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  • Summary: This is the debut album for Rick Froberg's latest band.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 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.
  2. 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. 80
    So that's Obits: rapid tunes, powerhouse performances, great album. [May 2009, p.104]
  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. More bands should, logically, sound like this. It’s a wonder that no one wrote the song 'Pine On' before now, as incredibly basic and memorable as it is. That said, Obits fall short of Froberg’s Hot Snakes.
  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. 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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