14 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Yo La Tengo singers Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley sound more intimately enamored with their material than ever on their second album of cover versions (with two new originals). Gentle guitars, brushed drums, and whispery vocals sketch the democratically diverse contours of tunes by Hank Williams ("I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"), The Parliaments ("I Can Feel the Ice Melting"), and The Cure ("Friday I'm in Love"). The band even covers itself, downshifting the formerly raging "Deeper Into Movies" into a dreamy lullaby.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Yo La Tengo singers Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley sound more intimately enamored with their material than ever on their second album of cover versions (with two new originals). Gentle guitars, brushed drums, and whispery vocals sketch the democratically diverse contours of tunes by Hank Williams ("I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"), The Parliaments ("I Can Feel the Ice Melting"), and The Cure ("Friday I'm in Love"). The band even covers itself, downshifting the formerly raging "Deeper Into Movies" into a dreamy lullaby.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

walkerpogue ,

Fakebook by Numbers

A solid addition to Yo La Tengo's overwhelmingly impressive canon. It's only real flaw is it feels deflated, a little fatigued. 'Fakebook' has more pep, 'Stuff Like That There' feels like a yawn before a nap.

The wonderful part is, with a band like Yo La Tengo, with almost immeasurable talents, an album that feels 'like a yawn before a nap' still has more than most albums out there.

e.a. ledbetter III ,

Lovely and engaging again

Thank you, Yo La Tengo

BrianSwaldi ,

Droning and grating at the same time

It's never a good sign if the most popular song on your album is a cover of a pretty decent song that is only half as good as the original. You have to be a pretty deluded psuedo-intellectual to pat yourself on the back for listening to this and completely ignoring the fact that it is droning and completely boring.

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