Friday, January 27, 2006

Yo La Tengo 1993-1997

Here's a 79:31 compliation of tracks hand-picked by yours truly from Yo La Tengo's great first four Matador recordings of the mid-1990s. (Not that their subsequent Matador recordings are any lesser by comparison but I had to draw the line somewhere.)

Painful by Yo La TengoElectr-o-pura by Yo La TengoGenius + Love = Yo La TengoI Can Hear the Heart Beating as One by Yo La Tengo

1. Return to Hot Chicken [D]
2. From a Motel 6 [A]
3. Double Dare [A]
4. Moby Octopad [D]
5. False Alarm [B]
6. Deeper Into Movies [D]
7. False Ending [B]
8. Pablo and Andrea [B]
9. Autumn Sweater [D]
10. Sudden Organ [A]
11. I'm Set Free [C]
12. Cast a Shadow [C]
13. Demons [C]
14. Don't Say a Word (Hot Chicken #2) [B]
15. Stockholm Syndrome [D]
16. Nowhere Near [A]
17. Hanky Panky Nohow [C]
18. Spec Bebop [D]
19. The Whole of the Law [A]

A = Painful [1993]
B = Electr-o-pura [1995]
C = Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo [1996 compilation]
D = I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One [1997]

Listening notes to follow if I get a chance...


Jessica Smith said...

hey, is this for me? it looks awesome.

tmorange said...

yes, and anyone else who expresses interest. (the list of tracks that is -- of course i would never openly advocate the copying music.) btw, it IS awesome!


32poems said...

wow. they are amazing. we saw them at 09:30. the electricity went out in the club and the club cancelled the show. yo la came out and played an acoustic show **in the alley** and we all crowded around. we'd been waiting in line to get into the club and by happenstance were right near the alley, so we ended up with second row seats.