The Flaming Lips - W.A.N.D.

Alex Worsnip 17/07/2006

Rating: 4/5

Far better than the irritating, predictable 'The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song', 'W.A.N.D' is the highlight from 'At War With The Mystics', a squelching bass-driven futuristic monster that finds Wayne Coyne on bolshy, blistering form, declaring, 'We got the power now, motherfuckers/it's where it belongs'. It's not quite the Black Sabbath meets Sly and The Family Stone mashup that Coyne claims (though that would surely be the greatest song ever), but it does have a touch of funk to match its futuristic electro-rock elements.