Idlewild: A Compilation

They Might Be Giants

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May 26, 2014

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They Might Be Giants have pulled off the seemingly inconceivable - they have continued to work, create and evolve musically, artistically and uninterrupted for 30 YEARS. During this time, the two-time GRAMMY winning Brooklyn originals diversified into television & film music often with award-winning results and have 16 vital studio albums under their belt.

All the while, TMBG have remained an active live act, touring across America, Europe and Australia in the last year alone. In celebration of the last 10 years of the bands remarkable run, They Might Be Giants are releasing Idlewild, a 17-song compilation album named for their own US label, Idlewild Recordings.

While Idlewild is neither a "best of" nor a rarities set, it is an ultra-vivid illustration of the bands prodigious output and singular musical vision.

From the spare, folkie chug of "Words Are Like", which originally appeared as part of TMBGs internet-only collaboration with eMusic back in the era glory days of 2001, to the propulsive, dance floor groove of "You're On Fire", from last years Nanobots release, the scope of Idlewild is as wide as it is beguiling.

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Key Value
Catalogue number LJX076CD
Barcode 5060397530059
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Am I Awake? -
2. The Mesopotamians -
3. We Live In A Dump -
4. Experimental Film -
5. Cloisonné -
6. The Lady and the Tiger -
7. Brain Problem Situation -
8. Tesla -
9. Certain People I Could Name -
10. You're on Fire -
11. Damn Good Times -
12. Words Are Like -
13. Can't Keep Johnny Down -
14. I'm Impressed -
15. Careful What You Pack -
16. Clap Your Hands -
17. Electronic Istanbul -