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Tuesday, October 7 2014

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 60-41

PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electro-R&B.

Thursday, January 10 2013

Listening Ahead: Anticipated Early 2013 Releases

In lieu of our regular monthly overview, this edition of “Listening Ahead” offers up an early 2013 preview with sneak peaks of some of the best and most intriguing albums that the coming months have to offer.

Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.

Thursday, July 31 2008

The Eccentrics

You need not be popular to break the rules, and you need not be popular to break your own conventions. Sometimes the very best music is being crafted right on the fringes of the mainstream, and it is for that reason that sometimes you will find some of rock music's greatest DETOURS.

Saturday, December 23 2006

Best Albums of 2006

At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.


Sunday, January 13 2013

Yo La Tengo: Fade

The first lines on Fade may be, "Sometimes the bad guys come out on top / Sometimes the good guys lose," but Yo La Tengo proves that nothing could be further from the truth, at least in its own case.

Wednesday, November 4 2009

Yo La Tengo: 6 October 2009 - Chicago

Even in the moments when they seem to be teetering on the edge of control, like during one of Ira’s guitar tirades, every single note and squall of feedback feels necessary.

Tuesday, September 8 2009

Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs

Yo La Tengo's Popular Songs: Recommended for all weather types, day or night.

Sunday, July 26 2009

Wilco + Yo La Tengo: 13 July 2009 - Brooklyn, NY

Returning to their grittier guitar-driven rock they pushed the limits of the audiences’ own acoustic comfort.

Sunday, January 18 2009

Yo La Tengo + Oneida

Yo La Tengo, Hanukkah 2008, Night One, the Twitter version: Janet Weiss for the whole show on second drumkit, Spoon's Britt Daniel for the encore, opening acts Oneida (music) and Paul F. Tompkins (comedy), Aesop Rock behind the music collection, and all proceeds to the Jubilee Center.


Thursday, August 15 2013

Yo La Tengo's Musical Equation in Video Form

Yo La Tengo has released a companion video to the animated wonderland that represented "Ohm", where a cigar smoking baby commandeers a vintage VW bug while a mathematical equation scrolled on a white board uses band names, musicians and lyrics to answer the question "Who is Yo La Tengo?"

Wednesday, January 16 2013

Yo La Tengo Rocks Fallon (video)

Hoboken band is joined by Fred Armisen on drums for "Ohm".

Wednesday, January 16 2013

Popular Songs: 15 (or So) Essential Yo La Tengo Tracks

To coincide with the release of Yo La Tengo's 13th LP Fade this week, Sound Affects compiles the essential tracks by the unlikely last band standing from indie rock's '90s golden era.

Monday, July 27 2009

Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs (new album / MP3)

Yo La Tengo Popular Songs (Matador) Releasing: 8 September (US) SONG LIST 01 Here to Fall 01 Avalon or Someone Very Similar 01 By Two's 01 Nothing to Hide 01 Periodically


Friday, February 16 2007

Yo La Tengo not afraid to be nebulous

It is Yo La Tengo dogma, and James McNew, who has been the stalwart indie-rock act's bassist for 15 of the band's 23-year existence, recites it

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