Recent Reviews

Feb 14, 2020
Im_The_DJ -
85
Y'know, I'm not one to do reviews of albums that just came out, but as a fan of Kevin and his discography, I'll make an exception for this album.

A lot's changed since Kevin dropped the bombshell that was Currents, but the 5-year wait was definitely worth it for this beauty of an album. Kevin definitely used the 5-year gap for make sure the music is as good as possible. Take for example, Borderline.

Though already released as a single, it really shows its' true colors with this album version, ... read more
Jan 28, 2020
Im_The_DJ -
92
TMBG Review Series, Part 4 of 15

This 1992 outing by the Johns is the best that they ever did during the drum machine era, and maybe even in all of their extensive catalog of albums. The production on this album is simply great, with equal attention given to the vocals and instrumentation. And speaking of the vocals, this album has some of the best vocals that the 2 ever did, with standouts including Linnell's performances on The Statue Got Me High and Mammal, and Flansburgh's vocals on The ... read more
Jan 8, 2020
Im_The_DJ -
90
TMBG Album Reviews, Part 3 of 15

The Johns show that third times' the charm with this 1990 effort, which pushed the (at the time) duo into the spotlight thanks to the singles that their label at the time, Elektra, pushed out. This album has a more poppy sound while still keeping the originality that the Brooklyn duo are known for. This mix of pop and originality is shown most prominently in the one song that still gets played on the radio to this day, Birdhouse In Your Soul. Other highlights ... read more
Jan 7, 2020
Im_The_DJ -
88
TMBG Album Reviews, Part 2 of 15

The Johns successfully dodge the sophomore slump with this 1988 goodness which is most decisively better than the 1986 self-titled. The instrumentation is better on here, the songs are better than the simple tunes of the Pink Album, the Johns' voices are more developed, and it's overall mixed better than the first time around. Most people would know this track from the great opener Ana Ng, but there are other tracks on here that deserve more love, like Purple ... read more
Jan 2, 2020*
Im_The_DJ -
86
TMBG Album Reviews, Part 1 of 15

The Johns make the most out of a drum machine.

This debut album from the alternative masters They Might Be Giants mixes comedy, accordion, drum machines, and esoteric lyrics into a great melting pot of 80s alternative music. Remember, though this sounds like it would fit well into the early 90s, this pink puppy was released in *1986.* Though I love this album to death, there are some unreasonble flaws, like the somewhat iffy mixing, though to defend it, it was ... read more
Jan 4, 2020
Hey DJ, I'd be really grateful if you would give my new EP your opinion
https://soundcloud.com/shawn-waldrop-330794590/sets/love-is-fear
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