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Year-End Lists

The Year in Wayne Coyne

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has entertained us plenty over the years, crafting neo-psych narratives in the form of classic albums (see The Soft Bulletin or Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), imagining strange new ways to package and sell music (within a human skull, perhaps?), or leading blisstacular concerts while preaching existential poetry from a giant plastic balloon rolling atop the crowd. But bubbles have a way of bursting, and as 2012 progressed, Coyne’s creative bluster picked up an increasingly noxious air of desperate douche-itude.