Defend Yourself

Sebadoh - Defend Yourself
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2013 Ratings: #608 / 1090
User Score
Based on 15 ratings
September 16, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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The best that can be said of Defend Yourself is that it isn't embarrassing; they didn't lose the plot like the Pixies, and it's better than The Sebadoh simply because they got out of that L.A. studio and back to their roots.

Consequence of Sound

By shaving Sebadoh of its scruff, Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D’Amico narrow down their palette to the kind of alt rock sound that was popular around the time Sebadoh recorded The Sebadoh.

A.V. Club

It’s a largely murky affair punctuated by a few bright spots of that old-time Barlow sadness. The sound remains the same, but the songs aren’t always there.


14 years later, they can't change the world but they can be loyal to their creativity (although a bit aged).

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Track List

  1. I Will 
  2. Love You Here
  3. Beat
  4. Defend yr Self
  5. Oxygen
  6. Once
  7. Inquiries
  8. State of Mine
  9. Final Days
  10. Can't Depend
  11. Let It Out
  12. Listen
  13. Separate

Year End Lists

#86/Under the Radar
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Added on: September 13, 2013