Bury Me in My Rings
The Elected - Bury Me in My Rings
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2011 Ratings: #575 / 900
User Score
Based on 1 rating
May 17, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Vagrant / Label
Blake Sennett / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic
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.
76
Paste

Its over-the-top nature proves one thing—Bury Me in My Rings is at its best when Sennett and company stick to their specialty: breezy, sturdy, meticulously crafted pop.

75
Consequence of Sound
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.
73
Coke Machine Glow

Bury Me in My Rings is yearning indie pop, sometimes overwrought, sometimes appealing in its dorkiness.

70
PopMatters

Bury Me in My Rings doesn't exactly plow new sonic territory, yet it's a perfect album to listen to for a few weeks during the summer and then completely forget about until next year.

60
Sputnikmusic
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.
60
Pitchfork

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.

60
No Ripcord

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.

50
Slant Magazine

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.

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Added on: January 23, 2015