Oh Yo La Tengo, how I love thee! You have been one of the most solid indie groups for the past decade, why are you not headlining the biggest concert halls in the world? It's because you stay true to who you are and don't sell out. Popular Songs is not Yo La Tengo's best album, but it's a solid album. Which is saying a lot for a band who has been making solid albums since 1993. If you enjoyed their last effort I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass, then you will be equally as pleased with Popular Songs. It is chalk full of rock songs, pop songs, slow songs, and their trademark indie-prog closes the album out with a bang. If you are already familiar with the band then it is no surprise to you that Yo La Tengo put out another great record, however if you do happen to be new to them, might I suggest this release...as well as every other Yo La Tengo album.