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2012 release, the fifth album from the Alt-Rock/Punk band. The album was recorded between August and September, 2011, and finds the band attempting to write their first true Punk album, lyrically. Features 'Burn A Miracle' and 'Say Anything'.

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  • Audio CD (March 13, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Equal Vision Records
  • ASIN: B0071BXZYY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,437 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"Admit it Again..." just feels like whining.
Shannon Mcintosh
Probably not, but it has its specific place in their discography and I'm certainly glad of that!
Todd Crawford
This one is still fun with some catchy tracks.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Grimes on March 13, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I think it is difficult for anyone reviewing a Say Anything record to not mention ...Is a Real Boy. The majority of Say Anything fans came into the band on that record which is coupled with the fact that it is an extraordinary piece of music. As such, it is has always proven difficult for listeners to forget that album when listening to the latest offering by Say Anything. People seem to have a knack for automatically judging new records against ...Is a Real Boy. A comparison that I find only brings a yearning for a sonic regression and meaningless scapegoats as to why the newest album isn't as enjoyable as Boy.

Anarchy, My Dear defies expectations in many ways and not all of them are strong points. It is clear that Max could write an album of angry songs filled with angst if he wanted to. Indeed, there are moments of that on the record ala "Burn a Miracle" and "Admit It Again". Yet, these somehow feel out of place amidst a shower of slower, mid-tempo tunes.

Like it or not, Max has his life together. He is no longer a depressed, drug-addled mess. Boy was a reflection of his life at the moment which makes it highly unlikely that a record in that vein will ever be made again. Max writes from his life experiences and that makes his work stand out in that it is so damn sincere. Despite the cheesiness of certain lyrics on songs like "So Good", these are straight from the heart. It makes songs like the two aforementioned seem out of place in the context of the others.

Musically, the band is as strong as ever. Coby's drum work is tight and Max's penchant for melody is not lost. Lyrically, however, most of the songs feel simplistic. Those familiar with Max's Painful Splits work are going to find a lot of similarities (in fact, I notice a common line or two).
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J on March 16, 2012
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Out of 11 tracks on "Anarchy, My Dear," I can say that only one tune really showcased the band firing on all cylinders (which is, ironically, the track called "Say Anything"). I'm not one of the SA fans that holds "...Is A Real Boy" as their masterwork, nor do I want them to keep releasing the same material on every record. However, I also don't want them writing/recording what amounts to the laziest batch of songs they've committed to tape.

My biggest gripe with this record is that there are hints of greatness. Little moments pop up in certain tracks that make you go "aha! This is what they were leading up to!" only to then return to the same boring and plodding bits mere seconds later. And the guitars (which are a very unsung great factor to this group) are completely weak, and almost non existent. What happened here?

It seems that a lot of diehard fans are equating any negative view of this record to be "just because it's not ...Is A Real Boy" or "you're just not happy that Max Bemis isn't tortured anymore!" This simply is not the case for me. The songs never go anywhere, the lyrics are almost uniformly awful, and it just comes off as sounding like a group of people going through the motions. A huge disappointment.
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Say Anything's Max Bemis has certainly been busy lately. Between Say Anything, Perma, Painful Splits, Two Tongues, and the songs he writes specifically for individual people with his own song shop service, I had been starting to wonder whether a new Say Anything album would retain that same uniqueness and passion that sets each apart. This isn't a band that's been afraid to switch it up, and as a result, we have seen 3 distinctive LPs (4 if you count the out of print Baseball) and this latest one continues the trend of standing out from the rest. Each and every song on here sounds different from the last, and almost of them have sacrificed the punk rock-style driving guitars that have been featured prominently on In Defense of the Genre and Self-Titled. Instead, increased emphasis has actually been placed on the bass, which really rises to prominence here on some tracks, as well as keyboards and a host of other instruments, even harmonicas; the whole bit.

As far as overall direction, we're seeing a few different things here. Though Max has said that he wanted this album to be a lot less slick and "polished" than Self-Titled, the final product retains the same radio-friendly songwriting and (mostly) lighthearted subject matter of that album, once again foregoing the swearing almost entirely; there are no songs like "Little Girls" or "In Defense of the Genre," on here, that's for sure. However, Anarchy My Dear brings back much of the quirkiness, both lyrically and musically, that was in far shorter supply on Self-Titled, and I think this album's stronger for it.
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By steve on January 22, 2014
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I'll say anything to complete this review, though his first album was the best. This one is still fun with some catchy tracks. Like Overbiter, and So Good.
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Very good album. Favs-The Stephen Hawking, peace out, of steel, admit it again, so good. Its one of those cd's you play your favorites then listen more and realize how much you like the additional songs and then they become favorites too.
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