Let It Sway - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
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  1. It's more than a return to form for SSLYBY--it's potentially their finest hour.
  2. Three albums deep into their career, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have accomplished something commendable with Let It Sway: it's an album that sounds fresh and interesting that also keeps the fires of generational pop nostalgia burning brightly in a whole new setting.
  3. Let It Sway proves that SSLYBY are still a power-pop force to be reckoned with, and that they're nicely outgrowing the offhand irony of their name.
  4. The album's lyrical shortcomings are easy to overlook, especially when most of its best parts occur when the words drop away entirely and the crisp handclaps come in. It's that sort of giddy, emotional, inarticulate pop that Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin does best, and Walla does his part in bringing that side of them out.
  5. Sway is a noticeable sonic upgrade from SSLYBY's previous two albums, which can be somewhat off-putting at first, Still, the progression suits the quartet rather fine. [Sep 2010, p.113]
  6. SSLYBY have every right to feel like they have a chip on their shoulder, and if they can somehow manage to inject some grit next time out, they could be looking at a success that's an even greater revenge than "Critical Drain".
  7. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin continue their downward slide on Let It Sway. Much of the new disc lacks the variety that was spread over their debut in favor of a straightforward power-pop sound found on most of the 12 tracks here. [Summer 2010, p.80]

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  1. Dec 21, 2010
    9
    Great indie-pop record all the way through. I've seen these guys live twice and they're phenomenal and fresh. They have become one of my favorite bands working today. Highly recommended. Expand