They Might Be Giants / Flood : 3 of 5
I first heard They Might Be Giants in the early 90s when my pal Mark Schoenhals made me a mix-tape that introduced me to lots of cool music. I thought their stuff was really creative and full of funny lyrics that were fun to sing, so Mark dubbed some other albums for me, and Flood was my favorite. I haven't listened to cassettes for years now (I don't even have a player!), so I decided to buy this CD to relive some memories. Even though it doesn't has as much "staying power" as I remembered (maybe because I just listened to it too much in the 90s!), Flood is still an excellent album - really, every song is a gem! My favorite track is Someone Keeps Moving My Chair, because the lyrics are hilarious and keep going on and on, crossing phrases with ease. Speaking of on and on, I Want a Rock is a funny song, but it's so repetitive that it seems like the longest two and half minutes on the CD! Of course, the psuedo-hit Istanbul is on here, too, and even though it's cool, I think Particle Man or Lucky Ball & Chain easily top it. So, I had fun listening and singing, but after a couple of days, I'm longing for something else in the ol' car CD player - it was nice while it lasted!