Stuff Like That There – Rolling Stone
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Stuff Like That There

Indie-rock standard bearers chill out on a mostly covers set

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stuff like that there

The Velvet Underground are a durable rock-band model, one that Hoboken’s Yo La Tengo have plumbed over 14 LPs, suggesting where that noisy, lyrical, short-lived group might’ve gone. The latest is lean, hushed and mostly covers, including a take on Yo La’s own “The Ballad of Red Buckets.” Georgia Hubley treats the Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” like a fireside singalong; “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” follows Hank Williams’ original through Al Green’s version with a nod to the Everly Brothers. Interpreting the Parliaments, the Lovin’ Spoonful and Sun Ra, guitars shimmering, Yo La Tengo are music-geek lifers you can take home to Mom.

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