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After nearly two decades spent working in fruitful obscurity, Yo La Tengo emerged into the limelight in 2001. But, they tell Kevin Harley, they still don't know what they're trying to achieve

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Music: The Domino effect

So the major record labels have got things all sewn up? Not quite. As the business reels under the impact of downsizing, the cottage industry that is Domino Records is proving that small can be beautiful.

Pop: This Week's Album Releases - Jim O'Rourke Eureka, Domino

IF EVER proof were needed of the major labels' shameful incompetence, it can be found in the comparative performance of the tiny UK-based indie label Domino, a hotbed of taste and creativity, rather than accountancy. Following recent beauties by Smog and Bonnie "Prince" Billie, this delightful offering from Jim O'Rourke means that three of the year's five best albums so far have been released by Domino - a phenomenal achievement, only slightly tarnished by the fact that all three artists are American.

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