The Else

Album Review of The Else by They Might Be Giants.

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The Else

They Might Be Giants

The Else by They Might Be Giants

Release Date: Jul 10, 2007
Record label: Idlewild/Zoe
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

70 Music Critic Score
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The Else - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

For their twelfth full-length -- and first "rock" album in three years -- They Might Be Giants recruited the Dust Brothers as co-producers, a combination nearly as intriguing as the fact that the duo released The Else digitally more than a month before it was issued on CD. Pairing the Dust Brothers' sonic invention with John Linnell and John Flansburgh's winning ways with words and melodies should be a dream collaboration; after all, the producers' work with Beck was just as witty and playful as it was funky and innovative. Nearly every time They Might Be Giants has ventured into territory that might be considered strange (Apollo 18's "Fingertips" mini-songs, their foray into children's music), they've pulled it off with flair.

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