They Might Be Giants' third studio album, and their first with Elektra Records, a major label which brought the Giants much more widespread distribution and many, many more fans.

A great many TMBG fans consider Flood to be their best album, and the primary reason is that it contains so many great, really memorable songs. One of the most notable appearances is Istanbul (Not Constantinople), a song TMBG didn't write, though it sounds like one they would have written.