AOTY 2021

Blame Game

Beach Bunny - Blame Game
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
User Score
Based on 476 ratings
2021 Ratings: #566
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Northern Transmissions
A collection of songs that has its sights squarely aimed at toxic masculinity, sexism and the emotional strain of unreliable relationships. This is all enrobed in a sonic mixture of peppy-pop-punk, jerky tropical rhythms and quiet/loud grunge motifs.
The Line of Best Fit

With Honeymoon Beach Bunny established themselves as both critical darlings and a force to be reckoned with. Blame Game takes everything that made that record so irresistible and amps it up.

Under The Radar
The EP easily stands on it’s own with its sharp focus, but if the band is able to keep its songwriting this tight and this punchy on LP two then fans surely have great things to look forward to.

As a stand-alone release or an aperitif to their next full-length, Blame Game is another solid entry in the Beach Bunny canon.

FLOOD Magazine

While the honeymoon might be over by the time Blame Game begins, it’s hard to temper Beach Bunny’s spirit; even in a world rife with chauvinistic attitudes, just making it through in one piece is still worth celebrating.

A N I M E G I R L S.

Ayo, those are my anime people.

Beach Bunny's new EP, "Blame Game", is a 13-min short indie pop & power pop project that is actually quite good and fun. Seeing the cover, you can already tell it's gonna feature a fresh, lively vibe that will carry out the project successfully. The energy is definetly there, with Lili, the vocalist, showing up with a lot of powerful anthems to light up the day real fast.

The production is also really fast-paced and usually ... read more
Random Releases #2

'Blame Game' is my first time listening to anything by Beach Bunny, being Beach Bunny's fifth EP. The EP is excellent, not specifically for its sounds, but because of how beautiful the lyrics in the EP are as each line seems to be carefully written to send a spectacular message. Each message is magnificent and carefully crafted to form a fantastic, fun EP that I'll be going back to often.

Good Girls (Don't Get Used)
'Good Girls (Don't Get Used)' is a great start to the EP ... read more
I'm pretty conflicted. I really like the opener and love the message of the title track, but aside from that first song, everything else on here is bland. It's nice on the ears and I'll take it over other releases in what I'd coin as the "white girl indie rock" scene (shit like Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, The Beths, etc.) but I don't think I'll return to this. Gotta emphasize that Good Girls (Don't Get USed) has a great hook and melody though.
Sometimes your enjoyment of music goes hand in hand with the fact that you gotta turn your brain off to it, and partake in how fun it really is instead of getting into the finer details of it. Yes, on paper, this Beach Bunny EP is your average indie-pop experience with some supposedly charismatic vocals attached to them. Of course, some of the writing is oddly captivating in the way they seem adorable but have a deeper meaning lying under them. This is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine as ... read more
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Added on: January 2, 2021