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Album Review: 'Then: The Earlier Years'

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Then: The Earlier Years

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
They Might Be Giants
genre:
Reissues

We gave it a B+

This 72-song compilation — incorporating TMBG’s first three albums, previously unreleased oddities, and droll autobiographical notes — chronicles the duo’s maturation from resourceful do-it-yourselfers to canny artistes. Their eclectic yet accessible material still sounds fresh, embodying the blend of braininess and whimsicality that’s the key to the pair’s appeal. B+