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Albums The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

List of the best Yo La Tengo albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Yo La Tengo discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Yo La Tengo albums can be found at the top of the list. YLT are an indie rock band who have a rabid fan following, in the face of a major commercial breakthrough. They're also critical darlings known for a genre-crossing blend of noise pop and shoegazing. 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Yo La Tengo singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Yo La Tengo album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Yo La Tengo album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Yo La Tengo album of all time, this list will answer your question. It's made up of albums like I Can Hear the Heart Beating as OneFakebook, and Strange But True. This list of popular Yo La Tengo CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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1
56 12
I Can Hear the Heart Beating a... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

2
55 13
And Then Nothing Turned Itself... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

3
53 14
Painful is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time
1993

4
37 12
Electr‐O‐Pura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

5
39 14
I Am Not Afraid of You and I W... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

6
22 9
Fade is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time
2013

7
15 3
There's a Riot Going On is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time
There's a Riot Going On 2018

8
20 10
Summer Sun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time
2003

9
18 11
Fakebook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time
1990

10
13 7
Popular Songs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

11
7 2
May I Sing With Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

12
7 2
President Yo La Tengo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

13
5 2
Stuff Like That There is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time
Stuff Like That There 2015

14
4 4
Ride the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

15
3 3
New Wave Hot Dogs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

16
3 3
They Shoot, We Score is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

17
4 5
Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the C... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

18
4 5
Strange but True is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

19
2 3
The Sounds of the Sounds of Sc... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time

20
1 4
V.O.T.E. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time
2005

21
0 5
The Original Score From The Mo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Yo La Tengo Albums of All Time