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Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:00
by Gordon
Is it wrong to prefer the album version?

I was wandering the royal mile last night listening to the new album. 15 minute outro!

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 13:20
by lynsosaurus
i absolutely ADORE 'nothing to hide'. i haven't listened to the album fully yet, but that and 'the fireside' are coming up as two early favourites.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 13:30
by Paquito
I think More Stars Than There Are In Heaven may be, right now, my favourite song in the entire world. Every time I listen to the LP I get more and more out of it. Can't wait to see 'em again in a few months time, no doubt replete with massive noise and trademark Kaplan guitar mangling on And The Glitter Is Gone.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 14:44
by Gordon
Is it true, they're playing indietracks?

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 16:06
by squirrelboutique
Gordon wrote:Is it wrong to prefer the album version?
I was wondering the same thing last night, and I decided it is not wrong, though the guitar is kind of amazingly rocky live.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 16:28
by mkgleeds
Gordon wrote:Is it true, they're playing indietracks?
Yeh, they played a secret set in the waiting room of the platform at Butterly at 4am last week - apparently they were disappointed with the attendance.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 19:36
by ezears
I've never been a real fan, simply because I hadn't searched their stuff out in the past. But I really like 'Popular Songs'. About half the album I absolutely love. They hit a little bit of everything: shoegazy, twee, straight-up rock(ish). Is that their usual style? Anyway, am enjoying it/them finally.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 21:36
by jamboshoeshine
I might be interviewing them next month. Does anyone have any suggested questions for them? Other than which of them would win in an arm-wrestling contest, I've already got that question covered.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:26
by tekno_alice
Gordon wrote:Is it true, they're playing indietracks?
If I had my way they'd play indietracks... maybe I started that rumour!

I love Yo La Tengo and Popular Songs is my favourite of their LPs since "And nothing turned....", looking forward to hearing all the new stuff at the roundhouse and ATP later this year.

And yes ezears they've always had a very eclectic sound, which is one of the things I like about them. I recommend you check out 'I can hear the heart beating as one' which is their best album (and one of my favourite records of all time!), beautiful stuff.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:49
by eolrin
Yo La Tengo is 'THE BAND'.

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You donĀ“t know what expect before a Yo La Tengo venue. They are really awesome.


Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 08:06
by RideThatBikeage
ugh, as long as i've been listening to them, i've never seen yo la tengo live. even worse, i haven't gotten around to hearing the new record.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 20:52
by jamboshoeshine
Belated review of their Camden Roundhouse gig is in today's Morning Star - it's probably sold out by now though, as it's really popular. So here it is on my blog instead.

http://jamboshoeshine.wordpress.com/200 ... ember-8th/

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 15:18
by indiansummer
ok folks, advice please. i've got free vouchers from work and i'm gonna catch up with some of the more recent-ish YLT stuff

what's more deserving of my attention, I Am Not Afraid of You... or Popular Songs?

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 15:30
by bocken
the first one has a fantastic opening track and 'hey mr tough' which is also pretty good. I don't remember anything else about it. I don't remember anything at all about the last one, other than I bought a vinyl copy at a Roundhouse gig and there wasn't a download code in it. I guess I have played it since, but I don't recall anything.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 15:36
by indiansummer
bocken wrote:I guess I have played it since, but I don't recall anything.
duly noted

cheers!

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 16:05
by Paquito
indiansummer wrote:ok folks, advice please. i've got free vouchers from work and i'm gonna catch up with some of the more recent-ish YLT stuff

what's more deserving of my attention, I Am Not Afraid of You... or Popular Songs?
Of the two, I prefer Popular Songs, but I'd get both of them!

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 16:12
by indiansummer
Paquito wrote:Of the two, I prefer Popular Songs, but I'd get both of them!
you're a wise man, although my vouchers don't quite stretch that far...

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 16:55
by bocken
sorry for my slightly sarky post earlier. I wouldn't say they were bad albums, but I just never feel like listening to them. If I want YLT I'll go for Painful or ICHTHBAO or ATNTIO or Summer Sun or Fakebook or even Prisoners of Love. They were a bit disappointing last time I saw them as well (MBVATP). Aw, I'm making myself sad typing all this. I still <3 u, YLT.

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 23:25
by Elvistears
Popular Songs is GREAT! I've never really got into "I am not afraid of you etc etc".

Re: yo la tengo

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 19:18
by bullyhuff
Looking forward to another YLT album soon. It was recorded here (Chicago) and they're playing in Feb.!