Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Let It Sway
- Marcus Kernohan
- 5 August 2010
Little here to distinguish one chorus from the last
With their third album, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are sticking to their tried-and-tested formula. Let It Sway offers little by way of innovation, ambling along the melodic indie pop trail blazed by The Shins. Opener ‘Back In The Saddle’ sets up a solid framework, with a Weezer guitar line and exuberant gang chorus, but the rest of the album feels like a plateau.
There’s little to distinguish one chorus from the last, and Philip Dickey’s idealistic songwriting quickly becomes mundane. The mellow piano and acoustic guitars of ‘Stuart Gets Lost Dans Le Metro’ offers a pleasant change of pace, but it’s a fleeting relief from a distinctly forgettable 40 minutes.