With the recent release of Yo La Tengo’s Extra Painful (a bonus-happy re-release of their 1993 album Painful), we thought we’d use the opportunity to explore the ’93 album as if they’d released it today — since, after all, they technically have. In doing so, we experience the prime of “Shoegaze” as a stylistic departure from the heavier rock of the era. Following that, we discuss another vestige from the past: the ever-substantial “double disc.” Useless holdover? Artistic tool? Let’s hear your thoughts!
Next week’s review:
Black Messiah by D’Angelo