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Poll: What is your favorite They Might Be Giants album?

They Might Be Giants (Pink Album) 3 (4%)
Lincoln 8 (9%)
Flood 20 (24%)
Apollo 18 14 (16%)
John Henry 8 (9%)
Factory Showroom 3 (4%)
Mink Car 2 (2%)
No! (Children's Album) 2 (2%)
Some other answer, you insensitive clod! 25 (29%)
   Discussion: What is your favorite They Might Be Giants album?
J. Andrew World · 17 years, 10 months ago
FIRST POST!
J. Andrew World Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Aplollo 18 is their best album it was one part early synth and guitar TMBG and one part horn section TMBG with the right mix of music!  Plus it had some of their best songs: "Spider", "The Guitar", "Narrow your Eyes", and the song that inspired "Uncle Buford's Mega-Mix", "Fingertips"!
Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

word

~J~

Sarah · 17 years, 10 months ago
Only heard a couple songs my them
George E. Nowik · 17 years, 10 months ago

put me down for:

"i currently possess none of their albums."

good stuff, but i don't spend all that much money on CDs it seems...

 -= george =-

ellen, formerly evil Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Yes, but you DO posess them.

Think. tap.tap.tap.

They're somewhere in your garage, you got 'em last year. silly. :)
iPauley Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
I would have to file myself in the same category.

The one where I actually don't have any, not the one where I think I don't but they're hiding. :)

-- Pauley
Shelly Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

i'm with george..i own none of their stuff and have only heard an mp3 that carey had of lawrence singing 'dinner bell', the 'puppet head' song from a mixtape she made me, whatever song they did on conan the last time they were on, the 'older' song from a ^kat^show, and -some- of mink car {with the song that mimics 'when she talks'  *g*} when on a dvn excursion wiht carey and lawrence.

i guess i just can't really get into them. like i am not so enamoured of them that i feel the need to own any of their stuff.

but...like....isn't mink car -supposed- to be the best TMBG album EVER???!!!  ~she said for effect and then *shellycackles*~

but now i'm earwormed with 'mink car'

which.  is eeeeeeeeeeevooooooool

 

goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
YOU SHOULD BUY MINK CAR IT IS THE GREATEST ALBUM EVER RECORDED IN THE HISTORY OF THE KNOWN UNIVERSE.
*snork*
nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Or, more accurately, not.
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
exactly.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Well at least I'm laughing.
Kat Kunz · 17 years, 10 months ago

huh.  i've been thinking about these guys a lot lately, so it's pretty timely of a poll.  back in the heyday of my fandom i claimed apollo 18 as my fave; i popped it in my car stereo for the first time in ages last week and realized again how much i adore it.  every.  single.  song.  golden, and equally catchy (yet richer musically) than anything on flood, the 'popular' choice.

of course, john henry's in my car now, and it's pretty fehkin' grand itself.  but more uneven.  anyway.  these guys were IT for me for awhile (5 yrs?) in my early teens--first commercial recording purchase, first concert, first online-purchase-of-memorabilia-to-feed-my-obsession (where hast thou gone, alt.music.tmbg?)...  until, of course, the niche was filled with *cough* another band.  still.  special place in my heart for the johns.  represent, man.  word. 

[not that the poll begged this much of an answer; i've just been all introspective/retrospective lately and felt you deserved to benefit from it.  :D]

Talcott · 17 years, 10 months ago

John Henry all the way.
While I honestly love all their albums (and I mean it when I say that), John Henry is the strongest overall album. The individual songs are stronger, and they all fit together better than any of their albums.
It being my first TMBG album probably doesn't hurt things..

Although my favorite song is still She's and Angel.

It suprises me that John Henry isn't winning right now. It seems like it's at the top of my of the TMBG fans' I know lists. Then again, it's 2am, and the poll is fairly new.  

*joolee* Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
I agree!  JH is my fav. esp for "She's an Angel"...this one seems to have the most variety.  Amusingly enough, I hated it the first time i heard it back in 7th grade (i'm a junior in college now!) and it took me until mid high school before I bought it and fell madly in love. 
J · 17 years, 10 months ago
How can I really pick every album is great but I love the simplicity Pink. Funny this was the poll of the day I had just told my husband that Im going to get a TMBG tattoo then I came on here and poof. TMBG everywhere!
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 10 months ago
Before the 1999/2000 Fruvous NYE show in Buffalo I was staying at my friend's house a few blocks from the Tralf. She wanted to turn me on to TMBG and we went on FHDC to ask what would be the best intro album for me. The consensus was Apollo 18 and that is still my favorite. When I went back to the archives to see who I talked to then I found that it was the first time that I ever spoke to Carey. It's a small world.
Josh Woodward · 17 years, 10 months ago
At the risk of being laughed at, my favorite album is Factory Showroom and my least favorite is Apollo 18. C'mon, SEXXY is a funk-fest. Till My Head is upbeat TMBG at their best. Your Own Worst Enemy, Spiralling Shape, and The Bells are all beautiful tunes. JKPolk, Exquisite Dead Guy, and I Can Hear You fill out the quirky side nicely. The only real dud on the album is HCISLAG.

Apollo 18 makes me feel... clastrophobic or something. There's too much going on. As islands, some of the songs are great, but together it's like cooking a meal by using every single thing in the kitchen.
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
I do love Factory Showroom a lot. It just got into my blood really quickly. :)

I just can't forsake Lincoln. I think it's all about what mood I'm in. If I want to be silly and bop around it's Lincoln time. If I want to rock out it's Factory Showroom.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
Ha Ha
nitsita · 17 years, 10 months ago
I had to say flood, since its the only album of their's I acctually own....
Laura P. · 17 years, 10 months ago

This was sooooo hard! I went with Apollo 18, but John Henry was my second choice. Mink Car has really grown on me (I hated for a year, now I love it).  It all depends on my mood, I think.

I like No! too because I am using it to influence a future generation of TMBG fan. No! also helped get my mom to listen to TMBG. She really liked Bed Bed Bed Bed, and she remembers the original PSA In the Middle from when she was younger. Yes! TMBG bringing the generations together!

A.J. · 17 years, 10 months ago
Don't have TMBG albums. Haven't heard any TMBG albums. Don't give 2 shits about TMBG. :)
John J. Ryan Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
HEY!  Not They Might Be Giants.
Mamalissa! Back · 17 years, 10 months ago

Yeah! John was weened at the teet of John and John!

 

nate... Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
How do you know unless you try? :)
ShrinkMan · 17 years, 10 months ago
...are they at all related to that "There May Be Giants" that band my aunt in New York called me about a few years back???

8P
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 10 months ago
I am surprised that nobody voted for No. It would be my second choice, that or Flood. It's totally adorable and filled with TMBG cleverness.
Eri · 17 years, 10 months ago
I guess I vote for the only one I have/know. :P
Erica: movin' to Ohio!! · 17 years, 10 months ago
i don't listen to tmbg
Misch · 17 years, 10 months ago
Columbia House has Apollo 18 and Flood in stock. I also have a "buy one get two free" offer right now. ..

*does math*

hmm... buy an album that costs about $15... add shipping... that's about $27... divide by 3... $9 an album for 3 albums. Not too bad of a deal if you want to bulk up on TMBG. But, then again, I already own those two albums.

They do have "Dial-A-Song", the two disc compilation for $31.98 (I bet that could be had in stores for less)

Ah well.
nate... · 17 years, 10 months ago
Am I the only one posting who voted for lincoln?!?!!?
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 10 months ago
No, I did too. :)
J · 17 years, 10 months ago
I love that album! I think it is the album that got me hooked hardcore.
zil · 17 years, 10 months ago

I don't listen to TMBG, they suck. ;-)

*runs away*

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