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Cast Your Pod to the Wind

They Might Be Giants

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Too school for cool.

If you like something that's a little more of the old style John & John type music without the rest of the full band sound pick this one up. It's a compilation of podcasts and such that was reworked and originally included as a bonus disc with The Else but honestly I and everyone I know thinks this was actually better than The Else. I've heard it a million times and when I no longer had access to the physical disc I had to get it from iTunes. Money well spent.

They are giants!

I agree that this is better than The Else, as well as most of their catalog, which is impressive, considering the high quality of their works (including their short ditties for the America Runs On Dunkin campaign a few years ago). Never a group to disappoint, they get a tune stuck in your head and next thing you know, your whistling one of these tracks without even realizing it (and not just whistling in the dark). Five stars!


The great songs are really great, and a bit addictive ... especially We Live in a Dump, which I think should be the theme song to some TV show. Vestibule, Brain Problem Situation and Cast Your Pod are all so creative and fun.


Formed: 1983 in Boston, MA

Genre: Alternative

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

Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky, bizarre sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants became one of the most unlikely alternative success stories of the late '80s and early '90s. Musically, John Flansburgh and John Linnell borrowed from everywhere, but their freewheeling eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane, geeky sense of humor. The duo would reference everything from British Invasion to Tin...
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