Here Comes Science - They Might Be Giants
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  • Summary: This is the latest children's album for the band and as suggested by the title, it focuses on science.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. The music on Here Comes Science is by and large a little less off-the-wall and casually profound than those on Here Come The 123s, but there’s still something cheering about hearing kid-friendly songs that promote evolution, or one that notes how much of living matter can be reduced to a few common elements.
  2. It’s also something worth hearing for lapsed fans who haven’t been keeping up with TMBG in recent years or for anyone who loves well-written power-pop with a side of nerdiness.
  3. Here Comes Science is another fun, educational triumph.
  4. The results are entertaining and witty, as well as educational, even if at times the tunes have to perform contortions to squeeze all the lyrics in. [Jul 2010, p.141]
  5. Think of Here Comes Science as the gateway drug for a new batch of TMBG fans. It's kind of amazing nobody thought of it sooner
  6. 40
    TMBG's nagging pop tunes are useful mnemonics, albeit irritating ones. But there is no reason why anybody over the age of eight should listen to this. [Jun 2010, p.100]
  7. 40
    Noble concept, but possibly the dumbest clever-clogs album ever made. [Jun 2010, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. BenH.
    Sep 29, 2009
    10
    Amazing album as always.
  2. JoelF.
    Oct 3, 2009
    10
    Since I'm a huge TMBG fan, I can enjoy this album and dvd with my 2 - year - old daughter, who learned her ABCs and 123s with the first Since I'm a huge TMBG fan, I can enjoy this album and dvd with my 2 - year - old daughter, who learned her ABCs and 123s with the first two in this vein. It's a joy to hear her quote things like "photosynthesis", and "paleontologist. Expand
  3. EricW
    Sep 30, 2009
    9
    Perhaps TMBG needs to do "Here Comes Math"...and explain how 83+80+80+74 equals an average of 84? (Although I suspect the album deserves Perhaps TMBG needs to do "Here Comes Math"...and explain how 83+80+80+74 equals an average of 84? (Although I suspect the album deserves about that rating...). Expand
  4. May 29, 2014
    8
    Multiple great songs that entertain not just people that would listen to Disney Sound, but also the geeky 20 year fan of TMBG. It feels thatMultiple great songs that entertain not just people that would listen to Disney Sound, but also the geeky 20 year fan of TMBG. It feels that they convert to a new sound in the right matter in the right context, especially knowing how great Nanobots was. Expand
  5. MatthewE.
    Sep 29, 2009
    1
    Quite annoying.