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They Might Be Giants - Dial-A-Song—20 Years Of TMBG

The two Johns, Flansburgh and Linnell, might be an acquired taste, but they are one acquired by people ranging from Malcolm In The Middle and Austin Powers types to cheery collegiate cats. These modern vaudevillians fit the Boston-goes-to-Brooklyn stereotype well enough to amuse a fan club who will always holler for "Birdhouse In Your Soul" and singalongs like "She's Actual Size". This anthology traces them via answerphone novelties to collaborations with Holy Modal man Peter Stampfel.

Rating: 2 / 10


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