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Apollo 18

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Apollo 18 is the fourth studio album by They Might Be Giants. The album marked the first conscious effort by John Linnell and John Flansburgh to branch out of their early sound, opting for more traditional rock rhythms and fuller arrangements. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]

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Genuinely clever, profoundly sophomoric -- this NYC duo carry on tweaking pop songcraft in fine Bonzo Dog Doo Dah tradition. "The Statue Got Me High" is the zippy standout; other winners include "Narrow Your Eyes," "Guitar" (a smarmy remake of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight") and the cut-and-paste dementia of the 21-part "Fingertips." --Jeff Bateman
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  • Audio CD (March 24, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • ASIN: B000002HA4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,809 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Ronald Battista on February 6, 2002
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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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I recorded a friend's "Apollo 18" album on cassette over 20 years ago, and listened to it so many times that the sound quality has deteriorated. It is not only my favorite TMBG recording, but one of my favorite recordings, period! I'm thoroughly enjoying this download and the whimsical and eccentric style of They Might Be Giants!
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A truly timeless album... I owned it when I was in high school, and now, 20 years later, when I listen to it I notice things for the very first time. This music is not for everyone, though. My kids love it, the composition is brilliant and these guys are hugely talented, but I hardly ever introduce anyone to this music.
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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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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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By A Customer on February 11, 2000
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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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They Might Be Giants might very well always be viewed as "nerd rock." A quick look at this album helps to reveal why: there are songs about palindromes, scale, mammals, alien invaders, Pavlov's dogs, and stargazing. Even the cover is taken from a science fiction magazine. There's a lot more to this album (and this band) than casual nerdiness, however. The songs cover such themes as death, destruction, and falling in and out of love. Yes, "I Palindrome I" is about word games, but when you look more closely, it also turns out to be a disturbing tale of an insane mother and son at odds. The deceptively upbeat "See The Constellation" features a man who compares himself to a "guy made of dots and lines" due to some loss in his life. (It sounds like it might be about lost love, but there is rarely one definite interpretation for a TMBG song.) While it doesn't have that much to say, the clever vocal arrangements of "Dinner Bell" help to make this song one of my all-time favorites. And since reviewers of this album are apparently required by law to mention "Fingertips," an amusing and eclectic collection of song snippets, I might as well do that here. Overall, this is one of TMBG's best albums, second only to Lincoln. It's not as "poppy" as Flood, which might be why some reviewers insist that it's a much worse album, but I like it quite a bit better than Flood, and you might, too. You, unlike NASA, should give Apollo 18 a chance.
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