Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Listen
updated 03/13/2000 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/13/2000 AT 01:00 AM EST
AND THEN NOTHING TURNED ITSELF INSIDE-OUT Yo La Tengo (Matador) The noisy Hoboken, N.J., group (with husband-wife team Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley) turns down the volume to get meditative.
A SECRET HISTORY The Divine Comedy (Setanta/Red Ink) Proclaimed a pop genius in the U.K., head Comedian Neil Hannon deserves the appellation more than his U.S. anonymity. Each of these 17 humor-and melody-filled tracks displays his brilliant gifts as lyricist, vocalist and composer.