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Chapter 229: Feeling Yourself Disintegrate

00s indie rock

Throughout the storied career of The Flaming Lips, death has been their major theme; they often circle the topic pranksterishly, but on two of their best songs they face it head on. “Feeling Yourself Disintegrate” dares to imagine what it would be like to end, while “Do You Realize??” frames fear of death as an epiphany to live a better life. Some of the signature artists of 00s indie saw nature (and natural forces like death) as a source of authentic truth in a scary technological age, from Modest Mouse’s fusion of the personal and planetary to Animal Collective’s scampering and furry folk.
1. Animal Collective

Who Could Win a Rabbit

2. Modest Mouse

Float On

3. The Flaming Lips

Do You Realize??

4. The Microphones

I Want Wind to Blow

5. Badly Drawn Boy

Once Around The Block

6. Daniel Johnston

Dream Scream

7. Modest Mouse

3rd Planet

8. Stereolab

Cybele's Reverie

9. The Polyphonic Spree

Part 2 (It's the Sun)

10. The Flaming Lips

Feeling Yourself Disintegrate