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Sebadoh / Defend Yourself
Album:Defend Yourself Collection:General
Artist:Sebadoh Added:01/2014
Label:Joyful Noise 

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Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2014-01-15 
Sebadoh – Defend Yourself
(Lo-fi) Indie Rock. Self-produced, self-recorded, first full-length album after 14-year hiatus. Male vox. Drums, Guitar, Bass, the usual. Songs to mark the ending of a relationship, the turning of a page, the music interestingly upbeat considering the ‘down’ tone of the words. Nothing groundbreaking, but a comfortable grungy sound that grew on me with repeated listens. Mostly up- or mid-tempo. Possible FCC on #3. -–eme o.
*1. I Will [3:57] Up-tempo, kinda cheerful. Sounds like a 90s band, but I can’t remember exactly which one.
2. Love You Here [3:34] Mid-tempo, moody atmosphere.
*3. Beat [4:13] Aggressive drums, muddy sound, echo-y voice. Possible FCC: “Asses”
4. Defend Yr Self [3:13] Wall of sound, angry but not aggressive.
5. Oxygen [3:22] There’s that cheerful 90s sound again. I think it might be REM.
*6. Once [2:55] Instrumental. Alternates between three rhythms, one staccato, one kinda… triumphant?, one sort of flowy.
*7. Inquiries [2:02] Doomy opening, then fast stumblebum rhythm, sort of Primus-y.
8. Calves of Champions [3:44] Fast. Little bit country music, little bit folky vocal
9. Final Days [4:22] I honestly don’t know what to say about this one. It’s okay. It matches.
10. Can’t Depend [4:23] Mid-tempo. Smooth sound (less jangle, something of a relief I’ll admit).
11. Let It Out [4:30] Slow-ish. Sad-dish. Sounds like resignation.
*12. Listen [3:38] Still slow-ish, still sad-dish, but sounds more like bargaining.
13. Separate [2:00] Back to fast, angry-ish tone.

Track Listing
1.I Will 7.Inquiries
2.Love You Here 8.State Of Mine
3.Beat 9.Final Days
4.Defend Yr Self 10.Can't Depend
5.Oxygen 11.Let It Out
6.Once 12.Listen
 13.Separate