RELEASE
1990
LABEL
Bar/None Records
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Rock

Album Review

Recommending Fakebook as the best place to begin a relationship with Yo La Tengo is slightly disingenuous, mainly because Yo La Tengo has never made another record like it, and perhaps never will. So, as completely wonderful as this record is, it's an accurate representation of one side of Yo La Tengo, and assuming that everything sounds like Fakebook might be disappointing. A collection of cover songs that lean toward the idiosyncratic (e.g., Peter Stampfel, Daniel Johnston, Jad Fair), Fakebook is warm, low-key, and lovely, with heartfelt singing and playing that never flags after hundreds of replays. It's impossible to imagine playing this record and not smiling and singing along. A big bonus is a great version of the Flamin' Groovies' "You Tore Me Down."
John Dougan, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Can't Forgethttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281155934&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  2. Griseldahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281155942&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  3. Here Comes My Babyhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281155978&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  4. Barnaby, Hardly Workinghttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281155999&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  5. Yellow Saronghttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156019&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  6. You Tore Me Downhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156036&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  7. Emulsifiedhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156048&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  8. Speeding Motorcyclehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156146&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  9. Tried So Hardhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156192&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  10. The Summerhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156206&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  11. Oklahoma, U.S.A.http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156253&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  12. What Comes Nexthttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156337&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  13. The One to Cryhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156385&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  14. Andaluciahttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156428&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  15. Did I Tell Youhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156486&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
  16. What Can I Sayhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=281156522&id=281155882&at=11l9vR
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