I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One

Yo La Tengo

Released April 22 1997


Format: LP/CD/DA

“If anything, {I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One}¬†proves that Yo La Tengo can master nearly any pop style, from the bossa-nova swoon of “Center of Gravity” to the pedal steel guitar twang of “One PM Again,” which evokes a scratchy country radio station heard on a late-night drive. The greatest stylistic pileup occurs on “Spec Bebop,” where a Kraftwerk synth drone does battle with insistent “Sister Ray” cacophony; the music’s ominousness is undercut by Yo La Tengo’s infectious joy at simply making noise. It’s just this joy that makes Yo La Tengo stand out amid their indie-rock peers: On {Heart} they may aspire to be the greatest indierock, noise-collage, electronica collective ever, but they’re also just being themselves.”Rolling Stone

Released in 1997,¬†I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One is one of the most beloved albums in Yo La Tengo’s extensive discography, and features their classic cover of The Beach Boys’ “Little Honda” along with original classics “Sugarcube,” “Stockholm Syndrome,” and “Autumn Sweater.”