Sunday, September 10, 2006

Waiting for..3

A triumphant return to form, this bold, eclectic 80-minute long album is the pinnacle of YO LA TENGO's 20-year career. From 11- minute long guitar jams to gorgeous ballads to winsome horn-drenched pop songs, this album is all over the map - in a very good way.

A look back over the last two decades of indie rock and pop history - epitomized in the (intentionally misspelled) epic "The Story Of Yo La Tango" - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass features the talents of longtime Nashville producer Roger Moutenot, violinist Dave Mansfield of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, and the jacket artistry of Gary Panter (Raw, Jimbo). (

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