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Say Anything

Say Anything: ...Is A Real Boy...Is A Real Boy (2004)
Doghouse Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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The scene is dripping with irony. Thrift store connoisseurs decked out in flamboyantly colored kicks and "Jesus Is My Homeboy" t-shirts adorn the landscape. Cheesy synths have taken over indie music and wailing 80's heavy-metal riffs overflow out of the retro-loving chalice of modern music. Irony i.
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The scene is dripping with irony. Thrift store connoisseurs decked out in flamboyantly colored kicks and "Jesus Is My Homeboy" t-shirts adorn the landscape. Cheesy synths have taken over indie music and wailing 80's heavy-metal riffs overflow out of the retro-loving chalice of modern music. Irony is the new pink, and pink is the new black. Let's face it, this scene is almost identical to hipster New York fashion crazes and high school politics. Punks can be as -- if not more than -- pretentious and conceited as all those "jocks" and "preps" that most everyone else blames for ruining their teens. It's all about being cool, making sure that you say the right words to be considered the coolest. It's a continual progression hoarding deeper and deeper into the trough of egotistical self-absorption.

But, who am I to criticize other people for how they act. Isn't it pretentious to call pretentious people out on how pretentious they are? See!? Even this is ironic! We've delved too far into the pool of irony!!! There's no turning back!!! Say Anything's debut album, "...is a Real Boy", it appears, is the pinnacle of scene irony. Here it is people -- all the lesbian haircuts on guys and thick, plastic-framed glasses can't save you now. "Is a Real Boy" is a concept album, fucking drenched in irony, about the current state of the punk rock mindset. In brief, the story of the album is about a boy in an unsuccessful band (coincidentally called Say Anything) who simply can't stand "the vast hypocrisy inherent in society". This all changes when, one day, a magical power forces our hero to shout out his innermost feelings "in the form of fully orchestrated rock anthems". Instead of being shunned by his peers, teenagers across the country grow to love him and idolize him. So the emo commentary is set, poised to attack the cold, dark heart of the music industry.

Slapped on the cover of this album upon buying it was a blurb of orgasmic praise from the one and only Jason Tate. Praise from Absolutepunk.net is usually overblown hype and a masturbatory opening statement in the liner notes usually means the band is way to self-absorbed to be taken seriously. There is no way I would believe that this would be a good album from all the reading they ask you to do. What grabs you is the songwriting. "Belt" is a fantastic opener. It's a song rife with gang-vocals, harmonies out the ass, and a great sense of melody and storytelling. The best aspect of Say Anything is their knack for combining excellent hooks with great story-telling. Bands such as The Weakerthans are called to mind just for the use of melody to aid the story, not the other way around. While the music is great, the lyrics are the focal point. Hidden within the text of the story of a boy thrust into the world of alternative rock is a heavy social commentary on the world around him. Lyrics about lost identity, sex, and contradictions fill this CD. There is a charming quirkiness about the words written down. Lines like "When I watch you, I want to do you right where you're standing, right on the foyer, on this dark day, right in plain view" evoke laughter, while lines like "I want to know your plans and how involved in them I am" give you a sense of how warm and loving Say Anything are. In the song "Every Man Has a Molly", the singer urges all his fans to buy his merch because previous open-journal lyrics caused his last girlfriend to break up with him. I always did wonder how all those girls who were the subject of emo songs felt.

Furthermore, this entire album was orchestrated by one guy: Max Bemis. He plays everything on this album, save percussion, right down to the synth riffs that randomly pop up. If anything, this is one of the best albums I've heard spring out of one mind alone. Sonically, I'm hard pressed to explain what Say Anything sounds like. I want to say Moneen, Bright Eyes, and Green Day thrown together, but that doesn't really sum them up that well. On songs like "The Writhing South" you can hear hints of folk-punk like Flogging Molly. "Alive With The Glory of Love" calls to mind a Smiths/Strokes hybrid. I can't help but hear Piebald in "Passing Slowly Through a Vector". Also, I can't explain it, but "Chia-like I Shall Grow" reminds me of a punked out Genesis.

Beyond the orchestration of instruments, you can't help but notice the vocal arrangements. The harmonies and campfire singalongs are one of the key elements of "Is a Real Boy". In the liner notes, some twenty-four people are credited with guest and backing vocals on this album (it's like a Polyphonic Punk Spree). Bemis clearly knows how to effectively call in a gang of guys to shout out "what say you and all your friends step up to my friends in the alley tonight". Female sirens are ushered in to sing into the more harmonious parts of the album, such as the mid-album anthem "Yellow Cat (Slash) Red Cat" telling off naysayers, "These are my friends, this who they have always been". There rarely is a moment when no backing vocals have been included.

Bemis seems to be a little overzelous in his attack on hypocritical entertainers, but he is clearly passionate about it. At times the music can go through a slight stretch where it gets a little mundane, but is saved by the last minute riff or breakdown, and excellent lyrics. Yes, this album is highly ironic in that it's critical of the scene it's categorized in and it's an album about a band and there are songs in here that are about songs. But, Bemis's overall quirkiness makes it work. When he tells the music industry to "go choke on your irony", he is leaving his own band out of the mix. At least check out their e-card on their site.

 

 
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toosoftforpunk (May 27, 2012)

"Emo"'s answer to album oriented rock and it is quite possibly the best album of the 2000's.

geoudes (December 7, 2011)

Max Bemis is a lyrical genius. Definitely one of my favorite bands

xsummerxsaddismx (February 7, 2008)

i really love say anything,
they are my favorite band ever!

max bemis is so amazing and inspirational!
i love him!

i really think is a real boy captures all of his troubles,

(:

drumrchik (February 18, 2007)

I LOVE IT TOTALLY! umm one q tho.. someone told me it's from a musical.. is there a musical this is made from? if so i want to buy ti so bad. please tell me the name of it if you know it.. thanx lots luv

peggy-lusparkletoes (December 18, 2006)

I LOVE THIS AAALLLBBBUUUMM!!!
its emense!!!
it love it!!!
xoxox

tanya_1011 (August 20, 2006)

clearly this album rocks, especially "alive..." max bemis is unapolagetically honest, and he doesn't just conform to what is gonna be popular and mainstream to the public.

treos (August 3, 2006)

I like this cd, its pretty sweet, the futile kicks ass, unfortunately its also ironic how say anything tours with fags like dashboard

Anonymous (April 25, 2006)

i thought it was a good fucking review.

Anonymous (April 16, 2006)

my favourite cd
ever.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

Amazing.

pasha (March 14, 2006)

brilliant.

Anonymous (February 27, 2006)

you should have walk through hell on purevolume its an amazeing song and people should be able to listen to it

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

Max Bemis=God

I fucken love this album ive listened to them for years lemme know if uwant any old stuff tomurbo@netscape.net

etwiels88 (November 6, 2005)

This is an exceptional album. Sucks I just heard it a few weeks ago, I hate listening to albums like two years after they come out.

Kismet_ashes (October 30, 2005)

Oh fuck. Oops. Wrong rating. Ok I meant to give THIS rating.

I'm such a fucktard. Make fun of me all you want.

Kismet_ashes (October 30, 2005)

I, personally, love this album. I'm not gonna go on to say what stupid fucks the other reviewers are. [although some of them are] I just think it's really stupid how people give a bad review just because of the length of an album. It's stupid and ridiculous. I LIKE IT when albums are long. When I like an album, I don't want it to end. It doesn't bother me if it's long. But that's just me. And uhh where did Avril Lavigne come into this??? WTF?

Ok well anyways... Yeah I think Bemis is an awesome guy as far as lyrics go. And a great musician as well. Of course. To think that he produced this album all on his own... wow.

I love this album. That's my personal opinion.

Anonymous (August 6, 2005)

Yes, this album is good. No I shouldn't really like it considering what I normally listen to.. but it's just awesome : I can't explain it.

Anonymous (May 21, 2005)

you bunch of fucking "dipshits", this is for commenting on the album! not frigging insulting each other, get each other's e-mail addy's if you want to do that....anyway, i really love Say anythning! they are a great fucking band, and so what i they're a cross between bright eyes and weakerthens, they are also two of my fave bands...and did you guys just learn the word pretentious form that article, cuz you're using it alot...and if you were insukted by it...well,l it's time to smell the fucking roses, you're a hypocrit...you are not a punk, if you were insulted by taht, cuz it was the truth! anyways, I like the guy who wrote that and say anything/bright eyes/weakerthans kick major ass!!

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

awesome

Anonymous (January 30, 2005)

I praise the All-Holy Bemis. I saw him in November and he kicked some ass. The new cd still hasnt lost my taste and i listen to it every fuckin day. I suggest everyone to buy it. Also be sure to get the previously recorded album, "Baseball." Its hard to find but email me if u want it- i can help out- bsblngrlsmkmyday@aol.com

say anything=life

bemis kicks ass

Anonymous (January 29, 2005)

i bought it when it first came out, this album hasn't left my car since it went in there

KeithyBoBeefy (January 16, 2005)

Good album. Very good album.

Anonymous (January 15, 2005)

is it only me that thinks that this website should review the music a bit more cuz i get the impression that only the lyrics are reviewed. it is called music for a reason

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

Score is for the review which is very well written.

I actually like this album even though it is the opposite of what I would normally listen to. I think that says a lot.

Anonymous (November 28, 2004)

This album is amazing. The lyrics have an odd way of making sense and the music is great. I knew id like this album from the first time i heard "Alive With The Glory Of Love"

Anonymous (November 7, 2004)

it's mostly catchy, but this record is totally not worth the deluge of accolages it has gotten...i read the review on ap.net, and if tate didn't get paid to make this guy sound like jesus, then he's dumber than i thought...this isn't a four and a half star album, and this guy isn't as original as everyone seems to think...

Anonymous (September 12, 2004)

This Max Bemis is wierd, but i like him. The confidence in him is evident in this album and i think that it is shown through its honest lyrics.

Anonymous (September 6, 2004)

good album but Bemis' other two albums that i know, baseball and menorah/majora are better ...still a good album

Anonymous (September 3, 2004)

i can't stop listening to this record. it absolutely blows my mind.

Anonymous (August 30, 2004)

good album

lostinthecrowd13 (August 28, 2004)

One of the best albums of the year. Up there with Audio Karate and Autopilot Off.

Anonymous (August 27, 2004)

i dont get this album

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

I agree that this album rocks...the goldfinger connection i don't hear...and really...thats a good thing.

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

this album is really good and unique, i cant believe that nobody noticed the similarity in this singers voice and goldfingers they both sound really similar, does anyone else agree

theevilmonkey (August 13, 2004)

After having now listened to this album, I can pretty confidently state it's one of my favorite albums to come out so far this year.

That said, one small comparison that can be made, is that when you consider lyrical quality and lyrical content, the blunt honesty of Weezer shines through in quite a few of these songs- Every Man Has a Molly seems like it could easily have it's lyrics put into a Weezer song and sound perfectly normal. I love this album- it has some Bright Eyes elements (Slowly, Through a Vector), Weezer-ish lyrics, and terrific vocals. I think the strongest point of this album is that every song sounds different in it's own way, and though that should be the case with every band, it often isn't.

Imposs1ble (August 12, 2004)

I may be a little late, but I really thought that was a well written review. This is a very smart, fun album. Oh yeah, BSD, you should probably create a new signature and start from scratch. Things aren't looking good for you.

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

BSD is the best person on this website

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

BSD

...is a fucking genious

(sarcasm, sarcasm)

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

seriously...i am the one who said it in the first place...do you submit that i insulted myself?

you're fun

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

BSD...who was insulted?

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

hahah you are married you must be old thats why you correct grammerr are you a schoolteacher?

wait....is this mr. remington my highschool english teacher? I knew you listened to the punk rawk!!

Why don't you get laid much anymore MR. Rem? Tell your wife to keep your belly full and your balls empty yeeehaaaaaaaaawwwwww!

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

Still... If you're mature, "get laid" wouldn't be any insult... "Get laid" is an insult to 15 year old football team players who rape each other in the locker room. I'm assuming you're mature, so act mature. Not everything has to end with "dipshit" or "moron" for emphasis... Fuckface.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

although i agree this is all stupid, BSD you are always a fucking moron

rarely getting laid is the opposite of bragging...in fact there was no bragging at all there, dipshit

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

"i am married but i guess that means rarely getting laid"

Bragging about being married and fucking your wife on a message board is one reason you really need to kill yourself.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

At least he has a sense of humor, that's a shocker!

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

nope actually i knew that...thanks for agreeing with me though!

i am married but i guess that means rarely getting laid

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

"well done BSD... you idiot...that is totally incorrect...

1) Double quotes are used on the main quote (not single quotes)

2) The single quotes are only used for the quote within the main quote

3) yes, the comma should be in the single quotes (if you had that right) unless you are in England...which you may be and in that case that is the only part you got correct

nice try"

translation- "Hi BSD , i'm a total fucking homo who actually looked that shit up in the MLA because i'm gay and will never get laid, by man or woman"

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

well done BSD... you idiot...that is totally incorrect...

1) Double quotes are used on the main quote (not single quotes)

2) The single quotes are only used for the quote within the main quote

3) yes, the comma should be in the single quotes (if you had that right) unless you are in England...which you may be and in that case that is the only part you got correct

nice try

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

anywon who cares about proper grammer on a fucking internet site is a total piece of shit pussy that needs to find better shit to dew with there time. '

''''dorks!!"

and oh yea, this shit seems pretty pretentious. take bright eyes and mix it with the last weakerthans album.

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

You're full of shit.

Are you saying that the following is incorrect?:

'I liked the song "Cop Cars", but as a whole, this album doesn't live up to its classic status.'

-BSD

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

come to think of it though...i am almost positive that periods and commas always go inside the quotation marks...even those of song titles...nice try--uh oh-- better get out your MLA manual

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

oh yeah...if you want more specifics...the quotations of lyrical content should contain a prefacing elipses if they are taken from a point other than the beginning of the quoted sentence...did you forget that part of your advanced MLA mastery course...little twit

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

thought that was obvious...sorry that i was not more specific...that was what i was referencing...paragraph 5 is quoting lyrics...your grasp of MLA is astonishing

soulbleed (August 10, 2004)

oh yeah...punctuation goes inside quotation marks

punctuation only goes inside quotation marks when it's being used in a quote. when it's referencing something, like a song title, the comma goes outside the quotation marks. you should read up on your MLA before you continue to make yourself look dumb :)

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

yep, you got it right...man i used to love that movie

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

Atreyu was the boy in Neverending Story. Not the main character, the kid who's reading, but the boy from the story he's reading. I think the name of the big dragon/dog was Falcor? Man, I'm getting old...

I heard one of these songs on the radio, the one about your friends and my friends meeting in the alley tonight. Good old Indie 103.1. They sound pretty good (or he does at least).

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

More like Jon BLEWsack.

And I'm guessing this is what Kirby's penis looks like about now with that filthy manimal he's been shagging.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

More like Jon BLEWsack.

And I'm guessing this is what Kirby's penis looks like about now with that filthy manimal he's been shagging.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

Yeah, he references his use of drugs throughout the album. Whether it's true or just begging for attention is yet to be told. I can totally picture this guy being pretentious, but that doesnt change that this album is good.

-benz

(yeah, too lazy to ever remember my password)

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

I recently read on Buddyhead about how the singer of this band is always trying to score coke and how this "bums out the dude from Dashboard."

Oh, and Scott:

Nothing even remotely referenced to Rocket Summer has balls.

In loving memory of Rick James,
Jesse

(my internet is down and I have to do this over 56k modem-hence the non-logging in.)

Anonymous (August 10, 2004)

Yeah, Brandis killed himself a few years ago.

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

johnathan brandis is dead?

sethcohen (August 9, 2004)

Atreyu wasn't the boy in The Neverending Story. That character, so well played by the late, great Jonathan Brandis went by the name Bastian. Atreyu was the flying dog I believe.

FortyMinutesWest (August 9, 2004)

Meh.

unconcerned (August 9, 2004)

Was this taken straight from a one sheet or what?

This isn't so much a review but a more verbose blow job...

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

best album ever,almost

theres one song that almost sounds new metal and im not into it, its that "FIRE in the peach pit song

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

"the album art is like the dick being shoved in your ass if you listen to this."

Thrust.

It's a decent album. But it just drags on for too long.

FeatheredMullet (August 9, 2004)

some people have said this cover looks like a penis, but if your penis looks like the cover - you should see a doctor. The nine is for John Cusack's movie.

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

yep, that's a shame

Jd (August 9, 2004)

there is another review floating around punknews.org about this record. but this one ran instead. oh well.

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

don't they have a guitarist...i think his name is Casper Adams...from national acrobat i think

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

"...it's critical of the scene it's categorized in"...that is correctly used

"...and it's an album about a band and there are songs in here that are about songs"...that is not ironic

oh yeah...punctuation goes inside quotation marks

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

where is the irony in the second sentences of the first two paragraphs, respectively?

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

no, i used the term irony correctly.

-benz

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

reviewer,

here is the definition of the word "irony"...learn it before you use it incorrectly so many times...

(1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

"How can [Avril] even compare herself to great artists that actuall MAKE THEIR OWN MUSIC like Sum 41"

yes. great artists like Sum 41. indeed. not to mention other "great artists", like Nickelback and Sister Hazel.

pwfanatic (August 9, 2004)

this score is for 80's cusack flicks.

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

i havent heard the words 'prep' and 'poser' used that much since middle school/

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

And I don't care what you say, "Let Go" is the "Extinction" of our generation.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

Nope, it's shit.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

Avril lavigne is a disgrace to the brand converse and all the other stuff she wears. She is the biggest poseur ever. How can she even compare herself to great artists that actuall MAKE THEIR OWN MUSIC like Sum 41. Only the preppiest of people actually think she is punk. Her poseur attempts are so lame. Ever wonder why her merchandise isn't sold at hot topic? Its cuz she's a preppy poseur. She is just like britney spears except poseur. If you truly believe she is a punk then you are a prep.

Anonymous (August 9, 2004)

"This record is really, really, really good. It's like the Rocket Summer with balls. "
ahaha, This guy was sought after by Drive-thru when he was in 7th grade and he was also put in a mental instituation cause he got punched in the face by some one he thought was his friend in make up after a long day in the studio (im thinking studio = bar)

thriceequalsgod (August 9, 2004)

this album is incredible. the lyrics are great and they manage to sound like piebald and bright eyes (to some extent) while being very original. some of the best of the year so far.

Anonymous (August 8, 2004)

You see, it's a difference between basic audience member idiologies. Someone who considers "squat dicks" an insult is obviously not going to be a RAMBO fan.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 8, 2004)

bsd you fuckup.

i knew you'd be into rambo, i've seen them serveral times and just let me say: worst band ever, fucking squat dicks.

Anonymous (August 8, 2004)

and Atreyu is the kid from never ending story! wow, these bands love movies.

also, i finally saw the movie Say Anything today. i really do not like that film.

-benz

Anonymous (August 8, 2004)

"could i call my band "rambo" or "alien vs predator vs iron chef"? would that be the same?"

There already is a R.A.M.B.O., and they're awesome. The best band name now is "COBRA" or Sylvester Stalone's car plates in that movie "AWSOM 5".

How about a "dark" emo band ala Atreyu called Zombies Ate My Neighbors!?

-BSD

Anonymous (August 8, 2004)

Awesome.

kenjamin (August 8, 2004)

Review was good, I got your back buddy. Still don't have this album

Anonymous (August 8, 2004)

the cover looks like a BONER

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

why is everyone ripping on this review? there is nothing wrong with it.

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

this album is amazing. go buy it.

ShamrocknRoll (August 7, 2004)

pretty good album...i thought it would be totally emo. but then again tate likes it so i tried really hard to not like it and lost.

score is for the review

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

this band is not emo at all.
i don't even think they were aiming for emo, the whole album pretty much critiques it.
they do have a very emo band name though.

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

yeah, and piebald was really good. what's your point?

pastepunk (August 7, 2004)

Say Anything are seriously overrated. Piebald was doing this sound/style about eight years ago, and with far more tact.

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

I'm gonna have to go buy this record today.

Anonymous (August 7, 2004)

the album art is like the dick being shoved in your ass if you listen to this.

theevilmonkey (August 6, 2004)

Ha ha ha show me what you got.

theevilmonkey (August 6, 2004)

I couldn't think of a genre.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

these guys are emo?

theevilmonkey (August 6, 2004)

I haven't heard the whole album yet- but from listening to the Writhing South over and over again, I can solidly say that they excel at their "Hey, hey, heys" and their "Yeah, yeah, yeahs".

They're like the Less Than Jake of emo! Oh wait- Less Than Jake IS emo now. Not very good emo, though. Score's for Hello Rockview!

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

i agree with scott on this one. this band is very catchy pop-sorta oriented, so most people would dismiss it as being music for chicks, but there is a definite level of badassedness.

-benz

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

hey what just happened?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

hey what just happened?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

hey what just happened?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

hey what just happened?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

hey what just happened?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

hey what just happened?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

hey what just happened?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

hey what just happened?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

crap.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

This record fucking blows. The review was good though.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

definetly not a bad review at all, well written

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

worst reviewer on the site?? c'mon, give me some credit!

-benz

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

i'd kind of like to see a punknews.org staff review as well

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

An incredible debut. Hands down album of the year to this point.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

The band may be pretentious, but it's still 10x better than the other shit reviewed here at punknews.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

This album is great, especially lyrically. I wouldn't call it punk though. I would just call it rock.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

i completely agree with the opening paragraph.

mykindofmurder (August 6, 2004)

could i call my band "rambo" or "alien vs predator vs iron chef"? would that be the same?

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

calling your band Say Anything is like calling your band Donnie Darko.

mykindofmurder (August 6, 2004)

i downloaded the track available on ap.net, and it was decent. maybe ill DL the rest.

GYBE (August 6, 2004)

This band was terrible when I saw them live.

maverick (August 6, 2004)

This record is really, really, really good. It's like the Rocket Summer with balls.

-Scott

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

its shit like this that makes me think, "why do i ever read reviews on this site?"

kenjamin (August 6, 2004)

I'm going to pick it up. I'll probably embarrassed to own it in 6 months but what the hell, I'm a pretentious prick and only care about how cool i am. I heard the e-card a while back and I was super impressed.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

Sounds like crap to meeee

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

score is for the opening paragraphs of the review.

this band is pretentious as shit and fucking blows ass though.

Anonymous (August 6, 2004)

benz is the worst reviewer on this site

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