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Have never really given them much of a chance though i like what little i have heard, so folks where is good to start?
Defo. Although And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out is my favourite.
is a great compilation...
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One is probably their best (or most immediate) album.
for the perfect mix between poppy YLT and noisy YLT
I was really underwhelmed when I listened to a couple of Yo La Tengo albums a few years ago.
But I really like the track "Gentle Hour" from Dark Was the Night compilation album. So bascially, which album has songs that sound like it?
Tracks 2-8 in particular being some of the loveliest, most atmospheric music you'll ever hear.
is indeed a great compilation. Its what led me into YLT. Gives you a good overview of their back catalogue.
fave tho is electr-o-pura, and summer sun is growing on me hell of much too
I can hear the heart beating as one.
listened to them for hours last night. so so good. i think nothing turned itself inside out might be my new fave
then listen through the million or so tracks they have up on spotify. I did this recently and it was close to the best 2 days of my life.
Where's the best place to start with the early stuff (80s and early 90s)?
I have, and absolutely adore, 'I can hear the heart beating...', 'And then nothing turned itself inside out', 'I am not afraid of you...', but I haven't ventured any further back.
providing I can find a copy.
of their pre-I Can Hear The Heart... albums I think.
but i've never bothered with their side project (condo fucks). am i missing out?
It's alright. Worth a Spotify.
is by no means essential YLT listening. The CF material is all cover versions, often recorded in a lo-fi style, and with their customary humour thown in. See also the Little Honda EP.
If you want to investigate YLT side projects, have a look at Dump, i.e. bass player James McNew's solo efforts. These are mainly home recordings, mostly original material and well worth giving a listen as his songs contain many elements found on YLT records, but without Ira Kaplan's extensive guitar exploits.
is the correct answer