Stuff Like That There (album)

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Stuff Like That There
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Studio album by Yo La Tengo
Released August 28, 2015
Recorded Brooklyn Recording, Kaleidoscope Sound and Water Music
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:41
Language English
Label Matador
Yo La Tengo chronology
Fade
(2013)Fade2013
Stuff Like That There
(2015)
Murder in the Second Degree
(2016)Murder in the Second Degree2016

Stuff Like That There is the fourteenth full-length album by American indie rock band Yo La Tengo, released in August 2015 by record label Matador.[1]

Content[edit]

On this album, the band revisits the original concept of their 1990 album Fakebook with a mix of cover songs, "covers" of Yo La Tengo songs and brand new originals.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
NME7/10[6]
Pitchfork7.1/10[7]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]
ViceA[9]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Stuff Like That There received an average score of 74, based on 28 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3] Reviewer Mark Deming of AllMusic commented that "If Stuff Like That There isn't as revelatory as Fakebook, it's a splendid, beguiling album that's perfectly suited for late nights and rainy afternoons, and a welcome reminder of one of the many, many things Yo La Tengo do so well."[4] In his review for The Guardian, Ben Thompson asked whether another Yo La Tengo covers record was really needed and concluded that "[t]he answer to that question appears to be yes."[5] NME reviewer Noel Gardner said that the band had "honed their approach to a point where they can't really sound like anyone except themselves", which he said was "key to the deep likeability" of the record.[6] Critic Stuart Berman of Pitchfork said that "taken as a whole, the record stands as a loving portrait of Yo La Tengo's vast musical and social universe condensed into a small wooden frame. And at a time when the full-album experience is giving way to the almighty playlist, Stuff Like That There handily reasserts Yo La Tengo's reputation as indie rock’s consummate curators."[7] Robert Christgau named it the second best album of 2015 in his ballot for The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics poll.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Heart's Not In It"Gerry Goffin, Russ Titelman2:48
2."Rickety"Yo La Tengo3:47
3."I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"Hank Williams2:52
4."All Your Secrets"Yo La Tengo3:18
5."The Ballad of Red Buckets"Yo La Tengo4:49
6."Friday I'm in Love"Perry Bamonte, Boris Williams, Simon Gallup, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson3:11
7."Before We Stopped to Think"Bill Bruner, Dave Green, Ron House, Matt Wyatt, Mark Wyatt2:59
8."Butchie's Tune"Steve Boone2:47
9."Automatic Doom"Dan Cuddy2:37
10."Awhileaway"Yo La Tengo4:03
11."I Can Feel the Ice Melting"George Clinton, Tamala Lewis2:36
12."Naples"Tim Harris2:45
13."Deeper Into Movies"Yo La Tengo5:09
14."Somebody's In Love"Raymond Dancer, Lonnie Tolbert2:06
Total length:45:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 77
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 86
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[13] 76
French Albums (SNEP)[14] 85
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[15] 29
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[16] 35
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 86
US Billboard 200[18] 96

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Essential Tracks: Yo La Tengo offers cover comforts - LA Times". Los Angeles Times. 30 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Buy Stuff Like That There now from store.matadorrecords.com". Stuff Like That There by Yo La Tengo on store.matadorrecords.com. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  3. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Stuff Like That There". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Stuff Like That There - Yo La Tengo". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  5. ^ a b Thompson, Ben (30 August 2015). "Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There – indie stalwarts stay sneakily wonderful". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b Gardner, Noel (12 August 2015). "NME Reviews - Yo La Tengo - 'Stuff Like That There'". NME. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  7. ^ a b Berman, Stuart (31 August 2015). "Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  8. ^ Hermes, Will (28 August 2015). "Yo La Tengo's New Album: Stuff Like That There". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (28 August 2015). "Yo La Tengo Made Their Loveliest Album Ever: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau". Noisey. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Ballots: Robert Christgau". The Village Voice. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  15. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  16. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Yo La Tengo – Stuff Like That There". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  18. ^ "Yo La Tengo Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2015.

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