I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1997 Ratings: #3 / 69
User Score
Based on 165 ratings
1997 Ratings: #9
April 22, 1997 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

While the band turned in standout albums before and after, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One announced itself as a definitive master statement. The subtly shifting moods and wide, curious palette of stylistic exploration resulted in a lasting indie rock classic, essential listening and also something of a blueprint for much of what followed from like-minded bands for years to come.

80
NME
The heart meeting the head? An impressive mixture of curiousness and guile, all told.
ElectricMess
95
This is such a subtle album. The gorgeous soundscapes, peaceful vibe, and range of emotions make for an absolutely sublime listening experience, one that relaxes and soothes. Ultimately, an album almost everyone should listen to.

Favorite Tracks: Autumn Sweater, Stockholm Syndrome, Green Arrow, Damage, The Lie and How We Told It, Deeper Into Movies, My Little Corner of the World, Center of Gravity, Shadows

Least Favorite Track: Little Honda
regent
92
its a great album which i probably should've payed more attention to because i used ICHTHBAO as mostly background music to lessen the stress of my history essay (it worked)
however its way too long (im not very good with long albums) and it could do with shortening.
anyways, good stuff

fav. tracks: deeper into movies, damage, little honda
least fav. tracks: none
fakeplasticrose
87
A very good and memorable album,however at times does overstay its welcome and could be far shorter.
Tacorillaz
93
I don't care about how many 9's I have at this point, they all just deserve it so much

ICHTHBAO is a beautiful introspective record filled with anthems for introverts. That's not just because of the lyrics: it's in the way how the raw noise pop/shoegaze instrumentation goes so perfectly together with the shy sounding vocals. It gives this cosy feeling that makes it so easy to get lost in.

Yeah, it can drag a bit at some points (like on Spec Bebop), but once you really get lost into the ... read more
amw100
92
Honestly this album is cute asf and I mean it in the best way possible
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Track List

  1. Return To Hot Chicken
  2. Moby Octopad
  3. Sugarcube
  4. Damage
  5. Deeper Into Movies
  6. Shadows
  7. Stockholm Syndrome
  8. Autumn Sweater
  9. Little Honda
  10. Green Arrow
  11. One PM Again
  12. The Lie and How We Told It
  13. Center of Gravity
  14. Spec Bebop
  15. We're An American Band
  16. My Little Corner of the World
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