They Might Be Giants - The Spine
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2004 Ratings: #380 / 398
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
July 13, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Idlewild, Zoë / Label / Website
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Where do I start with this one? This is the band capturing lightning in a bottle for the first time fully since Apollo 18. This still remains to be one of the bands’ strongest efforts 15 years later, and it can all be summed up in the first track, “Experimental Film.” Creative chord progressions, esoteric lyrics, a hook you can’t forget, varied sonic textures and timbres that don’t clash in any way, and a key-change bridge (very necessary), all in just under 3 ... read more
This album isn't anything fancy, but they might be giants still deliver a pretty cohesive and diverse album. Unfortunately, it seems like for every amazing song on here, there are some bad and outright annoying ones too.

Favorite: Museum Of Idiots
Least Favorite: It's Kickin' In
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Track List

  1. Experimental Film 
  2. Spine 
  3. Memo to Human Resources 
  4. Wearing a Raincoat 
  5. Prevenge 
  6. Thunderbird 
  7. Bastard Wants to Hit Me 
  8. The World Before Later On 
  9. Museum of Idiots 
  10. It's Kickin' In 
  11. Spines 
  12. Au Contraire 
  13. Damn Good Times 
  14. Broke in Two 
  15. Stalk of Wheat
  16. I Can't Hide from My Mind
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Added on: July 18, 2011