I'm a long time lips fan. In this case, I'm talking about the flaming lips, but still I like the pushy ones too, as long as they're not on fire. Okay okay, so anyway, this record is great. Their newest release the Terror shares some qualities with this one, but in the end of the day, the ambient sparkles of this recording really dances between the optimism of the disbelief and the beauty of the unknown. The Terror is more of an endurance record of being attacked by the unknown and trying to make the best out of the worst. I tried explaining this to my best friend Leet Larry, but all he cares about is when the new Gunther album comes out. What a bag of kicks. Anyway, the bottom line is, The Terror is more of a journey between dark and light, relentless and unforgiving, while Christmas on Mars rewards exploration and doesn't intimidate the buyer on first listen. But Buyer Beware: The movie blows. It has a few sharts of hope but ultimately is an experiment gone wrong by one of the most experimental bands of my time. The music doesn't have anything to do with Christmas, however there is a bonus 45 with two christmas tracks on it, which will be nice for me to annoy Leet Larry with when he's trying to play Halo. Let me say, they are GOOD tracks though. The vinyl comes on clear green, and the bonus tracks come on a white colored 45. As my homeboy Fry from Futurama would say, "Take my Money."
I would recommend this to a friend