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Customer Reviews

Masters of the craft

I stumbled upon TMBG during the Apollo 18 era via a sampler disc that came with my Sega CD-ROM gaming system (the song was "Mammal"), and I have been a huge fan ever since. Though great back then, the band has grown in so many ways since (sometimes awkwardly), tucked a couple of Grammy's under their belts, and keep on moving forward.

Glean is the newest collection from this stellar band. The songs are insanely imaginative and musically astonishing. I guarantee you will think of these songs at the most random times in your day.

"I can help the next in line."
Yes, please.

Fantastic!

These guys are geniuses. Able to write catchy, funny, deep, and enduring music after more than 30 years, wow. Unpronounceable is really cool, some neat musical ideas. Good To Be Alive is another favorite of mine. My kids (ages 3-11) can't stop singing Underwater Woman, haha. "No one can tell when she cries." Who thinks of stuff like that?! I've been a huge fan since 1990, seen them live 4 times, and I am extremely thrilled with this album!!

Maybe their best of the full band era

No filler songs. Highlights like Aaa and Answer that I already look forward to seeing in the live set. Band sounds about as good they ever have. Unconditionally recommendation.

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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