May I Sing with Me

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May I Sing with Me
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Studio album by Yo La Tengo
Released February 28, 1992
Recorded
Genre
Length 53:03
Label Alias
Producer Gene Holder
Yo La Tengo chronology
Fakebook
(1990)Fakebook1990
May I Sing with Me
(1992)
Painful
(1993)Painful1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[3]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (3-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B−[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[7]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 5/10[8]

May I Sing with Me is the fifth studio album by American indie rock band Yo La Tengo, released in February 1992 by record label Alias. This album is the first with their now-permanent bassist James McNew.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Detouring America with Horns" (Hubley) – 3:56
  2. "Upside-Down" (Kaplan) – 2:34
  3. "Mushroom Cloud of Hiss" (Hubley, Kaplan) – 9:09
  4. "Swing for Life" (Hubley, Kaplan) – 5:07
  5. "Five-Cornered Drone (Crispy Duck)" (Hubley, Kaplan) - 6:26
  6. "Some Kinda Fatigue" (Kaplan) – 4:26
  7. "Always Something" (Hubley, Kaplan) – 4:30
  8. "86-Second Blowout" (Kaplan) – 1:26
  9. "Out the Window" (Kaplan) – 3:53
  10. "Sleeping Pill" (Hubley, Kaplan, McNew) – 9:25
  11. "Satellite" (Kaplan) – 2:12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pan, Arnold (January 16, 2013). "Popular Songs: 15 (Or So) Essential Yo La Tengo Tracks". PopMatters. Retrieved May 11, 2016. it was after that fork in the road that Yo La Tengo took on the noise pop identity that has been its profile ever since... 
  2. ^ Dougan, John. "May I Sing with Me – Yo La Tengo". AllMusic. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (March 19, 1992). "Yo La Tengo: May I Sing With Me (Alias)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Yo La Tengo: May I Sing With Me". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8. 
  6. ^ Browne, David (March 6, 1992). "May I Sing With Me". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Yo La Tengo". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 896–97. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  8. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 

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