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Plea for Tenderness
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Plea for Tenderness
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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As Dump, Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew finds an outlet for his more quirky music leanings. A Plea for Tenderness is McNew's latest offering, an appropriately titled full-length disc filled with subtle pop melodies and cu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dump
Title: Plea for Tenderness
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Brinkman Records
Original Release Date: 1/27/1998
Re-Release Date: 6/2/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 759718407020

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As Dump, Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew finds an outlet for his more quirky music leanings. A Plea for Tenderness is McNew's latest offering, an appropriately titled full-length disc filled with subtle pop melodies and cute simplicity. Among the album's 16 tracks, McNew performs noteworthy covers of Jacques Dutronc's "Et Moi, et Moi, et Moi" and Love Affair's "Everlasting Love" without completely dissecting the originals for novelty's sake. But what's really surprising is the range of McNew's originals. Though the album starts off with "The Big Bands," a sample-filled, dance-beat homage to that lost era of music, the rest of the disc sounds like a strange hybrid between the pop despair of the Karl Hendricks Trio and the instrumental experimentation of Brian Wilson. McNew's everyman voice becomes endearing after a few listens, and, for the most part, these home recordings sound far too sophisticated to be considered lo-fi. --Jason Verlinde

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Wonderful lo-fi greatness
08/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm so glad I got into Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew's side band DUMP. Its great lo-fi four track stuff that has much emotion and heart put into it. This is his third(and latest) full length. All of them are great but this one is my personal favorite. If you're a fan of YLT or appreciate the art of a good four track recording than please check his stuff out. Thank you."
Sleepytime!
egroeg82 | Arcadia, CA USA | 04/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oh man. By recommendation of a local college radio station dj (Hi Drew!) I decided to buy this cd. It's a fine choice! Very relaxing. When you put this on it'll just put you to sleep. And that's a good thing :) The songs seem so simple and thrown together in 10 minutes, but at the same time, the whole album touches on a really deep level. An evening isn't complete without a big ol' quilt, a cup of warm milk, and some Dump on the stereo. Even the artwork, though sparse, is just so... comforting. I can stare at the two or three simple drawings and it just lets me know that nothing really matters when it comes down to it. Buy this album, dammit!"
Beeeuuuttiiiffuulll
bob (rwhum@hotmail.com) | usa | 10/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i have this cd and one other dump cd. it is some of the most heart felt collections of songs i have ever heard. whenever i am in mixed or new company and have an opportunity to put on some background music... i don't hesitate!"