Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Here Comes Science is another fun, educational triumph.
  2. Plenty has been said about how well They Might Be Giants' playful, absurdist rock translates to kids' music-and the band's fourth offspring-focused effort is no exception.
  3. 40
    Noble concept, but possibly the dumbest clever-clogs album ever made. [Jun 2010, p.98]
  4. 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.
  5. 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]
  6. 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.
  7. 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]
  8. 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
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »
  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...). Full Review »