Sunday, October 15, 2006

(10.15.06) Recommends:

Yo La Tengo, "I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass" (2006, Matador).

When Yo La Tengo released "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One" in 1997, some labeled it the greatest indie rock record ever released. As a general proposition, bands do not put out, as there ninth album, genre-defining albums. But here's where the story gets better: Yo La Tengo keeps releasing albums which, if not as good as "I Can Hear..." are certainly very nearly as good. This Band Is Composed of Robots and Will Never Put Out Another Bad Record and I Don't Even Care. If getting your ass kicked sounds this good, I say "We ready, we ready..."

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