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Lincoln

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Ana Ng
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Cowtown
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Lie Still, Little Bottle
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Purple Toupee
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Cage & Aquarium
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Where Your Eyes Don't Go
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Piece Of Dirt
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Mr. Me
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Pencil Rain
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The World's Address
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I've Got A Match
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Santa's Beard
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You'll Miss Me
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They'll Need A Crane
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Shoehorn With Teeth
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Stand On Your Own Head
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Snowball In Hell
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Kiss Me, Son Of God
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 18   Total Length: 39:39

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Just like old times!

BillyShaneGuy

This was the first album I ever bought (on cassette tape) and is still my favourite TMBG album. So many great songs and lyrics!

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All Of TMBG!

cribdoorthrownwide

Anyone can get anything they look for out of any of these wonderfully, profoundly, ridiculous yet strangely addictive songs by my all time favorite symbols that I will put on a statue getting me high anytime!

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Hyperliterate wiseacres

fontmaven

TMBG bring to mind a great summation written about Steely Dan for their induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: "sardonic hipsters snickering in the back of the rock-and-roll classroom, mocking everyone with wisecracks no one quite understood". Yes, they are smarter than you. And they write music. Don't try this at home.

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Ana Ng was my anthem

Tomg66

This was one of the defining songs of my high school years. The lyrics on this album seem like the result of tons of LSD or nerdiness or a combination thereof. A beautiful surreal album.

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the TMBG album with teeth

kre3salia

This one rules. Funny, quirky, catchy, second only to Flood and some of it even better. "Where Your Eyes Don't Go" and "Ana Ng" are my favorites but the whole thing is wonderful.

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everyone should have this one...

LeftEar

Well, it IS a classic -- yes, no doubt there are cheaper ways to get any album on eMusic, but that a strange approach -- after all, you are hear to buy and download music, so why not great TMBG music? And this is one of their best, IMHO. 'They'll Need a Crane' is the funniest tragic break-up song ever sung.

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Lincoln, MA

Aeschulus

Good times from TMBG - see especially Ana Ng and They'll Need a Crane. This is one of their early albums, the lovable weirdness is all still there and in full force. Go and get this!

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Worth Every Credit

NedKoppel

Nope. "Lincoln" is worth every credit. If they had "Flood" on here it'd be worth a credit and a half each. This is one of the greats. I'm glad it's back.

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18 Credits?

rickstervc

This is a great lp, and I highly recommend it. However, like the previous reviewer says, there are cheaper ways to get this one.

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Great! but this should be 12 credits

wvfiddler

"Lincoln" is where the smart-ass duo of Flansburgh and Linnell hit their stride. This record is deeply odd but completely accessible. "Santa's Beard" alone is worth the price of admission, even if seven of the tracks are less than two minutes in length and all but one come in under three...

They Say All Music Guide

Cutting away some of the artier aspects of their debut, They Might Be Giants craft another wildly eclectic and geekily fun collection of alt-pop with Lincoln. In general, the album displays greater musical ambition than its predecessor, especially since the duo have trimmed many of the weirder excesses of the debut. Without such arty trappings, their gift for irresistible pop hooks becomes all the more clear, with “Ana Ng,” “Purple Toupee,” the Latin shuffle of “The World’s Address,” “Santa’s Beard,” the surprisingly affecting “They’ll Need a Crane,” and the lounge jazz of “Kiss Me, Son of God” standing out among the 18 songs. And when They Might Be Giants don’t go for the hooks, as on “Pencil Rain” or “Cage & Aquarium,” they prove to be expert musical satirists, which means that Lincoln is every bit as infectious as the debut. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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