if I had to pick a favorite tune on Fade, most endearing, fresh but characteristic, it would be “Is That Enough” Kaplan’s extended sigh about the ambiguities of love in a long-term couple. Whether it’s unsaid jokes or undeclared affections, he notes “there’s just no way that it’s enough.” Kaplan even casts a quick shadow of despair when he sings “what can’t come back’s what we can’t bear to lose.” But the music and words on Fade as a whole are pure affirmation of life and living. For Yo La Tengo, if what they have is not enough, it’s plenty.
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Saturday night, 17 artists will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Morning Edition visited three of the cities that gave birth to six of the inductees: Donovan and The Small Faces from London, Beastie Boys and Laura Nyro from New York City, and Guns N’ Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers from Los Angeles.
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It’s Public Radio Music Month! NPR Music could not exist if it weren’t for the smart, talented and, yes, oh-so attractive public radio personalities, producers, reporters, engineers, volunteers, HR folk, interns and more that keep us in the loop about the country’s best music. All month-long, a number of stations are celebrating with special concerts and panels, which you can discover at the PRMM website and by following @pubradiomusic on Twitter.