Flood (studio album) by They Might Be Giants

Flood by They Might Be Giants
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 1,155th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 265 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1990 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (223rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,155th)
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Flood is ranked as the best album by They Might Be Giants.

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Flood track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 265 votes)
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18 hours ago covecove  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,32273/100
 
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09/29/2021 04:29 MaxStorm98  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,06391/100
 
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08/05/2021 10:09 Timestarter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,18688/100

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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.6/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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60/100
From 11/02/2020 17:28
Didn't give it a shot for a while because I figured it was simply a novelty album; Weird Al esque, who's music enjoy and find hilarious most of the time, but feel wrong comparing parody albums to traditional albums. Flood is not a parody album. It has it's fair share of nonsense and comedy, but each song is a unique stand-alone expression in it's own right. I mean, Particle Man is preceded by Your Racist Friend. Flood certainly belongs in 1990's Top 20.
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90/100
From 03/01/2020 01:25
classic album pushing the boundaries of pop rock into unchartered waters such as fantasy storytelling, absurdism and surrealism...
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90/100
From 11/03/2017 20:50
Best Tracks: Lucky Ball And Chain, Particle Man, Minimum Wage
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80/100
From 05/17/2016 20:31
Joyful tomfoolery that plays it a little safer that their previous work.
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70/100
From 05/15/2016 19:31
There's times when I'm like I can't believe these guys have a music career... but then I listen to:

Birdhouse In Your Soul
Istanbul
Particle Man
Minimum Wage
Letterbox
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70/100
From 05/15/2016 19:06
Fantastic individual songs... absolute torture for me to listen to this whole album from beginning to end... but really fantastic individual songs.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 10/04/2015 09:43
This is a hard album to rate. It is pretty far out there. But it is super enjoyable.
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80/100
From 09/06/2014 00:51
its pretty silly but i need some more of that. sometimes its good to have a band that doesn't take themselves seriously
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85/100
From 09/01/2014 16:26
funny and quirky on the surface, but with some quite pointed and poignant lyrics at times.
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From 08/15/2014 15:19
One of my favorite albums ever. It's hard not to sing along with ever song.
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