Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs
Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs [Matador]
The name of the indie stalwarts' 16th studio album is apt: Popular Songs perfectly distills Yo La's sound to its three key components: dreamy, delicate pop ("Avalon or Someone Very Similar"), droning garage rock ("Nothing to Hide"), and epic, feedback-soaked jams ("And the Glitter Is Gone"). Matthew Hendrickson
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