Bury Me in My Rings - The Elected
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  • Summary: This is the third album for the side project led by Blake Sennett, the guitarist for Rilo Kiley.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 23, 2011
    80
    It's nice to see him in the driver's seat once again, proving he's much more than a chauffeur for someone else's career.
  2. May 23, 2011
    80
    Not only is Bury Me in My Rings a pleasant segue into warmer seasons, it also serves as a reminder that there are more Rilo Kiley members besides Jenny Lewis worth keeping tabs on.
  3. 80
    The Elected's pop sensibilities are in full throttle for 42 minutes of glistening '70s AM bliss that never sacrifice the thoughtful melancholia that has always characterized Sennett's lyrics.
  4. May 23, 2011
    70
    Some of Bury Me In My Rings lacks gravity, but Sennett finds emotional weight on acoustic "Jailbird" and album standout "Born To Love You." [Jun 2011, p.107]
  5. Jul 14, 2011
    60
    Even though I'm not praising the comeback album in a Grammy winning category, I think many are simply pleased with the fact that Blake Sennett put down the scuba gear and got back in the game where he belongs. Welcome back, buddy.
  6. Jun 2, 2011
    60
    The countrypolitan aspirations of Bury Me often make it sound hollow--there's a basis in roots music, but it isn't "rootsy" by any stretch. Instead, the clean-shaven guitars, pedal steels, and violins (not fiddles) achieve an eerie minimalism.
  7. May 27, 2011
    40
    here, Sennett clings to the cutesy indie-pop formula of the early 2000s, like a security blanket, once again adopting the precious pupy0eyed affect he probably should have outgrown by now. [May 2011, p.77]

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