Yo La Tengo - Painful
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that's right bitch it's a 9 deal with it


Ever since I first fell in love with the world of indie almost two years ago, Yo La Tengo has been a name that has floated around in my subconscious. I've sorta been an admirer from afar with them; in the sense that I have massive respect for their impact on indie although I never understood the full magnitude of it. Before Painful, I had only listened to I Hear The Heart Beating As One (which I loved) and a few songs from And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (of which I also loved). It ... read more


Another fantastic record by the Indie Rock bandm with a noisy but yet mellow soundscape which perfectly displayed a feeling of chilling under the night sky with a calming approach to its lyrics, Painful is not like a jarring pain but one which is slow and creeps upon you.

Track Review

Big Day Coming 9/10
From a Motel 6 9.5/10
Double Dare 8.5/10.
Superstar-Watcher 8/10
Nowhere Near 10/10
Sudden Organ 8.5/10.
A Worrying Thing 8/10
I Was the Fool Beside You for Too Long 8/10
The Whole of the ... read more


pretty mellow. pay attention or you might miss it


Standout: I Heard You Looking
Favorites: Big Day Coming, From a Motel 6, Double Dare, Nowhere Near, I Was the Fool Beside You for Too Long, The Whole of the Law (The Only Ones)
Least favorite: Superstar-Watcher



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Track List

  1. Big Day Coming
  2. From a Motel 6
  3. Double Dare
  4. Superstar-Watcher
  5. Nowhere Near
  6. Sudden Organ
  7. A Worrying Thing
  8. I Was the Fool Beside You for Too Long
  9. The Whole of the Law (The Only Ones)
  10. Big Day Coming
  11. I Heard You Looking

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Added on: November 29, 2012