Falling perfectly into that sweet spot between experimentation and plain straight up song-writing panache, The Soft Bulletin was a creative and critical peak for The Flaming Lips, their work both before and since veering too far off course for enduring greatness. “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” is a sumptuous space-walk meditation; a zero-gravity waltz. If I was drifting through the cosmos, this is the soundtrack I’d insist on.
Love in our life is just too valuable
Oh, to feel for even a second without it
But life without death is just impossible
Oh, to realize something is ending within us