Tuesday, October 7 2014
PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electro-R&B.
Thursday, January 10 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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's Popular Songs: Recommended for all weather types, day or night.
Sunday, July 26 2009
Returning to their grittier guitar-driven rock they pushed the limits of the audiences’ own acoustic comfort.
Sunday, January 18 2009
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 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
Hoboken band is joined by Fred Armisen on drums for "Ohm".
Wednesday, January 16 2013
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 (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
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