In Defense Of The Genre

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. When Bemis is on--shuffling between a touching Latinate melody and an ace, bloodletting chorus on 'Hangover Song,' delivering the sugar-rush pop of 'Shiksa (Girlfriend)'--his songs are tuneful and invigorating.
  2. It’s the same Say Anything that we’ve heard before, only this time around, they’ve switched out their melodic focus for an expanded musical palette, which is ultimately a gift and a curse at the same time.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Sep 17, 2013
    8
    This album would be easily a 9 and maybe even a 10 if the band had decided to make this a single-disc LP. The number of unnecessary tracksThis album would be easily a 9 and maybe even a 10 if the band had decided to make this a single-disc LP. The number of unnecessary tracks included could create a decent b-sides album. Full Review »
  2. Mar 19, 2012
    9
    An astounding album of catching tunes and amazing lyrics. Say Anything's follow up to ...Is a real boy is a masterpiece thats a crowningAn astounding album of catching tunes and amazing lyrics. Say Anything's follow up to ...Is a real boy is a masterpiece thats a crowning achievement in music. Full Review »
  3. HunterG.
    Sep 2, 2008
    10
    Say anything is defiantly one of the greatest bands of its generation. Lead singer, Max bemis, is truly one of the best songwriters of all time.