They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun
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jordymusic
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What starts off sounding like a Michael Buble tribute act singing from a children's songbook proceeds into a fairly boring slightly Magical Mystery Tour ripoff of ideas that don't quite work

The lyrics are mostly infantile and shallow

As I said melodically most songs on I Like Fun sound very similar to children's songs due to the vocal melody and delivery, It's a purposeful artistic choice which attempts to give the dark lyrics a more haunting feel but it feels forced and lazy

The ... read more
DukesAtmosphere
80
They Might Be Giants are many things to many people. Named after the Don Quixote inspired title to the 1971 George C. Scott film of the same name, the singing duo of John Flansburgh (guitar & vocals) and John Linnell (accordion, saxophone & vocals) first came to prominence in the mid-1980s playing gigs in and around New York City’s Lower East Side accompanied by a drum machine and prerecorded audio cassette tapes. In the ensuing 35 years TMBG have broadened the range of keyboard ... read more
RandomFrequency
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I’ve always loved TMBG. Their last few albums have been a pleasant surprise and I Like Fun begins with an upbeat scorcher called Let’s Get This Over With, ever ironic as an opener. It also ends solidly with one of my favorite songs of recent memory called Last Wave. The innards, however, leave Something to be desired. Their genius lies in their ability to harness their quirkiness and layer each song with equivalent melodic excellence. But when it doesn’t work, like most of the ... read more
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Eh it’s alright
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