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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