The Fire Note Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2023

2023 was a great year in music! Solid release after solid release made this year’s list one of the hardest to put together in TFN’s 17-year history. The simple fact is that TFN receives hundreds of albums every year for review so it is never an easy task. In regards to our annual best-of list … Read more

Yo La Tengo: This Stupid World [Album Review]

Yo La TengoThis Stupid WorldMatador Records [2023] This Hoboken, N.J., indie-rock trio have been faithfully plugging along for nearly 40 years, with a new release every few years offering their assessment of what was going on in the world around us. For instance, in 2020 as the pandemic was kicking all of our asses, Yo … Read more

Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Pink Wax | 300 Copies)

Norman Records out of the UK is celebrating their 25th anniversary in existence with some great exclusive vinyl pressings. Next up is Yo La Tengo’s 2006 record, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass. Another solid record in the Yo La Tengo discography and this limited version won’t last long … Read more

The Fire Note Weekly Top 10: Songs Of Thanks

Next week we celebrate Thanksgiving so what better way to get ready for tons of food, football and family you may or may not want to hang out with! The Weekly Top 10 does just that with its Songs of Thanks – in their own special way! #10 “Thanks” Chatham County Line You would probably … Read more

Yo La Tengo: Fade [Album Review]

Yo La Tengo Fade Matador Records [2013] Fire Note Says: There won’t be many records this year that are better than the new Yo La Tengo! Album Review: There aren’t many bands out there that have been putting out records as consistently good as Yo La Tengo has, for as long as Yo La Tengo … Read more