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Painful (album) by Yo La Tengo 

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Painful
Painful by Yo La Tengo (1993)
Overall rank: 1,022nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 185 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1993 (20th)
Top albums of the 1990s (217th)
Best albums of all time (1,022nd)

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Yo La Tengo bestography

Painful is ranked 2nd best out of 21 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 435 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,061.

Yo La Tengo album bestography « Higher ranked (435th) This album (1,022nd) Lower ranked (1,173rd) »
I Can Hear The Heart Beating As OnePainfulAnd Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 185 votes)
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From RaineyWins 12/21/2017 08:22
Nowhere near is beautiful
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From Komorebi-D 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 ItSaysDilbert 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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From HazeyTwilight 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 HoldenM 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 ghosttomost 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 ButterThumbz 05/08/2014 12:25
Probably their first truly great album. A nice mix of everything they are best at.
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