The Else - They Might Be Giants
The Else Image
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: They Might Be Giants with co-producers The Dust Brothers come with their latest rock album after a children's album for Disney in 2005.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. A well-rounded and passable product, both old fans and newcomers to They Might Be Giants will like this release.
  2. They Might Be Giants' 12th full-length record is arguably their best since 1994's "John Henry."
  3. The wit is furiously sharp, almost dizzying, the hooks memorable, [and] the flow exquisite. [Summer 2007, p.85]
  4. 76
    The Else finds the band still firmly grounded in their tongue-and-cheek eclecticism, combining humorous tracks about shadow governments invading public libraries, a “cap’m” that doesn’t actually drive a boat, and numerous off-center topics into a mish-mash of musical absurdity.
  5. The second half of The Else is so good that it's a little frustrating that the entire album isn't this solid. Still, there are more than enough good moments to keep longtime fans happy.
  6. The Else is good, surprisingly and simply so. It’s also frustratingly focused.
  7. Most of these songs are only pleasant for thirty seconds or so.

See all 17 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12