I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
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Based on 7 reviews
1997 Ratings: #2 / 90
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Based on 623 ratings
1997 Ratings: #32
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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.

The heart meeting the head? An impressive mixture of curiousness and guile, all told.

Tones down the shoegazey and dreamy aspects of “Painful” in favour of a more clear-cut indie rock sound. In a lot of ways this works pretty well, it just doesn’t draw me back as often as I’d like.

Standout: We’re an American Band,
Favs: Green Arrow, Autumn Sweater, One PM Again, Sugarcube, My little corner of the world, The Lie and how we told it, Deeper into movies, Moby Octopad
Least fav: Stockholm Syndrome


My heart is beating a bit slower I’d say

Yo La Tengo I’ve heard about from many people, so here I am. I knew the song Autumn Sweater for awhile, but this is my first full project experience. Now I know this is an acclaimed indie rock album and it’s definitely good, but I think it’s a tad overhyped. Still a very solid album, and I really like the vibe. I just think the first half heavily overshadows the second half. The production is gorgeous, and I really love the tones ... read more


After listening to all of Yo La Tengo’s most acclaimed albums, I can safely say that they are one of my favorite indie rock bands of all time. The first time I listened to this was months ago, and I remember thinking it was a beautiful sounding album, but I was not in love with it. I decided to listen to I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One again and it clicked.

The album’s sound is hard to describe as Yo La Tengo blends dream pop, noise pop, and noise rock, but I wouldn’t ... read more




Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One (1997)

Very good. Don't know how this one passed me by for so long.

Return To Hot Chicken - 79
Moby Octopad - 83 ☆
Sugarcube - 82 ☆
Damage - 84 ☆
Deeper into Movies - 83 ☆
Shadows - 78
Stockholm Syndrome - 79
Autumn Sweater - 85 ☆
Little Honda - 81 ☆
Green Arrow - 80 ☆
One PM Again - 83 ☆
The Lie and How We Told It - 82 ☆
Center of Gravity - 82 ☆
Spec Bebop - 80 ☆
We're an American Band - 83 ☆
My Little Corner of the ... read more


In my little corner of the world :)

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