Restless Records
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk, College Rock, Indie Rock

Album Review

Cutting away some of the artier aspects of their debut, They Might Be Giants craft another wildly eclectic and geekily fun collection of alt-pop with Lincoln. In general, the album displays greater musical ambition than its predecessor, especially since the duo have trimmed many of the weirder excesses of the debut. Without such arty trappings, their gift for irresistible pop hooks becomes all the more clear, with "Ana Ng," "Purple Toupee," the Latin shuffle of "The World's Address," "Santa's Beard," the surprisingly affecting "They'll Need a Crane," and the lounge jazz of "Kiss Me, Son of God" standing out among the 18 songs. And when They Might Be Giants don't go for the hooks, as on "Pencil Rain" or "Cage & Aquarium," they prove to be expert musical satirists, which means that Lincoln is every bit as infectious as the debut.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Ana Ng
  2. Cowtown
  3. Lie Still, Little Bottle
  4. Purple Toupee
  5. Cage & Aquarium
  6. Where Your Eyes Don't Go
  7. Piece of Dirt
  8. Mr. Me
  9. Pencil Rain
  10. The World's Address
  11. I've Got a Match
  12. Santa's Beard
  13. You'll Miss Me
  14. They'll Need a Crane
  15. Shoehorn With Teeth
  16. Stand on Your Own Head
  17. Snowball in Hell
  18. Kiss Me, Son of God
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