Bury Me in My Rings

  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Release Date: May 17, 2011
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. May 23, 2011
    60
    Sennett's overwhelming perfectionism, his pursuit for the ideal pop song, is just as likely to submerge him in soft rock cliches and painfully obtuse lyricism as it is likely to lead him to an aces country-rock tune that sounds like the best song Fleetwood Mac never made.
  4. May 24, 2011
    50
    While the band's previous record, Sun, Sun, Sun, was a pleasant and occasionally inspired set of summer pop, Bury Me in My Rings plays too fast and loose with its genre pastiches and is a scattershot affair as a result.
  5. Under The Radar
    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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