Say Anything In Defense of the Genre
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McP3000
October 21st 2007



3941 Comments


No no. I like Blink 182, New Pornographers, the Beatles, Foo Fighters, etc

i just think a lot of MODERN ('00's) pop rock is fairly crappy. Im still gonna give this the benefit of the doubt when i listen to it.

Abaddon2005
October 21st 2007



684 Comments


I like this alot more than ...Is A Real Boy.

pixiesfanyo
October 21st 2007



1222 Comments


No way is this a 4.5.

Solid album but nothing great.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2007



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I think it kills ...is a real boy and most of everything else thats been released this year.

pixiesfanyo
October 21st 2007



1222 Comments


well, its better than in rainbows

lunchforthesky
October 21st 2007



1039 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Lol I don't think so. This is a 3.5/4 In Rainbows is 4.5.

For me anyway.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2007



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

In Rainbows is one of the better Radiohead albums but doesn't stand up to this for me.

pixiesfanyo
October 21st 2007



1222 Comments


In Rainbows is lame.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2007



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Yeah 2.5/5

cbmartinez
October 21st 2007



2525 Comments


haha In Rainbows is miles better than this. Bemis is a good lyricist and their songs are catchy but two albums of listening to that annoying sarcastic faux witty voice he puts on is just too much, I can stand maybe two or three songs of it.

understone
October 21st 2007



51 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

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IsItLuck?
Emeritus
October 21st 2007



4926 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm about 20 songs through this and I have yet to be disappointed by a song.

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2007



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

It pretty much stays like that the whole way through.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
October 21st 2007



4926 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I just found that out.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
October 21st 2007



3995 Comments



Hey Dfel: http://www.sayanythingmusic.com/node/151


That was really stupid. Tim Kinsella wins by a big margin but still sounds like an idiot.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2007



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

They both sounded equally Toolish, I just thought Kinsella had a dumber pooint.

StrizzMatik
October 21st 2007



3175 Comments


Say Anything are absolutely terrible. I watched the sampler trailers for the new album and every thing I heard wasn't even near a 1/5. This band is terrible. They're rated high for being sorta experimental within their genre but ultimately are a mix of a poor man's Gatsby's America Dream and a crackwhore's Further Seems Forever. Oh ya and that's not even bringing up the aloof Panic references.


I don't see the Gatsby comparison at all. Besides it's not like GAD were the first pop-punk band to throw in weird time sigs or unusual melodies anyways, Descendents have been doing that for like 20 years (maybe not in the same way but still). And as for pop-punk bands I would easily put Say Anything in the top-tier, far above their contemporaries (Panic, FOB, Red Jumpsuit Faggaratus, MCR, etc.) at any rate. Bemis writes some great songs and his hooks kill.

Digging: United Nations - The Next Four Years

Two-Headed Boy
October 21st 2007



4527 Comments


I'm kinda looking forward to this, but ...Is a Real Boy didn't blow me away as much as I had anticipated. Nevertheless, I'll pick it up. Good review.

Serpento
October 21st 2007



2351 Comments


No, yeah, I get the Gatsby's comparison, but I don't see how Say Anything are a poor man's version of the band. They take the good of that band and make it more accessible to everyone, like the Descendents or Latterman (wow, that was a stretch.)

This album is tempting but I'm not expecting much, so I'll give it time.

JumpTheF**kUp
October 22nd 2007



2710 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

After listening to it a solid 3 or 4 times, I can finally say that this is excellent.



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