Lincoln (studio album) by They Might Be Giants

Lincoln
Lincoln by They Might Be Giants
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 2,209th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 136 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1988 (33rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (348th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,209th)
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They Might Be Giants bestography

Lincoln is ranked 2nd best out of 30 albums by They Might Be Giants on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by They Might Be Giants is Flood which is ranked number 1163 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,585.

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Lincoln track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 136 votes)
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04/22/2021 19:19 imimesis  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,49780/100
 
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03/08/2021 13:19 djnizzi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,88080/100
 
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01/28/2021 13:43 Wallerand  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,75682/100

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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From 03/01/2021 20:20
I very much like They Might Be Giants other album, Flood, and a few tracks here like Ana Ng remind me of that album and are excellent. But only a few of the tracks here are this good so definitely not their best album in my view but still enjoyable.
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From 04/23/2019 17:39
There never was anything quite like TMBG. Lyrically maniacal, musically schizophrenic. Lincoln captures their charisma better than there other great albums.
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From 02/10/2016 15:09
My intro to TMBG and I love it! Quirky and charming yes, but hasn't lost its roots with Punk either.
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From 10/30/2015 22:05
Has a bunch of pretty good songs, I think I'm going to listen it a few times more.
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From 04/09/2013 16:39
Julian Koster thinks this album is genius, and I think Julian Koster is genius.
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From 01/21/2012 23:49
This is TMBG at their smart and quirky best. Lincoln is more consistent than most of their albums though IMO "Don't Let's Start" is still their best song. If you want to try them out then this is the album. Their sound is not for everyone.
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