THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
Idlewild Recordings/Breakaway Recordings
REVIEW SIMON COLLINS
Songs about combustible heads, insect hospital, the Darlings of Lumberland and Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla populate the 16th studio album from Brooklyn duo They Might Be Giants.
In other words, business as usual for Johns Linnell and Flansburgh, who sprinkle enough hooks over their nerdy rock to make things as interesting as they are weird.
TMBG put a twist on The Twist with Call You Mom, go Gallic rock on Stone Cold Coup D'Etat and do the robot on the title track.The pop absurdists dish up 25 songs in 45 minutes, including some super-short tracks, such as the six-second Hive Mind, echoing Fingertips from 1992 album Apollo 18.
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