Blame It On Gravity

  • Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: May 13, 2008
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 60
    Rhett Miller’s lovelorn lyrics remain respectably literary, while his pretty singing and his pals’ pretty playing turn increasingly wan and half-cooked.
  2. 60
    The players' tight grip on the material reveals a first-rate band in peak form. [June 2008, p.98]
  3. What sounds like leftovers from Miller's last solo effort and bizarre surf-rock-inspired numbers rear their ugly heads, leaving these Lone Star Staters in jeopardy of repeating the grade. [July 2008, p.158]
  4. Feminist complaints aside, the problem with this seventh LP is that the Old 97's suffer from being too comfortable.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. CoreyJ.
    May 17, 2008
    10
    Blame it on Gravity shows the Texan Alt-Rockers Old 97's at their absolute best. After the disappointing punch of Drag it Up, the Blame it on Gravity shows the Texan Alt-Rockers Old 97's at their absolute best. After the disappointing punch of Drag it Up, the 97's have found their sound again, returning to the days of Satellite Rides and Too Far to Care. Perhaps their finest album, Blame it on Gravity is certainly energetic, and contains many of the band's best songs. Full Review »
  2. kevD
    May 17, 2008
    9
    97's return with a classic. This is up there with fight songs and satellite rides.