TMBG are still good at writing about everyday things that nobody else writes about. I have often woken up with a strong feeling — disquiet, or happiness, or yearning — from a dream that I can’t recall. And this song nails it. And because it also has a typically tricky melody that I still haven’t got the hang of, I find that it’s stuck whirring around in my brain. I can’t remember the dream, but I can’t forget this song.
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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.
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.