Album of the Day
One of the most inventive acts to hit the college radio airwaves of the 1980s, They Might Be Giants sprang from the fevered imaginations of John Flansburgh and John Linnell. The duo had already built a cult following with their quirky pop songs (and a telephone service that played them for listeners) when 1990's FLOOD brought them mainstream attention. TMBG's major label debut, the album went Gold on the strength of singles/MTV videos “Birdhouse In Your Soul” and “Istanbul (Not Constantinople),” though you're sure to get a kick out of “Particle Man,” “Letterbox,” “Minimum Wage” and others, too. They Might Be Giants' breakthrough still stands tall, and we'll give FLOOD another spin now to wish Linnell a happy birthday.