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Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs
Buy! - (Matador)
The latest album from the Hoboken indie-rock vets is one of their mostly low-key slow burners, albeit one that also showcases their mastery of a variety of styles. While much of the record is filled with hazy love songs combining subtle melodies and sweet lyrics with shimmering guitars and keyboards, those range from soulful evocations of classic Motown to dreamy ballads recalling the sweeter side of the Velvet Underground. And being Yo La Tengo, they also stretch out with a catchy garage-rocker, some swanky organ-driven R&B and a couple of lengthy guitar instrumentals at the end. 8/25/2009 - Don Yates
Other Yo La Tengo album reviews:

Fade - 1/11/2013
I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass - 8/29/2006
Summer Sun - 4/15/2003
And then nothing turned itself inside-out - 2/15/2000
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One - 5/15/1997
Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo - 10/15/1996



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