- 2 x LP
- Warner Records
The Soft Bulletin is the ninth studio album by American rock band the Flaming Lips, originally released by Warner Bros. Records on May 17, 1999, in the United Kingdom, and on June 22, 1999, in the United States. The album was released to widespread acclaim, and was hailed by critics as a departure from their previous guitar-heavy alternative rock sound into a more layered, intricately arranged work.
The Soft Bulletin was lauded by critics and fans alike and topped numerous "Best of 1999" lists. The album is now considered by many to be the Flaming Lips's masterpiece. Its large, layered, symphonic sound has also earned it a reputation as the Pet Sounds of the 1990s from a few critics.