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Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo

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Genius + Love= Yo La Tengo

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Indie Rock

We gave it an A

Hoboken, N.J.’s second-greatest contribution to American music continues its creative ascent with a two-CD set of demos, outtakes, and other artifacts that, curiously, is their most personal album to date. Yo La Tengo’s heart-on-its-sleeve sensibilities connect the 30 oddball tracks and give Genius + Love its distinct, if lumpy, form. But it’s their considerable musical skills — a keening guitar lick, a hypnotic bass line, an understated turn of phrase — that give the album its genial substance. A