In Defense Of The Genre CD (2007)

Artist: Say Anything

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Label Allegro Corporation
SKU 206257171
UPC 886971882926
UPC 14 00886971882926
Format CD
Release Date 11/1/2007
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Author Say Anything
Compilation Appearance Punk Goes Acoustic 2
Compilation Appearance Punk Goes Crunk(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 2008 Warped Tour Compilation
Compilation Appearance Take Action Vol 11
Technical Info
Engineer Brad Wood; Andy Jackson; Ross Peterson; Brad Wood
Producer Brad Wood; Brad Wood
CatalogID 88697188292
Lable Name J Records
Released 10/23/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 89m : 8s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886971882926
Album Notes and Credits
Say Anything: Alexander Kent (bass guitar); Jacob Linder, Jake Turner, Jeffrey Turner , Max Bemis, Parker Case.
Personnel: Max Bemis (vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboards); Parker Case (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Jake Turner, Jeffrey Turner (vocals, guitar); Jacob Linder (vocals, drums, percussion); Caithlin De Marrais, Chris Carrabba, Adam Lazarra, Laura June Kirsch, Joshua Sultan, Michael Auerbach, Ken Vasoli, Matt Skiba, Andy Jackson, Pete Yorn, Anna Waronker, Gerard Way, Jordan Pundik, Chad Gilbert , Aaron Gillespie, Anthony Raneri, Fred Mascherino, Chris Conley, Anthony Green (vocals).
Additional personnel: Haylie Williams, Trever Keith, Casey Prestwood (vocals); Caithlin De Marrais, Chris Carrabba, Adam Lazarra, Laura June Kirsch, Joshua Sultan, Michael Auerbach, DJ Swamp, Ken Vasoli, Matt Skiba, Andy Jackson, Pete Yorn, Anna Waronker, Gerard Way, Jordan Pundik, Chad Gilbert , Aaron Gillespie, Anthony Raneri, Fred Mascherino, Chris Conley, Anthony Green.
DJ: DJ Swamp.
Audio Mixer: Brad Wood .
Recording information: Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Seagrass Studios, Valley Village, CA.
Illustrator: Jeff Smith .
Photographer: Frank Ockenfels.
Say Anything is nothing if not ambitious. The band's first album, IS A REAL BOY, is a rock opera complete with characters, a storyline, and grand theatrical flourishes. Their sophomore release, 2007's IN DEFENSE OF THE GENRE, is a sweeping double album that finds lead singer and songwriter Max Bemis breaking away from his punk-pop roots into stylistically adventurous territory. Whether it's churning post-punk ("Skinny, Mean Man"), swinging show tunes ("That Is Why"), orchestral psychedelic ballads ("Retarded in Love"), or incisive singer-songwriter pop ("Spores")--all of which are distinguished by Bemis's smart, emo-tinged lyrical sensibility-- Say Anything prove they're anything but another cookie-cutter emo-pop act.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith its detours into slick synth pop, weepy roots rock, and big Broadway music, the sprawling GENRE proves that emo needn't be boxed in by stylistic dogma."
Entertainment Weekly (p.67) - "Unexpected as they are, DEFENSE's sonic twists almost always work....This is gloriously conflicted pop for the musically omnivorous."
Alternative Press (p.185) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "27 songs that celebrate the highest highs and lowest lows..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.50) - "It's dramatic emo with a cheeky wit, the showtune swing of 'That Is Why' softening a vicious outpouring of bile..."
Blender (Magazine) (p.150) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Over two discs and 27 songs, Bemis nuttily injects R&B thump, techno throb, Queen-style chanting and folkie mandolin into his emo."
Disc 1
1 Skinny, Mean Man,Spay Me
2 No Soul,In Defense Of The Genre
3 That Is Why,Truth Is, You Should Lie With Me, The
4 Surgically Removing The Tracking Device,Word You Wield, The
5 This is F***ing Ecstasy,Vexed
6 Church Channel, The,About Falling
7 Shiksa (Girlfriend),You're The Wanker, If Anyone Is
8 Baby Girl, I'm a Blur,Spores
9 Retarded in Love,We Killed It
10 People Like You Are Why People Like Me Exist,Have At Thee!
11 Died A Jew,Hangover Song
12 Insult To the Dead, An,Goodbye Young Tutor, You've Now Outgrown Me
13 Sorry, Dudes. My Bad.,I Used To Have A Heart
14 Plea
Disc 2
1 Skinny, Mean Man,Spay Me
2 No Soul,In Defense Of The Genre
3 That Is Why,Truth Is, You Should Lie With Me, The
4 Surgically Removing The Tracking Device,Word You Wield, The
5 This is F***ing Ecstasy,Vexed
6 Church Channel, The,About Falling
7 Shiksa (Girlfriend),You're The Wanker, If Anyone Is
8 Baby Girl, I'm a Blur,Spores
9 Retarded in Love,We Killed It
10 People Like You Are Why People Like Me Exist,Have At Thee!
11 Died A Jew,Hangover Song
12 Insult To the Dead, An,Goodbye Young Tutor, You've Now Outgrown Me
13 Sorry, Dudes. My Bad.,I Used To Have A Heart
14 Plea
Product Attributes
Artist Say Anything
Music Format Compact Disc

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