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8 Sept. 2009 | Format: MP3

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Popularity  
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5:45
30
2
3:17
30
3
4:29
30
4
2:46
30
5
3:53
30
6
2:43
30
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4:36
30
8
3:55
30
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4:27
30
10
9:39
30
11
11:25
30
12
15:54
30
13
2:54

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Sept. 2009
  • Label: Matador
  • Copyright: 2009 Matador Records Limited
  • Total Length: 1:15:43
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002LBJKAC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,318 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Wrath of Ninian on 10 Sept. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Felt I had to respond to "The Wolf"'s review below, which I must say I found hilarious! With the greatest of respect (and ALL opinions are valid), I fear you are missing what Yo La Tengo are all about, and indeed, what makes them such an enduringly fantastic band. The band are one of the least "contrived" in contemporary music, and wear their influences on their sleeve, indeed if you have ever seen them live (which I doubt) you'll know they have one of the largest repertoire of covers of anyone I know. Generalities aside, this album is following fast on the heels of "And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out" for the crown of their best yet. Indeed, it has many of the same ingredients as their classic - some slow schamltzy retro numbers, some rocking "indie" numbers (Nothing to Hide), a mesmerising 11 minute brooder (The Fireside), and then a blistering 16 minute shoegaze trance-out (And The Glitter Is Gone). As a whole, Popular Songs compiles a pretty broad range of styles with odd experiments (in places) but it sits together beautifully (unlike the dull Summer Sun, or even Heart Beating As One, which I thought was a hotch potch - albeit of good stuff!). Few albums I've heard have immediately hooked me in like this one - and the last two tracks in particular are astonishing. If you KNOW Yo La Tengo, trust me, this will hit the mark. If you don't, then its about time you got acquainted...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Conroy on 9 Sept. 2009
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I was a bit disappointed with the last two Yo La albums, Summer Sun and I'm not afraid of you..........but this is an excellent album. The last two albums were a bit disjointed and they never flowed right for me. It was like they were trying too hard, a bit of rawk and bit of freeform and nice soft ballad. However, the songs on here have a nice warm subtle feel to them. It is easy to let your mind flow along to harmonies and instrumentation. Congrats to Ira, Georgia and James for this great album.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Sharpe VINE VOICE on 12 Sept. 2009
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I read a review of this album recently which said it's "business as usual for Yo La Tengo." Whoever, wrote that knows nothing about Yo La Tengo. The statement is true only in as far that it is, as usual, an excellent offering, whereas the statement kind of implies there's nothing new to offer here on the veritable smorgasbord of styles and ranges known to the Yo La Tengo template! Untrue, proof to follow!

First track, Here to Fall, introduces strings to a YLT song. OK we had some before on "I Am Not Afraid of You's..." I Feel Like Going Home, but that was a hushed ballad. These are big rousing strings similar to parts of Beck's Sea Change, albeit that this song is far more upbeat, yes and brill!

Track 2, Avalon or Someone Very Similar again is new style for YLT, its almost like a gorgeous 60s esque Camera Obscura song, it took me a while to work out who was singing but in the end it worked out to be Ira in his falsetto, this time in a dreamy way rather that the (in my opinion) brilliant quirky funk of Mr Tough off "I Am Not Afraid of You..."

Another new style is found of "If It's True" which if I had still had a cassette player would be featured on every single one of my compilation tapes for at least the next three years! It starts with a motown arrangement and blossoms into the most gorgeous boy/girl ballad I've heard since, well since YLT's Center of Gravity off their "I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One" album.

The styles of alot of the rest of the tracks can yes be tied back to some other styles explored on previous albums all of which are excellent, the quiet minimal drone soundscapes explored on "And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out" where the melodies take ages to shout out at you but when they do they reward you fully, see By Two.
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By AMM,Glasgow on 1 Dec. 2013
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I am a late convert to YLT and have been catching up from mid career backwards and following developments thereafter.

One of the better efforts from a high quality and variety catalogue.
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