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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #60 on: October 13, 2009, 07:36:25 AM »
I have, I think, all their CDs.  There are some great tracks on there, but there are a bunch of crummy ones too.  As far as bands go, this is pretty normal.


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2009, 12:15:21 AM »
I recently finished off my collection with Mink Car. I actually really like it. The popular opinion seems to be that this is the worst album they've ever done, but almost every track is a winner for me. Maybe it's because I wasn't quite a fan yet when TMBG added to their band or whatever they did that changed their sound, so I don't see this as the shark-jumping moment that some of the more long-time fans do, but I like nearly every song. I love their cover of Yeh Yeh, and "Man It's So Loud in Here" might be on my top 10 TMBG song list. The whole album seems a bit more upbeat and energetic than the others (Despite the inclusion of songs like, "Hopless Bleak Despair" and "My Man")

Now that I have all the (Non kiddie) TMBG albums (I intend to collect the kid albums next) I'd rank them (Best to Least-Best)

Flood
Lincoln
Mink Car
They Might Be Giants
Apollo 18
Long Tall Weekend
The Spine
John Henry
The Else
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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2009, 11:08:32 AM »
I recently finished off my collection with Mink Car. I actually really like it. The popular opinion seems to be that this is the worst album they've ever done, but almost every track is a winner for me. Maybe it's because I wasn't quite a fan yet when TMBG added to their band or whatever they did that changed their sound, so I don't see this as the shark-jumping moment that some of the more long-time fans do, but I like nearly every song. I love their cover of Yeh Yeh, and "Man It's So Loud in Here" might be on my top 10 TMBG song list. The whole album seems a bit more upbeat and energetic than the others (Despite the inclusion of songs like, "Hopless Bleak Despair" and "My Man")

Now that I have all the (Non kiddie) TMBG albums (I intend to collect the kid albums next) I'd rank them (Best to Least-Best)

Flood
Lincoln
Mink Car
They Might Be Giants
Apollo 18
Long Tall Weekend
The Spine
John Henry
The Else
Factory Showroom

People don't like Mink Car?  I don't know why.  It's a solid album.  It's the last tmbg album so far that I've liked every track of.
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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2009, 11:23:17 AM »
I liked those Ape Cycle songs they did.  I wonder what inspired those.  Ape Cycle Planet of the Apes was perfect for my menu when Matthew Elliot riffed it.


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2013, 02:27:32 PM »
Time to dust this thread off because there's a new album next week!

AND if you want, you can stream it right now and totally free right here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/they-might-be-giants-pack-mini-jams-into-nanobots-album-premiere-20130226

I'm torn. I want to hear it, but I want my first time hearing it to be over-and-over-again in my car. Hmmm..

EDIT: Or at least it WILL stream once they iron out some technical difficulties, it seems...


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #65 on: February 27, 2013, 08:43:47 AM »
Stream's working now. For me, at least.



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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #66 on: February 27, 2013, 10:41:26 AM »
Wow, it sounds great.


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2013, 07:15:06 PM »
They are coming to Australia, I think it might be my first night out since our baby arrived!
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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #68 on: March 05, 2013, 07:41:24 PM »
Well, none of the songs jumped out and grabbed me like a bunch of the songs on "Join Us" but I think I like Nanobots. There's a cohesiveness to it. The songs all belong together. Maybe it's because I listened to it on the car drive home while the sun went down, but it feels very mellow. I'll have to give it a few more rotations before I know which songs I liked best, but Replicant and 9 Secret Steps are early contenders.


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2016, 05:03:11 PM »
New pay-what-you-want album from They Might Be Giants!

https://tmbgifc.com/phonepower.php

Their last couple of albums have been great, so I'm looking forward to listening to this after work.
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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2016, 07:58:39 AM »
Having more trouble than usual falling in love with Phone Power. Too mellow, I think. Some of the more understated TMBG albums take a while to worm their way into my heart, so I'll give it a few more listens before giving up on it.


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Re: So.. How about They Might Be Giants?
« Reply #71 on: April 11, 2016, 04:59:46 PM »
I had my first listen to the first half of it yesterday. Seems OK, but not as great as their last couple.

Had at least one stand out, but I didn't check what its name was :P Will make a point of looking on the next listen.
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