Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Tape Club
- Brian Donaldson
- 14 September 2011
Enjoyable collection of B-sides and demos a predictably patchy affair
The 26 tracks on Tape Club, the majority of which are pleasingly under two and a half minutes long, represent unreleased tunes, B-sides, demos and rare recordings across a decade in the life of this Missouri outfit with one of the clumsiest/finest band names in the business.
While a disappointingly high number of the songs border on the ickily fey (‘honey pie/you know I/ love you forever’), they’re at their best when they crank it up a dirty notch. The funky-organed fist-pumping anthem of ‘Cardinal Rules’, Blur-esque ‘Sweet Owl’ and electro-pump of ‘Yellow Missing Signs’ truly hit the spot. But this enjoyable collection was doomed to be a predictably patchy affair.