Tuesday, July 3, 2012
They Might Be Giants - Flood
"Birdhouse in Your Soul" is a beautiful and poetic love song that doesn't just beat you over the head with overt meaning. The aforementioned "Particle Man" is laden with existential ponderings as it attempts an outsider's view of mankind. Either that or these songs are about other things entirely. In many cases TMBG have kept from stating outright that "this song means this and that song means that." There is plenty of room for interpretation and personalization. This is one of many reasons why They Might Be Giants are still going strong decades after their inception. They aren't what they seem. They're smarter than you think and the music itself is better than you remember. Flood is one of the best albums in my collection and it never stops being fun to listen to.