Day 3: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Broom

3 Mar

Pangea

I base a lot of the music that I try out on my last.fm recommendations.  Sometimes, they come through.  Other times, it fails spectacularly.  One can’t expect a music-based algorithm on the internet–a free one no less–to be perfect.  Anyway, when I saw the ridiculous name “Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin” listed on my recommendation page, I knew that I would have to give them a try.

It’s unfortunate that I’ve stumbled upon this band before Spring has had the time to go into full force.  SSLYBY’s mellow, indie-rock will probably fall more pleasantly on my ears when there’s no longer snow on the ground, when puffy down coats are no longer necessary, and when plaid shorts take over for jeans.

This is something that I can definitely see myself listening to in a few months.  There’s no question that Broom is a good album, with quite a few songs that I liked on this initial listen.  The jangly guitars and simple drum beats work well together, and Philip Dickey’s bored, slightly muffled voice leads to a very relaxed, low-key sound.

The problem is, I’m not in a relaxed, low-key mindset at the moment.  Chances are, I won’t be in that mindset until my last final exam is over.  On Friday, June 10.  At 1:40 pm.  In 103 days.  When that time comes around, I’m sure that I’ll be able to appreciate this album.  For now, though,angry, loud, and fast music is what I need.  Fortunately, I’ll be listening to Andrew Jackson Jihad tomorrow.

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One Response to “Day 3: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Broom”

  1. Yuanny Dollar March 4, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    This sounds like a good soundtrack for the happy place I go to in my mind when I don’t like what is going on around me. My happy place is green and sunny. I’ll give it a listen. Perhaps I will start a blog where I listen to different albums (or compilations) and recommend a beer to go with the album. From your evaluation, this one sounds like it should be listened to while enjoying a cold Corona.

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