Thirty years on, They Might Be Giants Apollo 18 prevails as an eclectically nerdy collage of accordion ballads, college-rock anthems, and found soundbites.
Nostalgia Alert! Jump back a decade and enjoy the best songs of 2011. They are headlined by a synthpop classic, a massive hit from a hot diva, pristine harmonies of a young band headed for greatness.
Beginning today and continuing all week, we present one critic’s best punk, post-punk, new wave, college rock, underground, modern rock, goth, industrial, new romantic, ska, power pop, hardcore, and indie rock of the ’80s.
TMBG's 20th album mixes catchy power pop with strange lyrics and the occasional unusual instrumentation. This formula is still effective, even after 35 years.