They Might Be Giants - Idlewild: A Compilation


Idlewild Recordings



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A collection of tracks from They Might Be Giants' decade with Idlewild Recordings

No reunions! No rehab! No breaks! They MIght Be Giants have pulled off the inconceivable — they have continued to work, create and evolve musically and artistically uninterrupted for 30 years.

Idlewild: A Compilation is an ultra-vivid illustration of They Might Be Giants' prodigious output and singular musical vision. Neither a "Best Of" nor a rarities set, this is a collection of 17 exceptional tracks from the band's first decade with Idlewild Recordings. Many of these songs also form the core repertoire of the band's barn-burning live show.

But words cannot tell you anything about music, only your ears can. Listen to the sound, close your eyes and open your mind. From the spare, folkie chug of "Words Are Like," which originally appeared as part of They Might Be Giants' internet-only collaboration with eMusic back in the pre-bust boom days of 2001, to the propulsive, four-on-the-floor dance groove of "You're On Fire" from last year's Nanobots release, the scope of Idlewild is as wide as it is beguiling.

Side 1
Am I Awake?
The Mesopotamians
We Live In A Dump
Experimental Film
The Lady and the Tiger
Brain Problem Situation

Side 2
Certain People I Could Name
You’re On Fire
Damn Good Times
Words Are Like
Can’t Keep Johnny Down
I’m Impressed
Careful What You Pack
Clap Your Hands
Electronic Istanbul

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