October 14, 2006

Best Album Title...

...of 2006, or ever?

No, not Fox Confessor Brings The Flood. Although I love Neko Case's work with The New Pornographers, I just couldn't quite get into her solo album based on all the sample bits I heard. Do love the cover, though.

Anyway, the real Number One album name of the year, courtesy of our old friends from Hoboken, Yo La Tengo:

I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass

Most fans, me included, found the last album Summer Sun to be a bit too mellow and downbeat. The new one sprinkles in some good-old wailing wall of guitar distortion to appease the philistines even if one gets the feeling that the band is looking to move on to a new schtick.

The best part of that title is that you can use it as the answer to almost any question.

Thanks to the NPR All Songs Considered podcast for making me aware of the new YLT.

Posted by mikewang on 06:46 AM