I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses

Backxwash - I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #213 / 700
User Score
Based on 677 ratings
2021 Ratings: #90
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

A processing of powerlessness and reclaiming of that power through self-expression, I Lie Here presents audiences with a less restrained version of Mutinta's songwriting and vocal delivery. It's an absolute gift to industrial hardcore, hip-hop and metal.

85
Beats Per Minute

Yes, I Lie Here Buried… is an angry album, but it’s one that inspires empathy, solidarity and rueful sadness. In a compassionate and just world, Ashanti wouldn’t be judged for how she self-identifies and presents; she wouldn’t have to pit herself against her family, against society, and against God.

80
Loud and Quiet

This follow-up is even more focused and impressive, in part due to the centring that one emotion. These are songs that exist at the edge of annihilation, in demonic fever dreams of and drug binges to numb the pain.

80
The Needle Drop

Backxwash returns with a tour-de-force of harrowing and hellish songcraft.

76
Pitchfork
The Zambian Canadian rapper and producer’s third album is heavy and suffocating, cranking up the murk and intensity to reveal the relief within unbridled anger.
58
Spectrum Culture

Ashanti Mutinta’s writing is strong as always, and the aesthetics serve her concept well, but Backxwash needs to spend some more time at the drawing board to recapture the black magic conjured on God Has Nothing to Do with This.

BaddieBaphomet
90

While she’s been exploring witchy and horrorcore aesthetics combined with trap and industrial metal, it wasn’t until Backxwash’s 2020 album “God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It” that I feel Backxwash turned it from an experiment/gimmick into a fully realized sound, being my second favorite album of the year and garnering her a huge amount of attention with a lot of anticipation for how she follows it up. That followup, which happens to be the second ... read more

Toasterqueen12
80

Full truth, I might have been riding the Backxwash hype train so much the smog from the engine has clogged up my brain. Do not trust a single word I say for I have been possessed by a trickster spirit. That being said...she's still super fantastic.

While not my favorite from her (that's to be expected with a style change like this) this album still helps to build out Ashanti's music exploring new dimensions. Like if God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It was Ok Computer this would ... read more

Case
70

I went into this REALLY wanting to love it, and while I do still really like it and there are a lot of highlights, I can’t help but be underwhelmed due to how much potential Backxwash has.

I liked Backxwash’s last record, but I thought it didn’t always feel fully realized. I was hoping this new album would improve upon the shortcomings of her previous album, and while I do think it’s better, I still see room for improvement. One thing that doesn’t need ... read more

isaacpg3
95

This album is a thrilling, gut-wrenchingly emotional journey through BackxWash’s identity. Her intense vocal delivery might be her greatest strength, and she uses it to spill her rawest thoughts on some deeply personal issues. BackxWash confronts her religion, race, and transgender identity over some of the most ambitious and genre blending instrumentals of the year. She raps honestly about substance abuse, imagines her own death, sprinkles in some politics, and confronts her relationship ... read more

GaranHollow
53

Death Grips for billboard top chart listeners
Lil Darkie for pussies
Denzel Curry for Denzel Curry wannabes
clipping for dads

- | PURPOSE OF PAIN
74 | WAIL OF THE BANSHEE
77 | I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS AND MY DRESSES [BEST!]
65 | TERROR PACKETS
44 | IN THE HOLY NAME
- | BLOOD IN THE WATER
52 | SONG OF SINNERS
59 | 666 IN LUXAXA
40 | NINE HELLS [WORST!]
58 | BURN TO ASHES

dorky9_ss
70

she has a point.

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Added on: June 30, 2020