Album Review: Ship of Fate by Elya Finn

Album Name: Ship of Fate
Artist: Elya Finn
Year/Label: 2004 / Independent

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell

Elya Finn is Russian and her roots affect her debut record. Unusual rhythms and very radio-friendly melodies are found her, complimenting her lightly accented voice.

“Miralaya” is a danceable, bright song. She sings it sweetly as the exotic rhythm moves.

“The Fair” has a touch of cabaret about it. Finn seems at home with that too.

“Tell Me Why” is a sweet little ballad.

“True Love Never Should End” is as sad as the title implies. Finn sings beautifully here.

“Ship of Fate” is great; a hushed, elegiac ballad with a fairy tale atmosphere.

“San Fransisco” is sung in Russian and is an up-tempo disco strut.

Elya Finn’s debut is assured and lovely.

Posted on May 11, 2004

Track Listing
1. Miralyla
2. The Fair
3. Moy Dorogoy
4. Tell Me Why
5. If I Ever Find You
6. Bright Side of Love
7. All I Want
8. Let’s Make Love Some More
9. True Love Should Never End
10. Ship of Fate
11. Moroz
12. San-Francisco

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