Yo La Tengo
ReviewsAnd Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (CD) Matador
Yo La Tengo's latest is a mellow masterpiece... Delicate, classy, and effortlessly sumptuous. At times the music is so laid back that you wonder how it manages to keep going at all. The overall effect is reminiscent of a happier Tindersticks, or a half asleep Lambchop. Starting as it means to go on, the album opens with the soporific Everyday, vocals and guitars reverberate quietly against the slowly unfurling percussion. Our Way To Fall adds vibes and synthesisers to the mix, but it's not until Last Days Of Disco that the pace shows any sign of picking up. Cherry Chapstick positively rawks in comparison to the rest of the album, with it's Sonic Youth like clanging and screeching guitar solos, but the excellent From Black To Blue soon slows proceedings down again, before over seventeen minutes of Night Falls On Hoboken bring the record to a suitably ponderous close.
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