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  • Summary: The Dallas-based alt-country quartet releases its seventh studio album.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Comfortable and confident all the way through, and a highly welcomed return.
  2. Blame It On Gravity is a welcome return to form.
  3. It’s a nice reminder of what was so wonderful about alt-country in the first place.
  4. "Strum it on a Telecaster/Sing it like a train-disaster song," sings Miller. It's a perfect mission statement from four Texans raised on the Beatles and Johnny Cash in equal measures, whose shiny melodies, and fatalistic character studies, do their forefathers proud.
  5. 70
    Make no mistake, Blame It On Gravity is a guitar-pop record at heart. Other than a few twangy flourishes here and there, bassist Murry Hammond appears to be the one keeping the country faith, delivering one of his best performances on “Color Of A Lonely Heart Is Blue.”
  6. Feminist complaints aside, the problem with this seventh LP is that the Old 97's suffer from being too comfortable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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