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Anarchy, My Dear

Anarchy, My Dear

March 13, 2012
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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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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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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I'm not sure why the reviews aren't more expressive of how good this is. This is not exactly their first album like they kept saying, but it does have that sound production wise, and for me it's pretty exciting like that record was. Every song is great, except for "Sheep", which is just ok (to me) although that one's growing a little. The guitars on here aren't that distorted, but they are just a 'rocking' as any of their other songs if not more. These songs are great, and to me it seems like they are headed in a great direction. These songs are authentic sounding and not over-produced like the last album, actually this album is better sounding than their last two albums. The lyrics are great too especially in 'the stephen hawking', which is one of their best songs period I think. I just saw them live and they did that one and it was incredible (at starland in NJ), the ending was really incredible and I felt emotional watching them they are so good live. Get this album, and just be open minded, but know that this album is a million times better than their self-titled one, and I think I like it more than 'In Defense'. I would probably give it 4 and a half stars but it's a great one. Admit it again is even good, which I was skeptical of since it's a sequel to a song. Also, see them live. Or don't, since that will keep their ticket prices down.
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excellent. max just gets better and better. I was told this album was less "angsty" and not as good the last couple. I completely disagree. Honestly, is he supposed to stay an angry adolescent forever?? Some artists never grow, then fade away cuz they have nothing left to say. Not this band. Can't wait for their next one
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Anarchy, My Dear has been released for roughly a year now, (and for many fans it was available two months prior to its official debut) and now that the smoke has finally cleared around the album I feel safe to write my own review after reading so many which are biased one way or another. For those of you who have read Sputnik Music's one star review, I can safely assure you that this is NOT a one star album. (What is???) Is it Say Anything's best yet? Probably not, but it has its specific place in their discography and I'm certainly glad of that! In fact, while not perfect, it was my favorite album of 2012. Is Anarchy, My Dear the Is A Real Boy, pt. 2 fans have been talking about? Well, yes and no! You can certainly tell that Tim O'Heir's production of their breakthrough album has influenced this outing, as he has returned for the production on this latest release. This definitely sounds more Is A Real Boy than In Defense of the Genre, just not in the fashion that I think many fans were expecting. Whereas IARB was about Max hating on everyone and finally at its epic conclusion ("Admit It!!!") realizing that there is no "Me Vs. Everyone", but that he was just as flawed and arrogant as those he is so opposed to. I found Anarchy, My Dear is much more a parallel of that meant to contrast Max's moods then. For example, in "Admit It, Again" one could see its epilogue as a way of saying "I grew up and moved on, yet there are still people who are acting like we just graduated high school." A majority of the songs are mid-tempo, and there's a slew of love-themed anthems, but something that I believe many forget is that a song is good if a song is good. Shakespeare wrote largely of what scholars believe to be one singular woman. Edgar Allen Poe wrote about the muses of his life.Read more ›
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