Nanobots

March 5, 2013 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: March 5, 2013
  • Release Date: March 5, 2013
  • Label: Idlewild Recordings
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  • Total Length: 44:53
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  • ASIN: B00BJW8HUI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,551 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Good album with a few worth while songs.
S. Beiter
I received this a week before seeing them in concert, and it's a great album.
Mike Arvay
Great fun and very smart and clever, as usual!
Mark Chucta

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101 of 107 people found the following review helpful By Paul M. Guyet on March 5, 2013
Format: Audio CD
In recent years, I've had to face a couple of hard, awful truths.
Among them is the fact that The Simpsons will never be as funny as it used to be.
Why will The Simpsons never be as funny as it used to be?
For of a whole host of reasons: the show has different writers, they've been on the air for almost a quarter of a century and, the most hard and awful truth, I am no longer twelve years old.
Things will never be as good as they were.
Ever.
The sooner you stop hoping and expecting them to be, the sooner your life will improve.

So, when They Might Be Giants announced a new album, yeah, I was excited, I've been a fan of theirs for over twenty years, why wouldn't I be excited?
Was I hoping for/expecting another Lincoln or Apollo 18 or John Henry?
Of course not.
Things will never be as good as they were...remember?
But Nanobots is the closest They Might Be Giants has come in decades.

First things first, the whole album is great. So great, in fact, that, if I were you, I would order it first, and then read this review so as to hype yourself up for what you're about to hear.
But that's just me.

Okay, here goes; the really amazing songs are as follows: "Nanobots" (poppy and sunny and about how billions upon billions of self-replicating, microscopic robots are going to rise up and overtake the world), "Call You Mom" (too good to describe, just listen to it), "Stone Cold Coup D'Etat" (a song about role reversal, murder and revolution...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lunar Boulevard on May 15, 2013
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One thing you can count on when TMBG release a new album is a total surprise. After 30 years creating music they have yet to run out of insatiable melodies and clever wordplay to coat their songs. Nanobots continues their winning streak by delivering one of their most engrossing and consistent set of songs in years. From the melodic pop of tracks like "You're on Fire" and the album's title track to the short but sweet snippets of "Destroy the Past" and "Decision Makers", it's bound to make you smile. Few artists can conjure this much fun in their music and it's a real treat to have these guys still going strong.

I'll keep my review as short as the album's subject matter: Buy it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By chris busch on March 12, 2013
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At this point, I had accepted the fact that TMBG were probably not going to put out another record that was consistent start-to-finish - John Henry was the last one that I felt really got there. I've loved all of their albums since then, but each one has had a few flaws. Join Us felt like the band had gotten a second wind of energy, despite a few bits that didn't really work. I would have taken 10 more albums like that.

Then came Nanobots. The energy is still here, but the songs are the best they've written in years. Also - it works as an ALBUM - you put it on and listen to it in one sitting. (The short songs in the middle initially confused me, but the more I listen the more sense they make in context). Flans has produced some of the most innovative songs in the band's history (Lumberland, Too Tall Girl, Black Ops) along with beautiful ballads like Sometimes A Lonely Way and Tesla. Linnell is as catchy as ever, with hooks upon hooks - including two brilliant songs (Great and Sleep) that clock in under a minute each.

This is the album you've been waiting for - put it on, play it all the way through, and repeat.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. on June 4, 2013
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Laced with elaborate pop orchestrations and hilarious concept development, Nanobots recalls TMBG at a period in the 90's when the mere name "They Might Be Giants" would be invoked by hoary post-college crocodiles lurking in the shallows of campus watering holes for the lone purpose of seducing fecund Wilmabeast calves who strayed from the spud-spewing, cud-chewing herd. Titles like Apollo 18, Lincoln, John Henry, Factory Showroom and Miscellaneous certainly stirred the imaginations of mischievous matriculating tavern types, but the typical demographic of such only fostered despondency among the pretenders and hangers-on who attended to families, jobs, and serious health complications in the morning. During this period, this opaque-skinned author actually secured the attention of one young lady of discriminating tastes and eventually enticed her home to late night popcorn, art movies, and TMBG, only to find himself weeping and filming new friend with roommate as the hours wore on in the tiny townhouse apartment. Yet that is the ultimate denouement for the solitary seekers who stockpile the Nanonerd collection of TMBG. We simply will never fit anywhere, and TMBG understands.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Arioli on March 7, 2013
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This is yet another great album from They Might Be Giants. The album is full of great, quirky music, and features some forays into somewhat different styles--there are songs here with a slight jazz influence, for instance. There are also a number of catchy, short, 10-15 second pieces. "Call You Mom" and "Too Tall Girl" are standout pieces, but the whole album is top-notch.
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