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I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Yo La TengoAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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Fade is the most direct, personal and cohesive album of Yo La Tengo's career. Recorded with John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago, it recalls the sonic innovation and lush cohesion of career high points like 1997‘s I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One and 2000’s …And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out. The album is a tapestry of fine melody and elegant noise, ... Read more in Amazon's Yo La Tengo Store

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  • Audio CD (April 22, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: April 22, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Matador Records
  • ASIN: B0000036X3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,488 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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We always suspected they had it in them, but who knew Yo La Tengo would finally craft a record as wholeheartedly terrific as this? Fourteen years into their career as indie rock's low-key mainstays, the Hoboken, New Jersey, trio have arrived--and it's about time. It's as though simply by sticking around long enough and doing the same thing over and over while constantly refining and focusing Yo La have evolved from scattered, record-collecting eccentrics into the true classicists of '90s indie rock. Blending elements of what has illuminated Sonic Youth, Stereolab, Pavement, and My Bloody Valentine, they've long had a clear voice but never sounded so comfortable using it. Willfully eclectic husband-and-wife multi-instrumentalists Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley--with third member James McNew never sounding more permanent--have previously tended to alternate between their instincts to be a pop rock band and to serve as artsy noisemakers. On I Can Hear..., the group doesn't have to choose between songs and sounds. There's noise leaking out everywhere, but it's always under control. Even the most layered soundscapes--songs like "Autumn Sweater," "Sugarcube," or "Moby Octopad"--have unforgettable melodies, with fragile harmonies to boot. "We're an American Band" (not a Grand Funk cover) could be Simon and Garfunkel singing along to the Jesus and Mary Chain. And on tracks like "Shadows" or "My Little Corner of the World," where the melody consumes everything else, deceptively simple backdrops provide a less-is-more atmosphere. Just in time for indie rock to catch up with Yo La Tengo, Yo La Tengo has caught up with itself. --Roni Sarig

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I totally love this record January 6, 2006
Format:Audio CD
How much do I love this record, well let me count the ways:

1. I love it because it moves me with its beauty and magnificence. Each song here is wonderful. Each has its own mood, its own vibe, and each goes in a slightly different direction than all the others. For example, Moby Octopad, a song about being "locked in a kiss" with the one you love and thus the ability you both have to kind of shut the world out, has a sustained sort of bass driven funk groove. The sound is blissfull, which perfectly fits the song's subject matter; the song that follows, Sugarcube, is also a love song, in the sense that it is about pledging one's all to one's loved one, about being what they want you to be, and it is delivered with such power as a melodic guitar song, yet with a great warmth to it. Some songs here are soft and subtle; others, like Spec Bebop is a high energy instrumental jam. And some, like Autumn Sweater (a Yo La Tengo classic), Deeper Into Movies, and The Lie and How We Told It are simply blissfully gorgeous. Ultimately, though, each song comes together with each other song here and blend together forming an intact and complete whole.

2. I love it because it holds true to its ideals. Yo La Tengo have never sold out, nor have they ever come close to doing so. They simply seek to create, each time anew. Here they have, and in a multitude of ways.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars will their time come? again? January 11, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"I Can Hear the Heart" is by far the best Yo La Tengo release yet, and also their most eclectic. The band certainly know how to play the field, and regardless of what they try, it always comes up Yo La Tengo. Witness the track "Deeper Into Movies." The melody and chords are 100% pure Yo La Tengo, yet the execution is 100% pure My Bloody Valentine, and the group knows it. Yet it really works, on its own terms. Other styles covered are straight-ahead ballads ("Shadows"), spacey disco ("Spec Bebop"), pure rave-up rock and roll ("Little Honda," great cover), and Neil Young folksy-ness ("Stockholm Syndrome"). Although the description makes it sound like this would be a pretty incoherent collection, the best qualities of Yo La Tengo (good singing/harmonies, great guitar playing) give unity to all the varied tracks. There's a song for everyone on this album. At times nostalgic, other times looking far into the future, this is an album for the ages that will be looked back upon as a classic.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars America's best rock - mellow +loud +everything in between February 10, 2003
Format:Audio CD
From the opening notes of the first song, Yo La Tengo lures you into their state of mind - love and beauty and excitement and wonder and reflection. This album has it all, from the reverb drenched, peaceful yet moody Return to Hot Chicken, to Moby Octopad, a well crafted yo la rocker with suprise piano, to the fuzzy distortion blissful pop rocker with hyped up drums and cymbal crashes up the wazzoo Sugarcube, to the dark and haunting yet beautifully reflective Damage, and through the ever-building rave up wash of sonic ecstasy that is Deeper into movies, this CD is simply incomparable. Folk tunes, lounge music, sonic-youth inspired feedback washes, catchy yet intelligent love songs with kickin' beats, fuzzed out beach boys covers with distorted one-note guitar solos, and cricket riddled background ambience are seamlessly tied together with amazing craftsmanship and dedication and love. Amazing love songs are sung between married members of the band, and it's clear that these 3 (only 3!) people love what they do. The 13 minute "monster", and the "reward" that follows and the folky My Little Corner of the World are just an example of how much diversity these folks have got. I discovered this album in college with a little help from my buddy Logan, and have NEVER tired of it. Granted I'm not the best CD handler in the world, but i've bought four copies of this album for myself. Birthday gifts for people whose musical tastes i'm unsure of? This album right here. I've met only one person that let me play it for them who didn't absolutely fall in love with this album, and my brother is a big fan of creed and puddle of staind mudvayne limp bizkorn sound alikes with no originality. I mean, to each his own, but everyone should hear this album in it's entirety at least once. Read more ›
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow July 13, 2000
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I bought this album because of Spin magazine's rave review a few years back. I popped it in the car CD player and was amazed; I almost swerved off the road. The first tune, "Return to Hot Chicken" is an instrumental that makes me want to drift into the sky. "Autumn Sweater" is the kind of song I want to be writing when I'm old. I actually don't like "Little Honda" that much, but "Sugarcube", "Moby Octopad", and "Center of Gravity" more than make up for it. After "Little Honda", the disc gets real mellow, with an instrumental featuring crickets and a few short, whispered folky tunes. But the highlight of the disc for me is the 4th song, "Damage". Ira sounds so fragile in the verses, and when he and Georgia are harmonizing "ooh-wooh-ooh" in the chorus, my skin melts everytime. A Warning, however: don't buy this record expecting noisy early-Sonic Youth style songs; there is plenty of noise, but mellow noise. The album, on the whole, is pretty mellow. But the music is so beautiful, I can't imagine living without it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Decade-defining
Although they originally started in the '80s as a sort of goof by Hoboken-based rock critic Ira Kaplan and his girlfriend Georgia Hubley, Yo La Tengo were far from unknown when... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Jeffrey Rubard
5.0 out of 5 stars Yo this is the one
I'm a fan that likes almost all of their albums and this is the one I recommend to my friends.
Published 3 months ago by HayBail
4.0 out of 5 stars very cool
this cd was recommended to me - and i bought it - it's cool! never heard of yo la tengo before i bought this cd - but i'm glad i bought it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by beastie
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
Cute yo la tengo design! One of my favorite CDs of all time. It's a pity that there isn't a vinyl edition. I would totally buy it.
Published 14 months ago by Esteban
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Yo La Tengo's finest
Possibly my favorite Yo La Tengo record, after "Painful". An extraordinary, wonderful record that always seem like the right thing to listen to, no matter what you are feeling. Read more
Published 17 months ago by trevor bajus
5.0 out of 5 stars LOL
I listen to this record sometimes. Sometimes I don't. But most of the time, I do. It always plays music.
Published 17 months ago by Adam Shanks
5.0 out of 5 stars I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
La spedizione e la consegna sono state rapide e puntuali, il prodotto è in perfette condizioni e sono rimasto più che soddisfatto della serietà e della... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Giuseppe Catania
5.0 out of 5 stars Yo La Tengo
Yet another unsung Indie-rock band. I find the greatest bands tend to remain obscure, if you are into pop then you need to go running for some Brittany Spears or Justin Beiber. Read more
Published 21 months ago by chris leary
4.0 out of 5 stars The best Yo La Tengo album
This is on one of those rare bands that has so many great records that it is difficult to figure out where to start or to even decide which one is their best. Read more
Published on June 10, 2012 by UDN
3.0 out of 5 stars I want hear the vocals
This is my first YLT experience. I do find most of the tracks interesting, but I struggled to hear the lyrics. I'm not sure if this is a mixing problem or if it is intentional. Read more
Published on May 25, 2012 by T. Ames
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