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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 05:32 AM        Weekly Music Review: They Might be Giants
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 06:33 AM       
I dunno man. I thought they were kind of funny but not funny enough to carry a whole album.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 09:20 AM       
This album, along with Flood and Apollo 18 make a trilogy of awesome. I love these albums as much today at 32 as I did when I was 14.
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Old Apr 17th, 2008, 08:45 PM       
I used to be really into TMBG. I loved the lyrics because they were weird and interesting. I should really listen to Apollo 18 again. It took me 2 years to find that album for a good price.
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Old Apr 18th, 2008, 01:04 AM       
TMGB got me through middle school. I have to say, though, that if I had to pick a favorite, I'd pick Lincoln. I'm not sure why, I just love that cd.
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Old Apr 18th, 2008, 07:58 AM       
I had a cousin who once told me when I was much younger that, "If you want to be cool, you have to watch Cool Hand Luke. But if you want to be really cool, you have to listen to They Might Be Giants." He went off to become a beer truck driver. How freakin' cool is that!? TMBG is near the top of the list of my favorite bands. Seems just about ever song by them I listen to just makes me feel a lot less like punching pedestrians. 'Ana Ng' has got to be one of their best songs.
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Old Apr 18th, 2008, 09:52 PM       
They Might Be Giants are everywhere.
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 11:29 AM       
Why did you grow a beard?
Why did you grow a beard?
I can't leave you alone for five minutes
What the Christ?
What the devil?

Why did you grow a beard?
Why did you grow a beard?
Is there nowhere in the world for a no goodnik
Is there nowhere in the
Freedom-loving
Sister-hugging
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Animals rule this land
Animals rule this land
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Would it kill you?

Why did you grow a beard?
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Freedom-loving
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Man, TMBG rules.
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 05:39 PM       
When I was young the thing I liked most about the lyrics were that I "got" them, and some of my stupider friends didn't. Those of us who did formed a sort of little clique that frowned upon anyone who could not properly decipher the meaning of Birdhouse In Your Soul.

You should see them live Max, they are awesome on stage.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2008, 03:36 PM       
TMBG are absolutely awesome.

My personal favorite album is Flood, but you have to love Absolutely Bill's Mood from the first...
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Old Apr 29th, 2008, 05:56 PM       
So Flansburgh's daddy didn't like his music? What a jerk.

Anyway, I'm going to avoid bumping an old thread and say that The Else is a great album. I didn't like it at first [mainly for the Take out the Trash song and Contrecoup], but it grew on me and I even consider Bee of the Bird of the Moth one of the best TMBG songs. The extra podcast disc was great too.

My favorite song from the debut album is "Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head".
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Old Jul 7th, 2008, 12:26 AM       
Apollo 18 + "Shuffle" button = GENIUS!
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Old Jul 7th, 2008, 08:06 PM       
I've been listening to the album lately and now I think it's better than Flood. The cheap sound and drum machine is perfect and Flansburgh had written and sung what may be his best songs of all time. This is for sure the only album where he outshines Linnell (though he had his moments, Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes and Rhythm Section Want Ad comes to mind and of course Don't Let's Start).
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