Fade

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2013
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36

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  1. Feb 4, 2013
    8
    This is YLT like you've never heard them before. It extends beyond the scope of their typical style, seamlessly incorporating a caliber of orchestration that few bands are able to create. The songs are varied yet cohesive, soft yet impactful, indirect yet focused. What surprises me the most is that I never really got into these guys, but this album speaks to me in a different way. OldThis is YLT like you've never heard them before. It extends beyond the scope of their typical style, seamlessly incorporating a caliber of orchestration that few bands are able to create. The songs are varied yet cohesive, soft yet impactful, indirect yet focused. What surprises me the most is that I never really got into these guys, but this album speaks to me in a different way. Old fans might label Fade as a 'comeback album', but it's going to bring them new fans too.

    If you appreciate indie pop on any level, then this is a must listen. Without a doubt, an early contender for best of 2013.
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  2. Feb 1, 2013
    9
    I am very disappointed that I have discovered them so late. They should have been in my music rotation for years. This is a very sophisticated and sublime album that asks you to press the replay button. Their sound is 2013 and it's great to see old hands set the trend for the youth of today. I am now going to go through the catalogue.
  3. Feb 27, 2015
    10
    Yo La Tengo have made a classic. This is the a band showing their maturity, their brilliance and beauty. There are moments of Fake Book and Painful, but the bulk of it is new and uncharted territory. Georgia's voice is achingly beautiful in the quiet songs. This is brilliant stuff. It was hands down my favorite album of 2013.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. 80
    With Fade, they’ve come across ten songs that all sound tight and of course, refreshing, against the backdrop of what might be their most consistent album to date.
  2. Jun 4, 2013
    60
    The results are simple, subtle arrangements that highlight their song craft.
  3. Feb 15, 2013
    80
    Few among us can craft an album as seamlessly fine as Fade. [Feb 2013, p.51]