Yo La Tengo – Autumn Sweater [1997]



Since Yo La Tengo is about to drop a pretty fine new record, (soon to be released, but you can already stream it by clicking here) it’s more than fitting to share one of the most outstanding songs of their carrier. “Autumn Sweater” is taken from the bands most acclaimed record, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, featured on tonnes of Greatest Album lists (#78 on Spin’s Greatest Albums of the 90’s; #25 on Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of the 90’s, #22 on Paste Magazines…you get my point.) Few song from ’97 can match the sheer splendor of “Autumn Sweater”, with it´s beautiful organ, driving drums, deep vivacious bass and crackled gloomy vocals. Yo La Tengo went on to make more amazing things, but this song will – at least for me – always be their biggest contribution to history.

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