Here comes science! This is a great CD/DVD for the young people in your life — and that includes you. I gave it to Jay for his 5th birthday recently. TMBG do a nice line in kids’ music and video, and this is the best so far.
I love TMBG’s regular albums, but their kids’ stuff is understandably not always my cup of tea. No! was pretty good, but Here Come the ABCs was just too simplistic for my sophisticated musical sensibilities. (My pre-school children quite liked it though.) But Here Comes Science is just about on a par with their best. I didn’t like all the “funny” voices on ABCs, but Science keeps them to a minimum.
My 2-month-old son loves this album, and so do his thirtysomething parents. That’s all you really need to know!
As a long-time They Might Be Giants fan, I was excited a couple of years ago when I saw this album in a shop; I was disappointed when I saw that it was a “children’s” album so I didn’t buy it. Well, now that I have a child of my own I thought it was time; and if little Jay is going to listen to childish songs, I’d prefer he listen to TMBG rather than endless repetitions of “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round”. So I bought a copy of “No!” for us.
Purveyors of clever, catchy, eclectic and thoughtful pop music. Listen, laugh and learn. (Disclaimer: I liked their old stuff better than their new stuff, etc.)
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A few excellent songs on this album, and it’s well worth a listen. But overall it lacks the magic of some of the older albums.
The Australian version comes with a bonus track, Boss of Me, which would improve the album by its absence.