Why is the world in love again?
Why are we marching, hand in hand?
Why are the ocean levels rising up?
It’s a brand new record for 1990
They Might Be Giants’ brand new album, Flood!

There’s three albums I’ve long wanted to blog about. This is the first.

This one time, Davey and I were sitting in his “playroom” (PS3 room) and I was like “dude, have you heard this song?” and I put on Birdhouse In Your Soul. He said his brother had once played him the ‘literal music video’ version, which I had also seen; I was like “dude! This is the best song ever.”

One January 2010 day in my history class, I’d just bought a second-hand iPod Touch 2G from Tom for £20, and I felt like I needed something good to buy from the iTunes store. And like that, I bought my only ever* digitally purchased album; Flood. I was not disappointed.

And ever since, I’ve associated the album with Davey, with history class and with iPods.