Death Cab for Cutie have made good on a promise to push the guitars into the background, with piano dominating tunes such as the title track.
On Some Boys there is a hint of that Mercury Rev maturity which made Deserter's Songs a success, while minimalist electro rock pulses through Monday Morning and Doors Unlocked And Unopen, and the piano powered intrigue of the modestly majestic Unobstructed Views.
A quiet pop triumph.
Download this: Stay Young, Go Dancing, Unobstructed Views
This article was first published in Scotland On Sunday, 29 May, 2011