- Performer:Yo La Tengo
- Title:Popular Songs
- Style:Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Rock,Noise Pop
- Date of release:September 8, 2009
- Recording location:Haptown, Nashville, TN
- Size FLAC version1832 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1747 megabytes
- Size WMA version1345 megabytes
- Formats:AC3 WAV MIDI DXD MP1 AU
Popular Songs is the twelfth full-length album by American indie rock band Yo La Tengo, released digitally, on CD, and double LP on September 8, 2009 by record label Matador. The band contacted conceptual artist Dario Robleto. He contributed three pieces for the album design: At War With the Entropy of Nature, Ghost Don't Always Want to Come Back (2002) (cover). Sometimes Billie Is All That Holds Me Together (1998-1999) (back cover).
Fortunately, as Yo La Tengo celebrate a quarter-century of existence with Popular Songs, their twelfth album, there's still plenty to like without a PR push. The Yo La Tengo repertoire has expanded steadily over the years, and the genre experiments of years past have slowly assimilated into their creative process until it's hard to remember the mere Velvets-jacking indie pop band they once were. Some will surely find the return trip to that well a welcome reprise, others a tired retread- pick your side and know whether you will Enjoy This Album.
Those who got high marks in math will notice that Popular Songs has 12 selections, and as befits a band that covered George McCrae's "You Can Have It All," on the second half of this set YLT take the opportunity to stretch out and invite the spirit for a while - the total time of the first nine tracks on Popular. Songs is roughly the same as the last three, which should tell you something about the album's dual nature.
Popular Songs" offers nine darkly catchy tracks that recall the band's late-'90s output before shifting gears; the remaining three songs get more experimental. Yo La Tengo has little to prove at this point in its 20-year career, but its dedication to expanding its sound without obscuring its songwriting formula remains impressive.
List of the best Yo La Tengo songs, ranked by fans like you. Since forming in 1984, this trio has remained one of indie music's most reliably lovable bands. They are masters of both sweet pop simplicity and lengthy guitar drones. This list includes all of Yo La Tengo's best known tracks, from. List of the best Yo La Tengo songs, ranked by fans like you. This list includes all of Yo La Tengo's best known tracks, from "Autumn Sweater" to "You Can Have It All," but real fans know there are tons of other great deep cuts worth voting on.
Alyda Album: President Yo La Tengo (1989) Is this where Yo La Tengo realized how beautiful Georgia Hubley’s voice can be? This early song is a catchy folk tune with pop hooks (think brushed drums and an acoustic guitar playing an ascending three-note major chord riff) and Dylan-esque vocals from Kaplan. 33. I’ll Be Around Album: Fade (2013) You know those songs that sound so sad that they pretty much always make you sad, but are so beautiful and moving that you still can’t stop listening to them? Here’s one of them. It sounds a bit like the somber, ghostly folk music of Jackson C. Frank, but with some muted organ drones and high bass notes keeping it aloft.
Yo La Tengo have hit that stage of band life - 25 years in for husband-and-wife Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, 17 for bassist James McNew - when they can do pretty much anything, however preposterous, and get away with it. They've already released one album this year, a blistering collection of garage covers recorded under the name Condo Fucks; now Popular Songs presents an iPod shuffle of styles and sounds at once idiosyncratic and surprising
Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1984. Since 1992, the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan (guitars, vocals), Georgia Hubley (drums, vocals), and James McNew (bass, vocals). Despite achieving limited mainstream success, Yo La Tengo has been called "the quintessential critics' band" and maintain a strong cult following. Additionally, the band is renowned for its encyclopedic repertoire of cover songs both in live performance and on record.
To coincide with the release of Yo La Tengo's 13th LP Fade this week, Sound Affects compiles the essential tracks by the unlikely last band standing from indie rock's '90s golden er. Compiled here are 15 (or so) essential Yo La Tengo songs, which mostly coincide with the band's best, though not exactly.
CreditsDavid Angell - Violin
Monisa Angell - Viola
Greg Calbi - Mastering
John Catchings - Cello
Richard Evans - String Arrangements
Roger Moutenot - Producer
John Mark Painter - Engineer
Mark Petaccia - Assistant
Dario Robleto - Artwork
Jim Rock - Assistant
Pamela Sixfin - Violin
Doug Wieselman - Clarinet
Kristin Wilkinson - Viola
Yo La Tengo - Composer, Primary Artist
|1||Here to Fall Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||5:45|
|2||Avalon or Someone Very Similar Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||3:17|
|3||By Two's Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||4:29|
|4||Nothing to Hide Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||2:46|
|5||Periodically Double or Triple Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||3:53|
|6||If It's True Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||2:43|
|7||I'm on My Way Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||4:36|
|8||When It's Dark Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||3:55|
|9||All Your Secrets Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||4:27|
|10||More Stars Than There Are in Heaven Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||9:39|
|11||The Fireside Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||11:25|
|12||And the Glitter Is Gone Yo La Tengo||Yo La Tengo||15:54|