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Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 2 out of 30

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  1. JohnL
    Jul 24, 2006
    The album before this was their greatest, but this is terrific in a very different way, and stands out more than what followed (which is/was still good don't get me wrong). These folks are as interesting a band as their is in America (the only thing I prefer is a dou called Rasa), and so it's been for the last 10-15 years.
  2. SlowGlassRecords
    Sep 22, 2006
    brilliant, stunning, exeptional masterpiece of extreme proportions.
  3. GuyH
    Apr 12, 2007
    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.
  4. JimB
    Mar 27, 2005
    A sublime masterpiece! And perfect for "summer night" listening. Could be Yo La Tengo's best album.
  5. May 15, 2013
    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.

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. And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, while not unremarkable, is still a little disappointing, too light on memorable hooks and melodies, too long on leisurely arrangements, and not too great to obliterate feelings that Yo La Tengo usually does better.
  2. And while not so instantly accessible as much of the band's recent output, the songs still manage to be catchy, if elusively so; this is an album that rewards repeated listening.
  3. A very pretty, measured album of slow, organ-supported mood crawls. And nothing else.