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Factory Showroom

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Customer Reviews

A bit Flans-heavy...

But still a great album overall.
The tracks are great like New York City, Till My Head Falls Off, S-E-X-X-Y, and James K. Polk.
I'd recomend this as a second album for a new fan and a must-have for the long-timers.
If you're new go and buy Flood right now.

New fan paradise

Most people with tell new TMBG fans to go the Flood first, but I, personally, would recommend Factory Showroom's "Till My Head Falls Off," "S-E-X-X-Y," and "James K. Polk." This is by far their most conventional-sounding album, and, although a fan would chastise them for it, I find it to be new-fan paradise and satisfactory for long-time listeners. The album reveals the conventional and experimentally nerdy sides of TMBG in perfect harmony.
If Elecktra promoted this album as they did with Flood, they would have found the same success.

HAHAHAHAHA

these guys never fail to make me smile. I am of the firm belief that all school textbooks should be replaced with TMBG songs, because they can write catchy, humurous songs about ANYTHING. If you don't believe me, just listen to Here Comes Science. Even if you're an adult, you'll still learn something.

Biography

Formed: 1983 in Boston, MA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants became an unlikely alternative rock success story as they reinvented themselves throughout their career. Musically, John Flansburgh and John Linnell borrowed from everywhere, but this eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane sensibilities. The duo referenced everything from British Invasion to Tin Pan Alley, while making...
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