Me First This ad hoc indie outfit, presided over by Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley and including members of Ozma, Arlo, and Azure Ray, has crafted an… Me First This ad hoc indie outfit, presided over by Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley and including members of Ozma, Arlo, and Azure Ray, has crafted an… 2004-02-03 The Elected
Music Review

Me First (2004)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 03, 2004; Lead Performance: The Elected

This ad hoc indie outfit, presided over by Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley and including members of Ozma, Arlo, and Azure Ray, has crafted an exquisitely sad album of country-tinged dream pop -- imagine American Music Club's Marc Eitzel leading a reformed Poco and you'll get the idea. The mournful harmonies and orchestral sweetening on some tracks (''Don't Get Your Hopes Up'' features an actual trumpet solo!) spread a seductively decadent sheen over the oddly uplifting proceedings.

Originally posted Feb 27, 2004 Published in issue #753 Feb 27, 2004 Order article reprints
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