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Old 04-17-2008, 12:51 PM   #1
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Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

This comes out May 13, and I just heard about it now. Anyone looking forward to this? Drag It Up had some fantastic songs, but it also had some real clunkers.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

I've been wondering when the 97's were gonna kick one out again.

And yeah, the title "Drag It Up" was kind of fitting for some of those songs.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:40 PM   #3
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

I will definitely pick this up when it comes out.

I do prefer Rhett solo though.
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

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I've been wondering when the 97's were gonna kick one out again.

And yeah, the title "Drag It Up" was kind of fitting for some of those songs.
Won't Be Home and Adelaide are some of my favorite Old 97s tunes, but Coahuila?

And Valium Waltz is probably one of the most accurately named songs ever.
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

To me, each Old 97's album is like a new girlfriend, and none of them will ever top the awesome sex with the "girlfriend" I fell in love with, i.e. Too Far To Care.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

I'm not sure if I've ever sexed-up an album before.
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

It was a metaphor, fool.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:05 PM   #8
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

been meaning to check out these for quite some time now...anyone got a good starting point?
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

Too Far To Care is the album to get, man.
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I agree.
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

wow, this is not a very good album, although if you prefer rhett solo, maybe you'll like it more than i.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:18 AM   #12
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

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Most discerning music aficionados will agree that an artist’s best work isn’t always the stuff that grabs you on the first spin; a lot of truly great records only reveal their beauty and depth over time and many repeated listens. Sure enough, time’s been good to the Old 97’s last outing, Drag It Up, but fully embracing the record’s melancholy heart on its own terms still feels like the chore implied by its title; it remains the only album in the band’s catalog that just isn’t a whole lotta fun. Fortunately, the new Blame It On Gravity delivers fun in spades, along with all the hooks and lyrical smarts that set this Dallas foursome apart from the middling alt-country crowd even before there was much of an alt-country crowd to speak of. Like 2001’s excellent Satellite Rides, the focus here is more pop than the punkified yee-haw of the band’s mid-’90s albums, though it sounds positively scrappy compared to the two sparkling solo albums frontman Rhett Miller released on either side of Drag It Up. From start to finish, the album is stacked with jumpy, infectious energy, even as the lyrics grapple with the thorny topic of love lost, unrequited and just plain foolhardy. Guitarist Ken Bethea and drummer Philip Peeples keep the engine barreling along at giddyup speed, and Miller, who for a spell seemed to be hoarding his best stuff for his solo gig, brings his A-game to standout tracks like “The Fool,” “No Baby I” and “Ride.” But it’s bassist Murry Hammond who contributes the heartbreakingly beautiful country lament, “Color of a Lonely Heart Is Blue” and the album’s most ebullient charmer, “This Beautiful Thing.” Come to think of it, that would have made a dandy — and fitting — album title.

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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

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Too Far To Care is the album to get, man.
I like that one. But, I truly love Fight Songs too (it being the first 97's record I bought).
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

Did anyone end up getting this album?
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

I did, and I listened to it a few times before putting it on the shelf.
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

Ok, so not worth getting, then.
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Re: Old 97's - Blame It On Gravity (May 13)

None of the tracks really caught me right away and gave me a reason to listen more. I need to listen again, but I wouldn't put it high on my priority list.
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