1990
  • Labels: Atavistic, City Slang
1991 Yeah, I Know It's a Drag... But Wastin Pigs Is Still Radical
  • Released: October 31, 1991
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
1994 Due to High Expectations... the Flaming Lips Are Providing Needles for Your Balloons
  • Released: July 12, 1994
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
Peaked at #182 on the US Billboard 200[1]
2001 The Southern Oklahoma Cosmic Trigger Contest
  • Released: March 10, 2001
  • Labels: Independent
2003 Fight Test
  • Released: April 22, 2003
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
Peaked at #93 on the US Billboard 200[1]
Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
  • Released: November 18, 2003
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
2005 Yoshimi Wins! (Live Radio Sessions)
  • Released: November 15, 2005
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
2006 It Overtakes Me
  • Released: November 13, 2006
  • Labels: Warner Bros.
2011 The Flaming Lips 2011 #1: Two Blobs Fucking
  • Released: February 14, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
Released as a 12-piece track on YouTube, each accompanied by its own respective video. Similar to their Zaireeka album, it is meant to be played simultaneously on 12 separate smartphones.[12]
The Flaming Lips 2011 #2: The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian
  • Released: March 23, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
The Flaming Lips 2011 #3: Gummy Song Skull
  • Released: April 20, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
Released at various record stores as a giant skull made of an edible gelatin substance. Inside the skull was a USB stick containing 4 new songs.
The Flaming Lips 2011 #4: The Flaming Lips with Prefuse 73
  • Released: May 23, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
The Flaming Lips 2011 #6: Gummy Song Fetus
  • Released: June 25, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
Released at various record stores as a replica of an unborn fetus made of an edible gelatin substance. Inside the fetus was a USB stick containing 3 new songs.
The Flaming Lips 2011 #7: The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt
  • Released: July 26, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
The Flaming Lips 2011 #8: Strobo Trip - Light & Audio Phase Illusions Toy
  • Released: September 20, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
The Flaming Lips 2011 #9: 24 Hour Song Skull
  • Released: October 31, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
The Flaming Lips 2011 #11: The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band
  • Released: December 31, 2011
  • Labels: Warner Bros./Lovely Sorts of Death
2013 Peace Sword
  • Released: October 29, 2013
  • Label: Warner Bros.
The title track, "Peace Sword (Open Your Heart)", was written for the film Ender's Game. The other tracks on the EP, however, were not accepted by the producers.[13]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[14]
US Alt.
[14]
AUS
[3]
UK
[7][8]
1988 "Drug Machine" Telepathic Surgery
1993 "She Don't Use Jelly" 55 9 25 Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
1995 "Turn It On"
"Bad Days" 77 Clouds Taste Metallic
1996 "This Here Giraffe" 72
"Brainville"
1999 "Race for the Prize" 39 The Soft Bulletin
"Waitin' for a Superman" 73
2002 "Do You Realize??" 32 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
2003 "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1" 18
"Fight Test" 28
"The Golden Path" (with The Chemical Brothers)[15] 17 Singles 93–03
2006 "The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat)" 108 43 At War with the Mystics
"The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)" 79 16
2007 "Love the World You Find" Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
2014 "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
(featuring Miley Cyrus)
With a Little Help from My Fwends

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details
2005 The Fearless Freaks
  • Released: May 17, 2005
  • Formats: DVD
2005 VOID
  • Released: August 23, 2005
  • Formats: DVD
2007 U.F.O.s at the Zoo
  • Released: August 7, 2007
  • Formats: DVD
2008 Christmas on Mars
  • Released: November 11, 2008
  • Formats: DVD, Vinyl + DVD, DVD + CD

Other appearances[edit]

Recorded cover songs[edit]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Production and featured songs[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ a b c d "UK Chartlog". zobbel.de. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  9. ^ ARIA Top 100 Albums (PDF) (735). Australian Recording Industry Association. 2004-03-29. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  10. ^ "Accreditations - 2004 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  11. ^ "Gold & Platinum search results: The Flaming Lips". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  12. ^ Murray, Robin. "The Flaming Lips release new track". www.clashmusic.com. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  13. ^ http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/18677-the-flaming-lips-peace-sword-ep/
  14. ^ a b "Artist Chart History (singles) - The Flaming Lips". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-07-11. 
  15. ^ "Chart Stats - The Chemical Brothers/The Flaming Lips". Chartstats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2009-07-11.