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5.0 out of 5 stars More main than stream
Another very good album from tmbg. More maistream in content than some of their earlier releases such as Flood or Apollo 18, but still distinctively TMBG. Track of the album : New York City
Published on 24 Nov 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars I'm Going down to mainstream the sheep are friends with me..
This was my first TMBG purchase, and i did grow to love it immensely, but the fact my favourite track was 'Dead Guy' seemed to indicate i would prefer the older, more underground TMBG. Prefer it I did, thus nowadays Factory Showroom sounds postively dry (if you've heard their flippant self-titled debut you'll know exactly what I mean), it seemed as though industry...
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3.0 out of 5 stars I'm Going down to mainstream the sheep are friends with me.., 19 July 2002
This review is from: Factory Showroom (Audio CD)
This was my first TMBG purchase, and i did grow to love it immensely, but the fact my favourite track was 'Dead Guy' seemed to indicate i would prefer the older, more underground TMBG. Prefer it I did, thus nowadays Factory Showroom sounds postively dry (if you've heard their flippant self-titled debut you'll know exactly what I mean), it seemed as though industry pressure, or some dizzying spiritual force, had driven them to that manufactured hell-hole folk call 'mainstream'. 'Til My Head Falls Off' is all very well for West Coast pop-punk outfits but this is John Linell we're talking about, it smacks of Boss of Me, which is never a good thing. Sure, the more refined geek-pop fan might enjoy Pet Name (I certainly did, but i'm into Beautiful South circa 1992) and Spiralling Shape is an all-time fave (think the 'catapult' scene in Malcolm In The Middle) but DON'T start your Giants experience with this, try FLOOD or, if you can get hold of it, THEN:THE EARLIER YEARS.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More main than stream, 24 Nov 1999
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This review is from: Factory Showroom (Audio CD)
Another very good album from tmbg. More maistream in content than some of their earlier releases such as Flood or Apollo 18, but still distinctively TMBG. Track of the album : New York City
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5.0 out of 5 stars tmbg factory showroom, 7 April 2013
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one of my fav albums.

each they might be giants album is full and overflowing with funny quirky songs.
another must have for your collection.
seller was fast and good
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3.0 out of 5 stars A grower., 17 Mar 2013
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Nothing stands out at first, but It's really grown on me. Till my Head falls off is wonderful. Don't expect anything Mind-blowing, but it's a solid album nonetheless.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing... buy their albums "Lincoln" and "Flood" immediately, but you can skip this., 18 July 2007
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This is a disappointing 1996 album from TMBG. It lacks attitude, musically it's very flat and uninspired-sounding. The end result sounds very middle-of-the-road and a lot like some of the more drab Ben Folds music. It lacks the energy of TMBG's earlier or more recent work- I think it's fair to say that "Factory Showroom" was a low point in TMBG history.

There are some redeeming tracks- "XTC vs Adam Ant" is a catchy song, "James K. Polk" is a history lesson and hints at all the children's music TMBG would write later, and "I Can Hear You"- the only real experimental track- is worth hearing.

Buy their earlier albums, such as "Lincoln" and "Flood", immediately, if you haven't already. But you can probably skip this.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the Twin Quasars' finest hour..., 24 Sep 2001
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Not as immediately catchy as some of TMBG's previous efforts, but there is some stuff of note here - in particular 'I Can Hear You' - which was recorded without any electrcity on a wax cylinder! Buy Flood, They Might Be Giants and Apollo 18 first, and if you have any change left over, buy something by Weird Al Yankovic or The Divine Comedy. But not this.
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