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Right now mine is Deeper Into Movies.
oh god, turns out this is the mainstreamers' pick
only one i know sorry
you need to listen to yo la tengo
Fairly minimalist but great bass and stabs of guitar in the coda. Gorgeous.
My Heart's Reflection -> Attack on Love -> Blue Line Swinger is one of my favourite stretches of music
which run of three YLT tracks is your favourite...?
I Feel Like Going Home -> Mr Tough -> Black Flowers
Sugarcube -> Damage -> Deeper Into Movies
or maybe And The Glitter Is Gone
<3 Gilmore Girls
Pass the Hatchet...
Season of the Shark
Our Way To Fall
The Whole Of The Law
Last Days of Disco
I Heard You Looking
or, then again, it might not. In all honesty, it's probably whatever Yo La Tengo song I happen to be listening to.
Except Autumn Sweater. That's straight-up mainstreamer fodder.
need to listen to more, only really know the songs on Prisoners of Love.
also like Black Flowers
or Tom Courtenay
or Our Way to Fall
or Deeper into Movies
a lot of the songs mentioned are great, but Nowhere Near is my favorite.
Great title as well.
or Autumn Sweater
or Cherry Chapstick
or The Story Of
IN MY ROOM WITH THE CURTAINS DRAWN
I don't know much more than one YLT album, but even if I knew them all intimately, I imagine it'd be Damage
except maybe Sugarcube
also a big fan of:
The Story of Yo La Tango
Blue Line Swinger
Barnaby, Hardly Working
Here to Fall
fuck I love Yo La Tengo and I'm gonna listen to them right now
is what I'd say right now, though there's a whole bunch just behind it.
totally agree with last days of disco, our way to fall and tony orlando.
would add let's be still, by the time it gets dark and styles of the times.
god, what a wonderful band they are.
None of the not-rock ones.
Sometimes I don't get you
Gentle hours (off dark was the night)
Somehow this slipped my mind, this is actually my favourite. I'm lame so this was the first YLT I actually heard properly an I could not stop playing it. Dark Was the Night came out like a week after I'd experienced a rejection that hit me so hard I could barely function, when I went out to buy it it was the first time I'd left my flat in days and then listening to it most just passed me by, I couldn't really latch on to any of it (other than that awesome Yeasayer track), and then Gentle Hour came on and it grabbed me instantly and completely tore me up and made me cry and all I could do was listen to it again and again... all the longing and benign and tender sweetness... still floors me...
have been mentioned but the song they did for the red hot compilation a few years back was great:
some of Georgia's best singing and Ira's best guitar ...
the bit where the guitar busts out those massive bends for the chorus ... it's up there with Pueblo and Grounded
so for ones I've liked for a decent period of time it's probably ...
Autumn Sweater (sweet bass breakdowns never fail)
Deeper Into Movies
.. we're an american band
.. the story of yo la tango
one of those maybe.
barnaby, hardly working as well (THe electric version)
We're An American Band
Also, <3 their Little Honda cover.
also their cover of My Little Corner of the World.
has always given me goosebumps
1. All Your Secrets
2. We're An American Band
3. Tom Courtenay
4. Mr Tough
Current top five. Maybe.
blissful to listen to while out walking in the evening.
apart from whichever mental said Mr Tough.
Probably Damage and Deeper Into Movies for me, though.
with the kids going YEAHHHHH and the ace drums.
but Sudden Organ just pips it for me.
Used to listen to that album every week on my Transpeak bus journey from Manchester to Matlock, gazing out of the window, watching the countryside turn from late afternoon to dusk to evening to night. Yo La Tengo are the ultimate band for evening/nighttime travel I think. It must have got to about 20 full listens of ...And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out before I ever heard the last track properly, because I always fell asleep to that one.
Same here. Hold me, brother.
i remember coming back from Primavera one year, on my lonesome on a deserted cross-country bus at 4 in the morning, listening to And Nothing Turned... (which was still kind of new to me) and the album suddenly just clicking magically. one of those perfect combinations of mood, time, music etc. great memory, remains a really meaningful album for me
And really enjoying it. It should be boring (should it? maybe I shouldn't say such things) but it manages to be quite soothing background music and simultaneously really interesting. Check it out on Spotify if you haven't already.
I think I may listen to it next. Thanks for the reminder!
cant really choose though.
as everyone has said. But from the top of my head: Tom Courtenay (just makes you glad to be alive, doesn't it?) Avalon, Sugarcube, Pablo & Andrea, Cherry Chapstick, Our Way to Fall and (the wildcard) Night Falls on Hoboken
has just the best groove to it, awesome.
or the wfmu fundraiser lp
or We're an American band or Blue Line Swinger.
Of course there are far too many great ones to chose just one.
Or basically anything from "Animals that fuck themselves with their Own Tail"
The post-ATFTWTOT stuff's been consistently disappointing for me.
Their post ATFTWTOT stuff is their best. Amateur.
All of Fakebook especially Speeding Motorcycle, Emulsified (fuck yea!), and The One to Cry (cry cry cry cry)
Pablo and Andrea
We're An American Band
Their cover of Billy Joel's "We didn't start the fire" from one of their wfmu sessions. Really funny! It's on youtube.
Night Falls on Hoboken
Big Day Coming (slow as fuck version)
Point and Shoot
Let's Save Tony Orlando's House
Tom Courtenay - (acoustic as fuck version)
Here to Fall
The Cone of Silence
The Love Life of the Octopus
Today is the Day (live as fuck version from the John Mcenroe show.). Ira rocks the jew-fro off his head with that solo.
My favorite songs that i've seen them play live are Nowhere Near and the Story of Yo La Tango.