Painful (album) by Yo La Tengo

Painful
Painful by Yo La Tengo
Year: 1993
Overall rank: 973rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 217 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1993 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (194th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (973rd)
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Yo La Tengo bestography

Painful is ranked 2nd best out of 22 albums by Yo La Tengo on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Yo La Tengo is I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One which is ranked number 426 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,529.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 217 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From 08/26/2019 19:02
my favorite yo la tengo album. a masterpiece!
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75/100
From 05/27/2019 20:22
One of those strange albums that, though I didn't feel any particular song except maybe the second version of Big Day Coming really caught my attention, I quite enjoyed listening to it

75/100 (Above Average)
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From 12/21/2017 08:22
Nowhere near is beautiful
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100/100
From 12/26/2016 05:38
Whether it's the dreamy soundscapes of Big Day Coming & Nowhere Near, the noisy highs on Double Dare, I Was The Fool Beside You For Too Long & From a Motel 6, the intimate, gentle lows on A Worry Thing & The Whole of Law or that mother of a closer, there's something masterful about this album. It's easily my favourite of 1993, their discography and the shoegaze style too but it may even be my favourite album *period* (it definitely makes the top 3).
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75/100
From 10/18/2015 16:57
Very good album! Love the dreamy songs on here like "Big Day Coming" and "Nowhere Near".

Favorite tracks: Big Day Coming (1st one), Nowhere Near, The Whole of the Law

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95/100
From 12/28/2014 21:32
Spending the last days of Summer vacation with your significant other and have some wholehearted fun together and jam until the sun goes down. The day ends at your place, with your partner asleep snuggling up beside you. This day couldn't get any more perfect.
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From 06/30/2014 11:04
This is going to become a serious favorite of mine. I'm in love with this already.
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90/100
From 05/21/2014 22:15
A strikingly more subdued release than their previous record, Painful finds Yo La Tengo hitting their stride. The songs here may feature less noise freakouts than earlier YLT albums, but the band's quintessential elements are all here: Ira's compelling guitars, James' droning bass, Georgia's earthy drumming, and of course... the magical songs. A welcoming mix of rockers and ballads, the band continues the format they began with May I Sing With Me and carry on perfecting it. Standout tracks include "Nowhere Near" and "From a Motel 6".
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From 05/08/2014 12:25
Probably their first truly great album. A nice mix of everything they are best at.
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