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  • Summary: After two relatively subdued albums, Ira, Georgia and James return with a much more varied effort that at times recalls pretty much every stage of their history. Roger Moutenot again produces.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 100
    A perfect album. [Sep 2006, p.143]
  2. This is Yo La Tengo in full 32-flavors mode, but somehow, as with similarly diverse past efforts like I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One, they make it all sound cohesive.
  3. Everything they've done well in the past is found on here somewhere.
  4. Almost everything that YLT can do - and largely do so well - is here, alongside a sizeable smattering of new tricks and treats.
  5. This disc is actually a better recap of the Yo team's past than last year's triple-disc best-of collection. [Nov 2006, p.190]
  6. I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass is the statement of a band insistent on showing the world it is not quite through being relevant.
  7. This is Yo La tengo on snug autopilot. [2 Sep 2006, p.21]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. RobertH
    Jun 22, 2007
    10
    An album as awesome as its name!
  2. williamo
    Sep 13, 2006
    10
    yo la tengo really beat our ass!!!!
  3. DjDamed
    Sep 19, 2006
    10
    I think that nothing is going to surprise me. I was wrong. Thank Yo la tengo
  4. LawrenceP
    Sep 14, 2006
    9
    One of the best and most complete bands in the world...makes you think that what your listening to is the only music you need in your life.
  5. Nik
    Dec 21, 2006
    9
    A very solid album, I will just leave it at that.
  6. JamesW
    Sep 22, 2006
    9
    I caught a short set culled from this album at the Pitchfork Festival this summer. Now that the tunes have settled into my brain cells, I can't wait for their return to Chicago in a couple of weeks. Is it just me, or does "Black Flowers" channel the Kinks at their most wistfull? Great work, YLT! Expand
  7. cm
    Dec 4, 2006
    4
    the first and last song are very good. the inbetween songs float from annoying (mr tough) to merely bearable. i really regret buying this album and their summer sun one too. i will keep listening to everything before summer sun. goodnight Expand

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