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  • Summary: The latest release for the New Jersey indie rock band features covers of songs by the Cure, the Lovin' Spoonful, Darlene McCrea, the Parliaments, Sun Ra, and Hank Williams, as well as reworkings of its own older songs.
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I may have been gazing out too late at night I see a deeper window into my eyes Every day they screech outside my window, The crashing cars never... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. 83
    Stuff Like That There is Yo La Tengo’s gentlest album by far. It’s also their least eclectic, which is to say their most samey-sounding. Summer Sun wasn’t dynamically varied either, but it had color and texture--pools of it! Stuff Like That There is just as consistent, but not nearly as rich.
  2. Aug 27, 2015
    If Stuff Like That There isn't as revelatory as Fakebook, it's a splendid, beguiling album that's perfectly suited for late nights and rainy afternoons, and a welcome reminder of one of the many, many things Yo La Tengo do so well.
  3. Aug 31, 2015
    At first, newcomers to Yo La Tengo’s work might find the results irredeemably--even unconscionably--pleasant. Yet over this album’s full running time, there is something magnetically insidious about the way James McNew’s standup bass and Georgia Hubley’s percussion knit together material from sources as diverse as George Clinton and Hank Williams.
  4. Aug 19, 2015
    Although Stuff Like That There drags a bit, it's lovely to think that Yo La Tengo parse through their history as closely as their biggest fans do.
  5. Aug 28, 2015
    The latest is lean, hushed and mostly covers.
  6. Aug 6, 2015
    Yo La Tengo manages to further their transparency and place the focus even more on the material, faking their way through another series of delicately adjusted, quietly exquisite reinterpretations.
  7. Aug 26, 2015
    It doesn’t do much to suggest any new insight into the iconic band or their sound. The collection is a pleasant reminder of their covering prowess, something that was likely fun to make and enjoyable for serious fans, but not much else.

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