I Blame You

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  • Summary: This is the debut album for Rick Froberg's latest band.
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  1. I Blame You is mean, raw and instrumentally tight, with splashes of surf and punk. Froberg and Habibion’s twangy guitars effectively interweave in highlights 'Fake Kinkade' and 'Pine On.'
  2. Alternative Press
    I Blame You is where they make good on that promise, delivering a record as electrifying as their live show. [May 2009, p.122]
  3. Obits create the same buzz in your brain that was almost certainly present the first time you heard The Hives or The Vines, the feeling which had you so giddy that you perfected excitement wees to rival a puppy (probably). This time, though, it’s not bratty whipper-snappers but a fine veteran taking the lead.
  4. The debut album by Obits, is full of such music, garage-punk bursts that sound like the songs are disrobing, showing off their bones.
  5. It’s a thoroughly digestible record, then, freed from the downstroke neuroses that basically defined Hot Snakes or the labyrinthine catharsiscore mounted and milked by Jehu.
  6. It's great that the band can slow down and still hold attention, and one hopes Obits will dig deeper and find new thrills in old traditions in the coming years.
  7. Under The Radar
    Most of these songs, while energetically played, have a disposable quality that the band's enthusiasm can't overcome. [Spring 2009, p.77]

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