They Might Be Giants
John Henry


5.0
classic

Review

by drlemon USER (3 Reviews)
October 15th, 2013 | 12 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Giants come into their own on this genre-spanning album.

They Might Be Giants is a hard band to classify. They fall equally in alt-rock as they do in experimental rock. They are one of the weirdest bands of all time, and this is their masterpiece. Let me explain.

This is the first album in which They Might Be Giants (abbreviated to TMBG for the rest of the review) really utilized a full band. In their prior albums, they used a drum machine, offering a peppy, accessible sound (although the music is not particularly accessible). This album, with live musicians, takes on a darker tone. Themes intertwine the album, Driving, Music, Relationships. It winds through 55 dense minutes of jazz, folk, and pop. And they are good at everything. I'm not sure i can put into words why this album is so great to me. What i can say, though, is this is probably my favorite of their albums, and i recommend it unequivocally.


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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2013


31161 Comments


You really summed up that 5 admirably

Digging: LV and Joshua Idehen - Islands

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2013


31161 Comments


Also, try and limit your output to one review a day where possible. I've removed your other 2 submissions for this reason - no one needs to occupy the front page with so much material. Especially if all you're doing is writing soundoffs on the spot/pasting blog posts

Dunpeal
October 14th 2013


3663 Comments


this review is quite accessible

FiveLeavesLeft
October 14th 2013


9838 Comments


Haha, reminds me of Allmusic

TheSmashBro
October 14th 2013


257 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Huh. Surprisingly good review for how short it was.
Also, totally agree with the rating. Amazing album.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2013


50355 Comments


"(abbreviated to TMBG for the rest of the review)"

Thanks for doing this, I don't think I'd be able to get through such a long review without it

Digging: The Brave Little Abacus - Masked Dancers

WashboardSuds
October 14th 2013


5007 Comments


"Thanks for doing this, I don't think I'd be able to get through such a long review without it"

funny thing is he doesnt even say their name again after that

Digging: Gas - Nah und Fern

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 14th 2013


50355 Comments


lol

FiveLeavesLeft
October 14th 2013


9838 Comments


Haha, I was about to mention the same thing

Parallels
October 15th 2013


6641 Comments


reads like an allmusic review [2]

undertakerpt
October 15th 2013


1307 Comments


You say it best, when you say nothing at all.



MassiveAttack
October 15th 2013


2688 Comments


reads like an allmusic review [3]



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