Sun, Sun, Sun - The Elected
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  • Summary: Rilo Kiley's Blake Sennett returns with a sophomore set for his side project, The Elected. Contributors include members of Eisley and Bright Eyes, as well as Rilo Kiley bandmate Jenny Lewis.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. With its airy harmonies, nature narrative, and weeping slide guitars, Sun is the sound of a kid with his feet on Hollywood Boulevard and his head in the Sierras. [3 Feb 2006, p.70]
  2. Blake Sennett’s second album with The Elected is more magical and limitless than his first and reminds us why we love his projects in the first place.
  3. The sunshiny pop of Sun, Sun, Sun is more magical in comparison to Me First. It features some of Sennett's most brilliant work to date, and the band's overall summery sound is much more cohesive here.
  4. 60
    Like [Bright Eyes'] Conor Oberst, Sennett teeters between precious and wild. [#70, p.94]
  5. Takes Rilo's bright romance to a dreamy L.A.-rock extreme.
  6. Sun, Sun, Sun is a likeable enough album, sure, but it leaves only the most faint of impressions.
  7. The music itself isn’t quite as bad as the singing, but it still lacks the sincerity needed to keep Sun, Sun, Sun from sounding like a collection of Eagles’ outtakes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. drewc
    Apr 19, 2007
    10
    completely different direction than "me first" but just as lovely - if not more! biggest star is simply put, the best elected song ever completely different direction than "me first" but just as lovely - if not more! biggest star is simply put, the best elected song ever recorded. this album is terrific! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 7, 2006
    10
    ffew
  3. DimitrisC
    Jan 9, 2007
    10
    One of the best feel good albums of 2006. Highly recommended and highly addictive!!!
  4. DaveT
    Jan 24, 2006
    9
    This is absolutely amazing album. The reviews are low, which I believe is quite an oversight. This year's "I'm Wide Awake" in my opinion...
  5. AllanF
    Feb 9, 2006
    9
    Really gorgeous and heartbreaking. It's hard to believe it was released the same day as Jenny Lewis' mess of a solo album -- this Really gorgeous and heartbreaking. It's hard to believe it was released the same day as Jenny Lewis' mess of a solo album -- this one exceeds it in every way. 'It Was Love' is the best track, and it can melt your heart completely. 'Fireflies in a Steel Mill' is gorgeous. Hell, it all is. Get it! Expand
  6. arturob
    Jan 29, 2006
    9
    very cool!
  7. JohnElway
    Feb 10, 2006
    2
    SUCH a disappointment! Me First was a gem...this is a lump of coal.

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