They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants
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November 4, 1986 / Release Date
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A fantastic indie pop record, it's hard to believe this came out in 1986!

Every song is so cheery and refreshing, and there's simply not one moment where I feel annoyed or bored. The vocals are expressive and infectious, and there are fun and weird sounds all over the place.

The band delivers earworm after earworm while staying really inventive in their instrumentation. None of the songs disappoint, so I keep coming back to it when I need something to cheer me up.

I highly recommend this to ... read more
TMBG debut is an eccentric indie pop record full of bubblegum pop and oddball humor. This album anticipated the direction indie rock would take in the latter half of the 90's and they made a fun and exciting record while doing it.
TMBG brought out vivid hints of comedy music a la Frank Zappa and Bonzo Band, stretched out to hyper-colourful dimensions and imagery that reminded Andy Warhol's saturated art pieces. On their debut album, the duo shows an interesting, echletic and uncompromising collection of rock-tunes that flirt closely with the sugary side of pop, while incorporating specific elements of folk and punk. The result is this somehow demented and deranged work full of cliches and flaws, but still, the band ... read more
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