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    They Might Be Giants: John Flansburgh (vocals, various instruments); John Linnell. Critics may laud They Might Be Giants' knack for ingenious pop hooks and nimble, brainy wordplay (and those things are certainly true), but another aspect of their appeal is that their music is so fun and goofy it can make the listener feel like a kid. It is no surprise then that Giants John Flansburgh and John Linnell are naturals at making recordings for children (see their excellent release NO!). HERE COME THE ABCS, released on Disney's label, bears all the giddy hallmarks of TMBG's best work. As the title intimates, HERE COME THE ABCS is about the alphabet. The album-length conceit spins the 26 letters through the Johns' wacky imagination, anthropomorphizing them ("E Eats Everything"), using them to illustrate geography ("Alphabet of Nations"), and even pitting them against each other ("D & W"). As usual with the Giants, there are games galore ("Can You Find It?"), interesting philosophical questions ("Who Put the Alphabet in Alphabetical Order?"), and a kaleidoscope of musical styles, including Beatlesque psych-pop ("Pictures of Pandas Painting"), twangy country ("Fake-Believe"), and funky indie-rock (the aforementioned "E Eats Everything"). HERE COME THE ABCS is ingenious, weird, silly, and great fun for playful kids and adults.


    UPC 050086140770
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Sub Genre Alternative
    Label Walt Disney Records
    Producer They Might Be Giants; Pat Dillett
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Here Come the ABCs
    • 2. Alphabet of Nations
    • 3. E Eats Everything
    • 4. Flying V
    • 5. Q U
    • 6. Go For G!
    • 7. Pictures of Pandas Painting
    • 8. D & W
    • 9. Fake-Believe
    • 10. Can You Find It?
    • 11. Vowel Family, The
    • 12. Letter/Not a Letter
    • 13. Alphabet Lost and Found
    • 14. I C U
    • 15. Letter Shapes
    • 16. Who Put the Alphabet in Alphabetical Order?
    • 17. Rolling O
    • 18. L M N O
    • 19. C Is For Conifers
    • 20. Fake-Believe (Type B)
    • 21. D Is For Drums
    • 22. Z y X
    • 23. Goodnight My Friends
    • 24. Clap Your Hands
    • 25. Here in Higglytown - (Theme To Disney Channel's Higglytown Heroes)
    Format Compact Disc
    Sub Format CD & DVD
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists They Might Be Giants
    Dimensions 5.4x4.8x0.4
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Awesome!

      My 4 year old LOVES this! He has learned so much and knows the songs by heart! Fun for in the car too, not annoying like most kids cd's!

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    • Here come the ABC's

      This is a great DVD, worth every penny!! All of my children sing along, as do I, the songs are fun and well written. I am now buying a second copy to give as a gift to a friend...

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