Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out by Yo La Tengo, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Editors’ Notes

The Hoboken, New Jersey trio's tenth album unfolds slowly, rewarding patience and close listening with subtle textures, gentle harmonies, and a becalming mood. This is not the sound of a band playing to its familiar strengths; only the swirling "You Can Have It All" and Georgia Hubley's "Madeline" showcase Yo La Tengo's knack for catchy pop, and Ira Kaplan reins in his passion for skronk guitar everywhere except on "Cherry Chapstick." Mostly the songs glide on rich vocal harmonies, hum atop skittering percussion, or shimmer with trebly waves of synths. While much has been made of the album's lyrical content (it supposedly contained Ira and Georgia's most personal writing to date), the vocals function more often to color and shade the mood than to communicate literal meaning. (There are a few exceptions, most notably Kaplan's intimate talk-sing turn on "The Crying of Lot G.") Though listeners just discovering Yo La Tengo are advised to start elsewhere-Painful is a particularly sure bet-And Then Nothing is an accomplished work from a talented, veteran band not content to sit still.

Customer Reviews

You'll like these Mellow-deez

This was the first thing I ever heard by YLT. It's one of my favorites now. I think "Let's Save Tony Orlando's House" is the best track on the album. It's so laid back and beautiful - you wouldn't think it was a song about arson! "Last Days of Disco" and "Madeleine" are also great mellow songs. You couldn't get any mellower in fact. If you're a fan of YLT, you should also check out the band "Luna". Very similar, but maybe a bit more guitar.

Why not start here?

This is where I started and fell in love with YLT. It is very mellow and entrancing.

Mellow and well-made music

Track four, "Let's Save Tony Orlando's House," got me started on with YLT. Go from there as you pick and choose to build up your mellow, chill and relaxing-type playlists.


Formed: 1984 in Hoboken, NJ

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Yo La Tengo are in many respects the quintessential critics' band: in addition to their adventurous eclecticism, defiant independence, and restless creative ambition — three qualities that virtually guarantee music press acclaim — the group's frontman, Ira Kaplan, even tenured as a rock scribe prior to finding success as a performer. So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they even portrayed the legendary group in the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol, the Hoboken, New Jersey-based...
Full Bio