Combining infectious melodies, a witty sense of humor, and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants reinvented themselves throughout their career. Musically, John Flansburgh and John Linnell borrowed from everywhere, but this eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane sensibilities. The duo referenced everything from the British Invasion to Tin Pan Alley while making allusions to pulp fiction and President Polk. Through their string of indie releases and constant touring, They Might Be Giants built up a huge following on college campuses during the late '80s, switching to a major label in the early '90s. With support from MTV, 1990's Flood became a gold album, and with it, the duo reaped commercial rewards, gaining the status of one of the most popular alternative bands before ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
They Might Be Giants 1986 They Might Be Giants Restless Records
 
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Lincoln 1988 Lincoln Restless Records
 
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Flood 1990 Flood Elektra
 
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Apollo 18 1992 Apollo 18 Elektra
 
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John Henry 1994 John Henry Elektra
 
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Factory Showroom 1996 Factory Showroom Elektra
 
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Severe Tire Damage 1998 Severe Tire Damage Restless Records
 
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Long Tall Weekend 1999 Long Tall Weekend They Might Be Records
 
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Live 1999 Live BMG Special Products
 
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Mink Car 2001 Mink Car Restless Records
 
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No! 2002 No! Idlewild Recordings / Rounder
 
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The Spine 2004 The Spine Zoe
 
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Here Come the ABC's 2005 Here Come the ABC's DisneySound
 
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The Else 2007 The Else Idlewild Recordings / Zoe
 
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Here Come the 123's 2008 Here Come the 123's Virgin EMI
 
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Here Comes Science 2009 Here Comes Science DisneySound / Walt Disney
 
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Join Us 2011 Join Us Idlewild Recordings
 
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Nanobots 2013 Nanobots Idlewild Recordings
 
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Glean 2015 Glean Idlewild Recordings
 
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Why? 2015 Why? Idlewild Recordings
 
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Phone Power 2016 Phone Power Idlewild Recordings / Megaforce Records / Red
 
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I Like Fun 2018 I Like Fun Idlewild Recordings
 
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My Murdered Remains 2018 My Murdered Remains Idlewild Recordings
 
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The Escape Team 2018 The Escape Team Idlewild Recordings
 
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Book 2021 Book Idlewild Recordings
 
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