7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
music to fall in love to,
By A Customer
This review is from: I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (Audio CD)
every song on this album and every song yo la tengo have ever done have been infused with a perfectly controlled guitar. their lyrics are incomparable in modern day alternative rock for their honesty and clarity. the songs in which the singing takes the lead are beautifully gentle and are refreshingly simple and touching. The melody of this band speaks for itself and the only band i find in modern alternative rock with a similar scope is the flaming lips. my favourite songs are possibly sugarcube, deeper into movies, my little corner of the world and we're an american band. 'we're an american band'is in my opinion the band's best song and possibly the most emotional instrumental i have ever heard. the guitar solo at the end reminds me of free jazz in the way it relinquishes the tune to communicate emotion, and is the best instrumental guitar song i have ever heard. indeed this is one of the 'best albums ever'. this music has to be heard.