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.
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  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. Mar 15, 2011
    Sun, Sun, Sun is a really good album. Every track sounds wonderful. Very heartfelt album. Blake Sennet's vocals are really smooth and amazing. I highly enjoyed this album for what it was. B+ Expand

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