Yo La Tengo -- Elect-ro-pura


Written for the Village Voice 1995 Pazz & Jop Poll

So Lou Reed and John Cale couldn't make nice longer than one European tour. So Sterling Morrison died and rendered the question forever moot. So now we're watching this band slowly and quietly shoulder the Velvets mantle -- ALL of it, not just the parts that Luna, The Feelies, the Dream Syndicate, Modern Lovers, even Uncle Lou and Auntie Moe themselves rejected -- for the rest of us. This record finds them improving with age and experience, just like the rest of us who were too young to discover the Velvets the first time around, but fell in love with them devotedly, intensely and forever.

--Jim Connelly

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I was listening to Magnetic Fields -- 69 Love Songs