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Yo La Tengo's 'Heart' Still Beating 15 Years Later

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yo La Tengo's 1997 classic I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One turned 15 this year. Yo La Tengo's 1997 classic I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One turned 15 this year. (courtesy of the artist)

Want to feel old? This year, the Yo La Tengo's now-classic indie rock album I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One quietly turned 15 years old. The 1997 record received high praise from critics at Rolling Stone and the Village Voice when it was released and since that time, the album has only grown more revered with fans. Most recently, it turned up at No. 57 on Pitchfork's reader-ranked poll, The People's List, sandwiched between Kanye West and The Arctic Monkeys.

Writer Jesse Jarnow, author of Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo And The Rise Of Indie Rock, stops by to give a little more perspective on the impact and lasting influence of I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One.

Tell us! Have you heard Yo La Tengo's album? If so, what's your favorite track from I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One, and why do you love it?

Guests:

Jesse Jarnow

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