Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World (2023) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

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Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 48:47 minutes | 534 MB | Genre: Indie Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Matador

The most live-sounding Yo La Tengo album in years, This Stupid World. Times have changed for Yo La Tengo as much as they have for everyone else. In the past, the band has often worked with outside producers and mixers. In their latest effort, the first full-length in five years, This Stupid World was created all by themselves. And their time-tested judgment is both sturdy enough to keep things to the band’s high standards, and nimble enough to make things new. At the base of nearly every track is the trio playing all at once, giving everything a right-now feel. There’s an immediacy to the music, as if the distance between the first pass and the final product has become more direct.Weird and wonderful, Yo La Tengo’s 17th album finds the trio feeling experimental and self-indulgent (not a bad thing here), and comfortable stretching waaaaay out—three of the nine songs go over seven minutes. Among them is opener “Sinatra Drive Breakdown,” which immediately cruises in on a cool, nervy groove before fuzzed-out guitar elbows its way in and eventually falls into what seems like a nervous breakdown: messy, atonal, slippery and hard to grasp. Ira Kaplan’s voice sounds calm and low until Georgia Hubley sneaks in behind him, even calmer and lower. The union isn’t exactly one of harmony, but more like someone trying to guess what you’re about to say. “Fallout,” by comparison, comes on bright and excitable like a noisy version of the Byrds. “I want to fall out of time/ Reach back unwind/ Before it gets too loud/ Before it knocks me out,” Kaplan sings. There are real suck it and see moments, like on the menacing “Brain Capers,” which finds Kaplan trying out a low growl and then backing himself up with the brooding muscle of guitar. “Until It Happens” has a nervous-energy rhythm, like city traffic—and a tango vibe. (“Prepare to die,” Kaplan, now 66, warns like a pragmatic life-insurance salesman. “Prepare yourself while there’s still time.”) He shrugs on J.J. Cale eccentricity for the delightfully oddball “Tonight’s Episode,” bragging about his yo-yo skills: “I can walk the dog/ I can around the world/ Rock that cradle, too.” As Hubley’s post-punk drum beat slides into a shuffle and bassist James McNew layers on prowling blues, Kaplan turns his guitar noise into this slow-moving feedback. But it’s not so much shoegaze as its own atmosphere, the kind of thing that would cause people in a movie to cringe and cover their ears. (You won’t want to cover yours.) Hubley opens “Aselestine”—gentle Glen Campbell country with Lou Reed Loaded vibes—with a soft giggle and a resigned lament: “The drugs don’t do what they said they’d do.” But the best line on the record is Kaplan’s on the jammy “Apology Letter”: “Then I got mad because you got mad/ Another one of my delightful quirks/ What a jerk.” The extended closers are just under 15 minutes of blissed-out meditation. “This Stupid World” is tense, like heavy gray storm clouds that never quite erupt, so that its tribal drum beat goes from maddening to hypnotic. And “Miles Away” delivers, of all things, an industrial goth feel before Hubley floats in with ethereal vocals; eventually, it all spaces out, like some ’70s retro-futuristic AI symphony. – Shelly Ridenour


1-1. Yo La Tengo – Sinatra Drive Breakdown (07:24)
1-2. Yo La Tengo – Fallout (04:36)
1-3. Yo La Tengo – Tonight’s Episode (04:50)
1-4. Yo La Tengo – Aselestine (03:50)
1-5. Yo La Tengo – Until It Happens (03:15)
1-6. Yo La Tengo – Apology Letter (04:16)
1-7. Yo La Tengo – Brain Capers (05:35)
1-8. Yo La Tengo – This Stupid World (07:27)
1-9. Yo La Tengo – Miles Away (07:30)



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