Defend Yourself

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Defend Yourself
Sebadoh - Defend Yourself cover.jpg
Studio album by Sebadoh
Released September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
Genre Indie rock
Length 45:45
Label Joyful Noise, Domino
Producer Sebadoh
Sebadoh chronology
Secret EP
(2012)
Defend Yourself
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Mojo 4/5 stars[6]
NME (6/10)[7]
Paste (8.0/10)[8]
Pitchfork (6.0/10)[9]
Popmatters 8/10 stars[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]

Defend Yourself is the 8th studio album by American indie rock band Sebadoh. It is the band's first album in fourteen years, since 1999's The Sebadoh.[12]

The album was released on September 16, 2013 via Domino in the United Kingdom and on September 17, 2013 via Joyful Noise in the United States, respectively.[12][13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Will"   Barlow 3:57
2. "Love You Here"   Barlow 3:33
3. "Beat"   Loewenstein 4:12
4. "Defend yr Self"   Loewenstein 3:12
5. "Oxygen"   Barlow 3:21
6. "Once"   D'Amico 2:55
7. "Inquiries"   Loewenstein 2:01
8. "State of Mine"   Barlow 3:44
9. "Final Days"   Loewenstein 4:22
10. "Can't Depend"   Loewenstein 4:23
11. "Let It Out"   Barlow 4:29
12. "Listen"   Barlow 3:37
13. "Separate"   Loewenstein 1:59
Total length:
45:45

Bonus tracks[edit]

Included with the limited edition tri-color vinyl and red color vinyl releases was a bonus 7" single that had two tracks that were left off of the album.[14] These tracks were also released on iTunes and included on the Japanese CD release along with the Secret EP track "All Kinds".

No. Title Writer(s) Length
14. "Imminent Emergency"   Barlow 2:34
15. "No Wound"   Loewenstein 2:30

Japanese bonus track[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
16. "All Kinds"   Barlow 1:33

Personnel[edit]

Sebadoh
Other personnel
  • Lou Barlow - engineering
  • Jason Loewenstein - mixing
  • Wally Gagel - mixing
  • Pete Lyman - mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Defend Yourself - Sebadoh". Metacritic. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Sebadoh - Defend Yourself". Allmusic. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ham, Robert (September 17, 2013). "Sebadoh - Defend Yourself". Alternative Press. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Rahman, Ray (September 13, 2013). "Albums: September 20/27". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Hann, Michael (September 19, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself – review". The Guardian. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Mojo magazine. October 2013, p.90
  7. ^ Beaumont, Mark (September 12, 2013). "Sebadoh - 'Defend Yourself'". NME. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ Saunders, Hilary (September 20, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself". Paste. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ Stosuy, Brandon (September 17, 2013). "Sebadoh - Defend Yourself". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ Pan, Arnold (September 18, 2013). "Sebadoh: Defend Yourself". Popmatters. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ Gross, Joe (September 23, 2013). "Defend Yourself". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Battan, Carrie (June 5, 2013). "Sebadoh Announce First New Album in 14 Years". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ Hughes, Hilary (August 20, 2013). "Sebadoh's First Album in 14 Years 'As Fresh As Anything We've Done'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Sebadoh "Defend Yourself" Pre-Order". Joyful Noise. 

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