A triumphant return to form, this bold, eclectic 80-minute long album is the pinnacle of YO LA TENGO's 20-year career. From 11- minute long guitar jams to gorgeous ballads to winsome horn-drenched pop songs, this album is all over the map - in a very good way. A look back over the last two decades of indie rock and pop history - epitomized in the (intentionally misspelled) epic "The Story Of Yo La Tango" - I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass features the talents of longtime Nashville producer Roger Moutenot, violinist Dave Mansfield of Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, and the jacket artistry of Gary Panter (Raw, Jimbo).If the title cocks a snook at the various critics who have pigeonholed them or left them for dead over the years, the record itself is a gloriously delivered shout of joy and a manifesto for musical freedom in a world increasingly defined by genre. From beginning to end, we defy you to find any music that doesn't deserve instant classic status.
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