Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 100
    Instead of the pleasing pop potpourri of their last album... the 13 songs on And Then Nothing . . . flow together subtly, all texture, mood and shade.... Yo La Tengo's tenth collection of warm, tiny songs is by far the finest in their careers...
  2. Making a record that delivers satisfaction from start to finish is a rare and momentous thing. Making any record that sounds unlike anything else is a victory in itself. To bring the two in line as Yo La Tengo has done with And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out may as well be called perfection.
  3. Easily one of 2000's most accomplished albums, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out may not be as immediately appealing as some of the group's more upbeat albums, but it's just as enduring, proving that Yo La Tengo is the perfect band to grow old with.
  4. A clearly adult, unfashionably sensitive document, all grace and understatement, experimental through what it leaves out, and the effects it plants in the background.
  5. A gorgeous collection of intensely quiet songs filled with lush harmonies and haunting sonic atmospherics.... rarely has the group sounded better.
  6. 90
    A beautiful, fragile, record that demands your full attention, then pays back dividends.
  7. But fans of the band certainly won't miss the amplification, because they, like the band, have grown up. That's one reason why most of them will conclude that And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out is the band's very best album.
  8. The main problem with this background tour de force is that you understand not just how good it is but how pretty it is only when you listen up.
  9. The first three-quarters of Inside-Out contains some of Yo La Tengo's best work to date. As a whole, however, it may be one of their less ear-catching records. If recorded by an aspiring young band, Inside-Out would be deemed the next big thing by all music press. However, people are used to Ira Kaplan's masterful electric assaults and the broad range of sounds that generally appear in spades on Yo La Tengo's LPs.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 15, 2013
    10
    It's a beautiful album that captures the essence of domestic, content life through its calming grooves and fantastic melodies. It's chilling,It's a beautiful album that captures the essence of domestic, content life through its calming grooves and fantastic melodies. It's chilling, relaxing, and relatable, and more approachable than most YLT records. I think it has proven itself very worthy of all the critical attention and is easily one of the best albums of the 21st century. Full Review »
  2. GuyH
    Apr 12, 2007
    9
    Not a typical YLT album in that there isn't as much variety in mood and pace as usual. However, I think this eventually works in the Not a typical YLT album in that there isn't as much variety in mood and pace as usual. However, I think this eventually works in the album's favour, creating a really hypnotic feel. A brilliant late night listen. Full Review »
  3. SlowGlassRecords
    Sep 22, 2006
    10
    brilliant, stunning, exeptional masterpiece of extreme proportions.