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Flood [CD]

They Might Be Giants Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (26 Mar 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Wea
  • ASIN: B000002H7V
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,894 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Theme From Flood0:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Birdhouse In Your Soul 3:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Lucky Ball And Chain 2:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Istanbul 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dead 2:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Your Racist Friend 2:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Particle Man 1:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Twisting 1:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. We Want A Rock 2:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Someone Keeps Moving My Chair 2:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Hearing Aid 3:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Minimum Wage0:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Letterbox 1:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Whistling In The Dark 3:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Hot Cha 1:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Women & Men 1:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love 1:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. They Might Be Giants 2:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Road Movie To Berlin 2:220.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

TMBG has always been a great reason for math and computer science majors to add a real rock album to their collection of John Williams and Weird Al records--and Flood is a bacchanalian celebration of stupidity. Lifting off from their previous album, Lincoln, which was a sort of transitional hit-or-miss, Flood is a soaring, catchy sing-along album destined for people who love quoting Monty Python sketches. Try not singing the words to "Particle Man", "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" or "Birdhouse in your Soul". (Apparently, "Particle Man" was so catchy that the song was later used as a sing-along in a cartoon show for children.) Combining a book-smart, funny love of history, junk culture and film noir, this is the album to own. Put it on loud, sing along and dance very, very badly. --Todd Levin

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They Might Be Giants ~ Flood

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well! 13 Jan 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Since hearing this collection of mad, mad stuff a long time ago (courtesy of a friend with more money than I had at the time) I have constantly been uplifted when listening to the clever, catchy lyrics and droll commentaries on life and the world in general.
The fun I got from learning the lyrics of Rock, and trying to sing them in time to the music has occupied many happy, if exhausted hours driving home from work late at night. (Probably kept me awake too!)
Yes TMBG, not only do I love your music, but I probably owe you my life too!!!
If you are trembling on the verge of 'to buy or not to buy'
BUY - you won't regret it.
Then, when you have made that decision, buy Apollo Two too as it is also excellent.
Then stop until you are richer, and can afford disappointment!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Where the Party Ends? 15 April 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is where the party begun for many TMBG fans. It is the definitive TMBG album. This album spurred me on to buy all their other albums.
Ingenious. No two songs are alike, it is an album full of surprises. Most people I have lent this album to have then gone out to buy it for themselves. I see it as a must have for music fans, if only to broaden one's collection.
There are a lot of highlights to this album, most people who have heard it would cite 'Birdhouse in your Soul' as the best song, but in my opinion there are a lot on a par with this. Notably, 'Letterbox', 'Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love' and well, I could go on and name all the songs, because they all have qualities.
TMBG are musical innovators. This album proves that.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous 30 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
one of the greatest ablums i have in my collection this is one of those albums, and generally one of those bands, that you never tire of listening to. These tracks manage to successfully combine catchyness, rock and when listened to properly, quirky but also quite meaningfull lyrics. Songs such as birdhouse and dead are really quite thoughtfull but they combine this with the totally bizarre minimum wage in a seamless fantastic way. BUY THIS ABLUM RIGHT NOW IF YOU HAVE ANY TASTE AT ALL, CLICK BUY, GO ON DO IT, NOW GO ON. NO DONT LEAVE IT TILL LATER RIGHT NOW.
ps i can also recommend sever tire damage worth it for the live version of istanbul alone
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't own this, buy it! 4 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
I found this album because I'd heard 'Birdhouse In Your Soul' on the radio and decided that I would like a copy of the song. I then listened to the rest of the album and wasn't disappointed. Istanbul (not Constantinople), Dead, Particle Man, They Might Be Giants, Road Movie To Berlin, the great songs just keep on coming. A word of advice. Don't listen when you're trying to work as you'll get caught up in the songs and never get anything done. But buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Uhmmmmm...... 3 Jun 2002
Format:Audio CD
They Might Be Giants are so unlike anything you will have ever heard it's hard to find words to sum them up. Yes, they're 'quirky', but the loathsome 'q' word is over-used and far too generic to do them justice. They are runner-up act of choice to Barenaked Ladies fans, currently enjoying renewed interest thanks to the (uncharacteristic) Blink182-esque hit Boss of Me. The music is self-mocking and subversive (just take the daft hidden politics of We Want A Rock); the duo dole out catchy choruses like there's no tommorrow. Best of all, the two Johns have firmly turned their backs on the corporate fashion parade that is the 'popular' music industry. If you're going to get anything from songs like Minimum Wage, Someone Keeps Moving My Chair or ten year old UK hit Birdhouse In Your Soul, it's the distinct impression that they just don't give a damn.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A re-discovered masterpiece!!! 3 Jan 2010
Format:MP3 Download
Having not thought of this band for a long number of years i was delighted to re-discover this album. I was immediately transported back to a previous life of carefree summers and no real responsibility - Bliss!
TMBG are simply FAB... No other words for them.
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I bought the Album when it first came out, so I've now got the digital version. Love birdhouse and Istanbul!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 July 2014
By R
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It has "Little birdhouse in your soul" on it... Nuff said!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite album of all time
I am biased, I have bought everything They Might Be Giants have ever done and I own the t-shirt. However it all started here. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ian Danton
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids love this
Kids love this. Aged 10-13 think its great, with all the science details and quirky songs. They'd like more !
Published 11 months ago by Robbity Bobbity
5.0 out of 5 stars Really quite peculiar
This They Might Be Giants CD is really one of the most enjoyable, eclectic and eccentric CDs in my posession at this time. Read more
Published 19 months ago by James, London.
5.0 out of 5 stars Crackin album
The use of the word 'Album' should give you some info about my age. I'd forgotten about this group until a friend mentioned them recently. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Mr. Ewan Turnbull
5.0 out of 5 stars Why didn't anyone tell me?
How did I manage to miss this band for so long? I heard one song on the radio, listened to a couple more online, and following recommendations bought this album first, and it's... Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2012 by John Mayes
5.0 out of 5 stars A Road Movie
Flood came along during my college years and owned my ears. In a time of grunge, brit pop and house this was just two guys making quirky and odd music. Read more
Published on 6 Feb 2012 by Syriat
5.0 out of 5 stars Sing-a-long craziness
Flood seems like a greatest hits album of They Might Be Giants...even though it was one of their first releases! Read more
Published on 3 Jan 2012 by Seasider
3.0 out of 5 stars Let down by several poor tracks.
A few great tracks on here but let down by lots of other fairly poor tracks. I admire the spirit of the band immensely, writing all kinds of weird songs about everything, but I... Read more
Published on 21 Sep 2011 by WobbleJon
5.0 out of 5 stars Special Album from Special Group.
At the time you thought this would be the start of something big. It did'nt turn out that way, but TMBG produced some great albums before and after - John Henry, Apollo 18 are both... Read more
Published on 26 Oct 2010 by ChrisG
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
I remember hearing this album being played alot when i was very little. it stuck with me because i do remember randomly spouting out

Published on 19 Jan 2008 by L. S.
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