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    Post by chrondog on Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:26 pm



    this track is a bit off-the-beaten-path, as is most post-2006 YLT i think, but i come back to it often because it's such a different vibe for the band. still great though!

    i listened to a bunch of And Then Nothing... today as well. some of the somber tracks like "Our Way to Fall" and "From Black to Blue" are some of the bands most impactful music. i'll never tire of this band.

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    Post by undo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:27 am

    I was thinking about this band in the shower today and it occurred to me that I still haven't ever listened to Electr-o-pura for some reason.
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    Post by zappo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:59 am

    You should listen to it. It's a great record!
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    Post by zappo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:39 am

    Perhaps against all odds, I think that Fakebook has become the YLT record to which I return the most often. This ain't even the best song on there, but I do love it.

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    Post by chrondog on Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:31 pm

    all their early records have great songs pretty much. i haven't been back to them in a little while. Painful was always my fav because i'm obsessed with "Big Day Coming", but there's a lot to love all around.

    Fakebook is underappreciated i think. their covers album from a few years ago Stuff Like That There is also quite good. YLT really does make covers their own. they do beautiful covers. my ex-girlfriend was obsessed with "Speeding Motorcycle" which i thought was hilarious, but it also gets stuck in my head all the time now.

    Electr-o-Pura is definitely the rocking-est and most distortion-y of those early records. it's good. "Tom Courtenay" and "Blue Line Swinger" are the "popular songs" on that record, but i love "Pablo and Andrea". who isn't a sucker for a Georgia song am i right??



    to my ears, no band has as many soft, somber jams that are also transcendently beautiful and engaging. they're experts at making background music that you have to sit up and take notice of. the kind of shit people will always ask you "hey, what is this band?" whenever you put it on.
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    Post by zappo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:16 pm

    "Speeding Motorcycle" is the shit.  Really, though, most YLT songs are the shit.
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    Post by zappo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:17 pm

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    Post by chrondog on Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:39 pm

    this song is 100/100

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    Post by zappo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:07 pm

    Which LP is your favorite, B?
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:00 pm

    I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass was how I got into the band, so that attachment held for a long time. Definitely some of my favorite jams on there. Seeing "Pass the Hatchet" live at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016 was a life highlight for me.

    Then it was the classic I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One which I feel is slightly more complete overall. And it reaches the very high highs. That 90s fuzz combined with the more offbeat stuff that YLT does so well is incredible. There's many subtly beautiful moments all over that record. Even "My Little Corner of the World", which for most bands would be a nothing song, is one of my personal favorites.

    Over time though, of course, it's And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out.... It is my essential album for melancholy. I turn to it all the time. I turn to individual tracks on it all the time. "Cherry Chapstick", which I was obsessed with 10 years ago and used to listen to incessantly, could be cut from the fucking album and I'd feel the same way. "Let's Save Tony Orlando's House" might be the best YLT song? I might be the only person that's put on just "Night Falls on Hoboken" and listened to it twice in a row. Every song is pretty damn special to me. Whenever I hear the notes, it takes me away. Few albums make me feel this way.
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:03 pm

    i fucking bang this bro, shout out to Zach Galifianakis for requesting it

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    Post by zappo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:09 pm

    I've never been a big fan of I Am Not Afraid..., but I'm a big fan of Popular Songs. So what do I know? Them other two are legit front-to-back classics, in my book. Have listened to each of them far more times than I can count.
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:16 pm

    zappo wrote:I've never been a big fan of I Am Not Afraid..., but I'm a big fan of Popular Songs.  So what do I know?

    this thread started with a banger from Popular Songs, but Jesus fuck man
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    Post by chrondog on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:20 pm

    I Am Not Afraid... is the indie rock version of the Twin Peaks soundtrack
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    Post by undo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:40 pm

    Ranking the albums of theirs that I've heard, fwiw

    1. I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
    2. Painful
    3. And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
    4. The Sounds of the Sounds of Science
    5. I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
    6. Popular Songs
    7. Summer Sun
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    Post by zappo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:48 pm

    Summer Sun is another one of the few Yo La Tengo records which does almost nothing for me.  Has its moments, for sure, but meh.  

    Though I do consider this lovely song one of my all-time YLT favorites.

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    Post by zappo on Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:51 pm

    chrondog wrote:
    zappo wrote:I've never been a big fan of I Am Not Afraid..., but I'm a big fan of Popular Songs.  So what do I know?

    Popular Songs

    My copy of this came with the Adventureland soundtrack. I've never actually played that record.
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    Post by Ned Braden on Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:05 am

    I always liked this little gem
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:32 pm

    zappo wrote:Summer Sun is another one of the few Yo La Tengo records which does almost nothing for me.  Has its moments, for sure, but meh.

    it's pretty boring overall but i'm super down with this track

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    Post by zappo on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:04 pm

    So good.

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