They Were Collaborators #145


Yo la Tengo

5 comments:

Andy said...

Dear Yo La Tengo: How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. One one-thousand. Two one-thousand. Three one-thousand.

I don't think that there are a cooler band on the planet at the moment. Nice picture!

Vanwall said...

For years as a kid, that was a catchphrase in little league, even in far-flung AZ. I'm glad to hear a name like that goes with a nifty band.

BCNU

Richard Gibson said...

'I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One' is a superb album, in my opinion one of the best of recent years. Sadly, in my opinion I don't think that they have even come close with their albums after this. Am I the only one who thinks along these lines? Have they already peaked?

Andy said...

I'm not convinced they've peaked. More then any other band I tolerate their variety because I appreciate that they're not treading water. I thought "And Then Nothing..." was a fantastic album and enjoyed "Summer Sun" well enough.

They don't seem to be intimidated by reputation or expectation - I think they really just make the album they want to. With Yo La Tengo there isn't any "up" or "down", no "peaks" or "troughs" - there's just movement - and I love them for that.

the heart of the world said...

They do some nice covers and "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One" is very nice.