The Flaming Lips - At War with the Mystics (Warner Bros.)
Another much-heralded "return to the rock" from a veteran act, At War...is the Lips' 12th record and first in four years. I heard this record in its entirety in February when I was in L.A., but it was like at 5am at a friend of a friend's house after a long night of drinking. It seemed like it sounded pretty cool?? But let's be honest, at this point Wayne Coyne could cut of record of himself belching the alphabet and I'd still probably buy it, so I'm probably not the best judge of this record.
Also this week...
American Princes - Less and Less (Yep Roc)
Rahim - Ideal Lives (French Kiss)
Rainer Maria - Catastrophe Keeps Us Together (Grunion)
Soul Position - Things Go Better with RJ and Al (Rhymesayers)
Subtle - Wishingbone (Lex)
Various Artists - The DFA Remixes: Chapter One (DFA/Astralwerks)