Apollo 18

January 18, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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1:08
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2:05
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2:36
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2:14
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3:04
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0:50
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3:48
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2:08
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2:45
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2:51
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1:12
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3:27
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1:43
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2:52
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1:40
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0:12
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0:06
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0:06
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0:06
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0:11
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0:05
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0:05
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0:08
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0:10
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1:36

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 30, 2005
  • Release Date: August 30, 2005
  • Label: Rhino/Elektra
  • Copyright: 2005 Elektra Entertainment Group Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing
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  • Total Length: 42:38
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  • ASIN: B00123G5W6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,874 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Buy a copy for him/her and one for yourself.
P. Wilz
If you don't know what CD to buy first if you're just getting into this band, I'd start with this one.
vaughn Michael Hanley
This album by They Might Be Giants is one of their best efforts.
Johnny Heering

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Battista on February 6, 2002
Format: Audio CD
from the two shy guys of They Might Be Giants. Uncompromising, yet attempts to function as a normal pop album. It fails, much to everyones delight. Released when the "Shuffle" button on your CD player was a novelty, they invite you to shuffle it so that the 20 or so little odd five to twenty second snippets comprising "Fingertips" pop up around the regular three minute ditties. In this case, youll be listening to say, "Narrow Your Eyes", a relatively straightforward song, and then suddenly,"...whats that blue thing, doing here?" issues from the speakers only to continue on innocently with the next song as if the part about the blue thing was a hallucination. So, it's fun in that sense. Doesn't quite have that classic feel of "Lincoln" or "Flood", but still a very good, of course clever installment in the TMBG catalog. However, it should be noted that this was the last TMBG cd I ever bought. Im still not sure why.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By TMBG Fan Beezer (k68x@maristb.marist.edu) on October 13, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album is a musical learning experience. This was my first exposure to TMBG and the songs on this album are truly genius. Only artists coming off the other side of the brain can produce such masterpieces...of course, we all have to be willing to switch over to the other side of our brains for a little while to appreciate it...but that's fine by me. TMBG has a unique knack for creating equally catchy lyrics and music...you'll find quirky little phrases floating around your head all day...such as "he's even got a twin like me!" from "My Evil Twin." "She's Actual Size", "I Palindrome I", "Fingertips" and "Mammal" are the highlights...I feel the big spotlight however should be aimed directly at the brilliance of "Dinner Bell." Based on the experiments of Russian scientist Pavlov...this piece is musically mindboggling and lyrically perfect. "Apollo 18" is art...and don't let anyone convince you otherwise!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "strategicerror" on February 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Who could not like this album? Every song on Apollo 18 is a work of art, from the catchy and upbeat "The Statue Got me High" to the eclectic mix that is "Fingertips" to the more pop-like "See the Constellation". A few of my favorites from Apollo 18 are "Dinner Bell", "I Palindrome I", and "The Statue Got me High", but every song on this album is a work to be admired and enjoyed. If you are going to buy one TMBG album, buy this one.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brian A. Wolters VINE VOICE on April 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Apollo 18 is the best They Might Be Giants album to date. Why? For one, all of the songs are consistent and are fun to listen to. And I must mention FINGERTIPS next. There is no other song like it in the world. It is a collection of several musical styles with a higher than normal amount of TMBG lunacy. You must hear it to appreciate it. Then there is THE STATUE GOT ME HIGH. Where else can you hear the lyric "Your turn to view the stone and then your turn to burn." Classic TMBG stuff there. While the lyrics of TURN AROUND are grim, it is a song the whole family can sing along and enjoy. It is just so much fun! There is so much to say about this album and I can't mention it all. This is a must have for fans and music collectors alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rich Bunnell (cbunnell@ix.netcom.com) on June 7, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I can not believe the sanity of any person who gives this album 1 star and WANTS to give it 0 stars. This is TMBG's best album by far, leaps and BOUNDS ahead of "Flood" which is weighed down by too many generic, mediocre songs and the simply terrible "Particle Man." Tell me, is 1 star applicable to any album that contains the following songs?: "The Statue Got Me High," "I Palindrome I," "The Guitar," "See The Constellation," "Space Suit," "Narrow Your Eyes," "Hall Of Heads," and of course the almighty "Fingertips"! That alone makes it worth the price of the album. I think that person should rethink his or her judgement of this album, because despite what people say ("Weaker than Flood, blah blah, [insert untrue stuff here]") this is truly TMBG at their peak. Both Johns contribute equally great songwriring here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KCZorroDeFuego on January 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Well actually no, they are brilliant. Never before have I seen a band that so effortlessly shifts from what some might call normal to the mind-bendingly BIZARRE and back again. Apollo 18 is the essential personification of this talent. Given, the giants do it on every album, but this one shows them at the height of their craft. From the frightened man in "She's Actual Size" to the tripped out remake of The Lion Sleeps tonight" which has the two Johns singing "In the space ship the silver space ship the lion takes control", John Linnel and John Flansburgh take you to another place. And for all you shuffle play fans, the 21-piece Fingertips will keep your listening experience all the more NUTTY than it would be without it. For fans, if you don't have this one yet, GET IT! And those who've never listened before, a great start-up CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bethany McKinney on June 20, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Apollo 18 was my first exposure to They Might Be Giants, and now that I have heard all of their CDs, it's still my favorite. And a really fun way to listen to Apollo 18 is to have your CD player set on random. Because at the end of the CD there are a lot of really funny "songs" under 10 seconds long--and it's extra amusing to hear them interspersed with all the full-length songs. If you've never listened to TMBG, this is a good CD to start with. The songs are hilarious, and it provides many different examples of the types of music John and John create. If you are able to see life as a joke, and don't take it seriously when John sings things like "Someday mother will die and I'll get the money," then definitely pick up Apollo 18.
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