Midwestern Minutes

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Midwestern Minutes
Midwestern Minutes.jpg
Studio album by Defiance, Ohio
Released July 6, 2010
Recorded March/April, 2010, 2009
Genre Folk punk
Length 27:42
Label No Idea Records
Producer Mike Bridavsky, Defiance, Ohio
Defiance, Ohio chronology
The Fear, The Fear, The Fear
Midwestern Minutes
The Calling
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Punknews.org 4/5 stars link
Sputnik Music 4/5 stars link

Midwestern Minutes is Defiance, Ohio's fourth full-length album. It is available for free on the band's website.[1] The album has received considerable airplay in Australia, courtesy of Triple R's Bullying The Jukebox program, for which it topped their 'Best Of 2010' list.


All of the songs recorded, mixed, and mastered in March and April 2010 at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN, except "Diamonds Theme Song" and "Everyone Else on the Other Side" which were recorded in 2009 by the Defiance, Ohio.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Midwestern Minutes was met to positive critical acclaim. Darren of punknews.org gave the album 4 out of 5 stars and remarked that the album was "arguably the band's best album to date".[3] Reviewers noted that the album was a departure form the band's rawer punk roots, and that the band has matured into their own unique sound.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Floodwaters" 2:01
2. "The White Shore" 2:44
3. "A Lot to Do" 2:24
4. "Cigarettes" 0:53
5. "Hairpool" 4:28
6. "Dissimilarity Index" 3:04
7. "The Reason" 2:50
8. "Her Majesty’s Midwestern Islands" 2:10
9. "Diamonds Theme Song" 0:51
10. "You Are Loved" 3:08
11. "Everyone Else on the Other Side" 3:09
Total length: 27:42




  1. ^ "Discography – Defiance, Ohio". Defianceohio.terrorware.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Discography". defianceohio.terrorware.com. terrorware.com. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Defiance, Ohio - Midwestern Minutes". Punk News. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Defiance, Ohio - Midwestern Minutes (album review )". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Album Review: Defiance, Ohio "Midwestern Minutes"". Awaiting the Flood. Retrieved 26 March 2017.