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Boomkat Product Review:
After more than 20 years recording as a band, Yo La Tengo can still happily claim to be one of the most fascinating and inventive bands in alternative pop music. 'Popular Songs', their 14th album, opens with 'Here To Fall' an oddly sedate 6 minute journey utilising polished string sections and what sounds like some kind of subtle vocal modification imbuing Ira Kaplan's voice with a strangely robotic twang. By the time 'By Two's' comes in we're presented with a much more familiar sound, unfurling deeply spacious production with plenty of reverb that sounds as good as anything on the career-defining "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One". The album closes with two epic pieces, the first of which, "The Fireside" delivers an 11 minute tapestry of blue sounds and spacious, folky strums that brings to mind the intimate beauty of their instrumental soundtrack "The Sounds of the Sounds of Science", while album closer "And The Glitter Is Gone" offers a 16 minute jam that presents the band at their most untamed. Like most of their output in the last decade, "Popular Songs" is a fidgety, sprawling work that refuses to stick to any agenda, and for those of us who have loved and followed the band all these years, that comes with little surprise and with some considerable comfort. Very lovely indeed.