- Audio CD (9 Feb. 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Bmg
- ASIN: B00005EKKD
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,055,110 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
I Can Hear the Heart Beati Import
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Top Customer Reviews
There is a haunting atmosphere on tracks like 'Damage' with its ghostly backing vocals and reverb guitars. Similarly instrumental 'Green Arrow' with it's cricket chirping background and beautiful guitar parts takes on an eerie sound that is enough to paint all sorts of wonderful images in your head.
All in all, the album is largely faultless; never dull, always interesting, and frequently beautiful. A real treat of a record with some excellent melodies and hooks to keep you coming back time and time again for more.
One of the great features of this band, of course, is that all three members will variously take on vocal duties, lending a different vocal ambience to each song. This album particularly highlights this quality. Each of Ira, James and Georgia can, of course, warble a marvellous slow ballad and this facet is demonstrated admirably here. Standout ballads are Damage (featuring Ira), a heartfelt lament following a lovers' tiff, Shadows (featuring Georgia), another beautiful melody in which a rejected paramour is resigned to taking second place in a lover's heart, and, best of all, Stockholm Syndrome (featuring James), described elsewhere (accurately, I would say) as being reminiscent of a Neil Young (After The Gold Rush-period) ballad, and apparently telling the story of the love of the mistreated (a la the song's title).
On the more up-tempo front, the album contains the live favourite Sugarcube, which features some typically invigorating, and feedback-infused, guitar from Ira, an almost unrecognisable version of the Beach Boys' song Little Honda and, best of all, the brilliant Deeper Into Movies, which builds from its quiet beginnings into a fully fledged hook-laden wall of sound, once again apparently defying the reality that, yes, Yo La Tengo really are only a three-piece band.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Haven't listened to much other Yo La Tengo stuff before, but now I've heard this album I will be. Really really good, this is night-time driving musicPublished on 14 May 2011 by Jack
The vinyl copy comes with a mp3 download but when you listen the LPs its very hard to enjoy Mp3 on ipod. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2010 by Emre Isiklar
This is a glorious album. As others state YLT try lots of different things here, tempo, style but always with their own distinctive feel. Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2009 by Richard Wiseman