I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One (studio album) by Yo La Tengo

I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One by Yo La Tengo
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 448th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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82/100 (from 551 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1997 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (82nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (448th)
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80/100
From 02/19/2022 07:30
wildly hit or miss but there are some really good songs in here
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65/100
From 12/27/2021 10:10
A very relaxing and mellow listen and well worth spinning this record when you are in the mood to just chill. The first half of this album really carries this record though with some of the groups best ever tracks. The second half is a bit more drawn out and bland in comparison but also has its moments when it is good. Also, it is a very bloated release and could do with a considerable amount of trimming down to make it more digestible and to make it a more consistent album. Overall, the length of the album and the long stretches of quite boring instrumentation hold this record down from reaching its true potential.
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75/100
From 07/09/2021 22:49
Lags quite a bit in the second half but that first half is great!
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From 02/03/2021 05:09
This album gets some credit for delivering a variety of styles, but that takes a long time to accomplish and ultimately doesn't amount to much.
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85/100
From 10/31/2020 17:30
Cresce a cada escutada, álbum fascinante! De bossa-nova ao noise, do amor ao desespero!
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From 09/16/2020 14:56
I wasn't quite sure what to expect being I never heard their music before. More background stuff, similar to Radiohead. Rating (72.81)
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From 03/04/2019 11:13
What?
'I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One' is YLT's 8th studio album and pretty much comes dead middle into their long discography and is widely regarded as their crowning glory. This album is quite the beast clocking in at 68 minutes/ 16 tracks and certainly takes quite a few listens to wrap your head around everything going on. The album is extremely eclectic with slices of Lo-Fi ("Return to Hot Chicken" , "Damage" , "Shadows" , "The Lie and How We Told It") , Indi Rock ("Sugarcube" , "Deeper Into Movies" , "Moby Octopad") , 2 Cover Versions ("Little Honda" , "My Little Corner of the World") , weird ass instrumentals ( the 10 minute "Spec Bebop" , "Green Arrow" which is pretty much 6 minutes of night time Crickets ) , Bossanova ("Centre of Gravity") and Country and Western ("One PM Again")

Do I Need To Hear This Album?
If you have any interest in discovering what YLT are all about absolutely , but as an album on it's own it's a little too long and eventually wears out it's welcome once you've heard it a few times. Note: the super cute "My Little Corner of the World" is just wonderful , coming right at the end and is worth hanging around for

"What's a Yellow Tango ?" (infamous quote)
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70/100
From 03/20/2018 18:48
A good album from a truly unique band.
It's really very yo-la-tengoy the way they rock with both power and serenity. Such strange and enchanting combination.
Also it doesn't sound dated! And that's surprising coming from the 90s.
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85/100
From 12/20/2017 02:09
A little long, but I love Yo La Tengo, so that's not the worst thing. Would love a little more variation, but otherwise, I love how experimental and warm this record is. Maybe my third or fourth favorite of theirs.
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From 05/26/2017 15:37
'Damage' and 'Green Arrow' are chill givers. Love 'Autumn Sweater' and 'The Lie and How We Told It' as well.
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