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12:40 PM on 06/19/14
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Killer review. I agree with just about everything except the fact that I really like "My Greatest Fear."

When first hearing the singles, I was pretty unhappy. But after putting them on my phone, and spending some time with them in the car, the "wtf, I'm pissed at no guitars" sentiment left me and I could actually have fun and enjoy these songs. Now, I can't stop listening to this album.

"A Look" doesn't get much love on the boards but I think it's one of the best. Max's parts might be a little forgettable but Stacy King's vocals are top notch and Bob Nanna's outro is so infectious. Never thought the Braid frontman would be on a Say Anything album.

Also, glad you mentioned your website in the comments. Never seen it before but it looks nice and I'm definitely going to bookmark it for future reading. Keep up the great writing!
04:14 PM on 06/19/14
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Love this album. Hate the Andy Hull feature though, ha.
04:20 PM on 06/19/14
Vance Mook
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Great review! And spot on. Not only is the album polarizing, but for me personally, every song is. there are moments that I love in every song, and then parts I just can't stand (IE 'kall me Kubrick' is amazing, until the swastiKAs. 'My greatest fear' starts out vocally and lyrically pretty painful, but then I enjoy the hell out of the rest of it once the tempo picks up. 'Push' is pretty boring but the bridge by Aaron Weiss is incredible. And so on and so on for every song.)
Thanks! I know some people won't get this, but I genuinely think that adds to how much I like the album in general- there's a certain unpredictability, theatrics and number of tempo changes throughout the songs that were lacking on Anarchy My Dear, and to a lesser extent self-titled. I will say that my opinion on "My Greatest Fear" seems to be unpopular; a lot of people have been citing that song as one of their favorites. Coincidentally, I think "Push" is one of the album's best cuts.
04:29 PM on 06/19/14
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Killer review. I agree with just about everything except the fact that I really like "My Greatest Fear."

When first hearing the singles, I was pretty unhappy. But after putting them on my phone, and spending some time with them in the car, the "wtf, I'm pissed at no guitars" sentiment left me and I could actually have fun and enjoy these songs. Now, I can't stop listening to this album.

"A Look" doesn't get much love on the boards but I think it's one of the best. Max's parts might be a little forgettable but Stacy King's vocals are top notch and Bob Nanna's outro is so infectious. Never thought the Braid frontman would be on a Say Anything album.

Also, glad you mentioned your website in the comments. Never seen it before but it looks nice and I'm definitely going to bookmark it for future reading. Keep up the great writing!
Thanks for reading! I'm glad you were able to get past the instrumentation; I actually really enjoy how the organic stuff mixes with keys and string arrangements. "A Look" still hasn't hooked me very much (although "Judas Decapitation" clicked really strongly with me today), but it's far from bad, and those guest spots are fantastic.

Also, thanks so much for checking out the website! We've only been doing it for about a year, and I've only been in college for journalism-communications, so we're consistently trying to improve the design and format. We recently relaunched with new staff members and are getting better numbers than ever at the moment, so I think our writing/features/exclusives are getting better as well (we just interviews Dreamtigers, which is half of Defeater, and we're interviewing Foxy Shazam sometime next week). It's just cool to be a part of this collective of college kids who want nothing more than to write about and help share good music.
04:32 PM on 06/19/14
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Love this album. Hate the Andy Hull feature though, ha.
So jazzy- I love both features, my favorite parts of that song haha.
04:38 PM on 06/19/14
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So jazzy- I love both features, my favorite parts of that song haha.
The Jon Simmons one is definitely my favourite part of the song, and I don't even like him, ha.
06:26 AM on 06/20/14
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Nice review! I don't know about "Nibble Nibble" though...song doesn't sit right for me.
07:10 AM on 06/20/14
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Thanks for reading! I'm glad you were able to get past the instrumentation; I actually really enjoy how the organic stuff mixes with keys and string arrangements. "A Look" still hasn't hooked me very much (although "Judas Decapitation" clicked really strongly with me today), but it's far from bad, and those guest spots are fantastic.

Also, thanks so much for checking out the website! We've only been doing it for about a year, and I've only been in college for journalism-communications, so we're consistently trying to improve the design and format. We recently relaunched with new staff members and are getting better numbers than ever at the moment, so I think our writing/features/exclusives are getting better as well (we just interviews Dreamtigers, which is half of Defeater, and we're interviewing Foxy Shazam sometime next week). It's just cool to be a part of this collective of college kids who want nothing more than to write about and help share good music.
Judas was one of the songs that clicked the quickest with me once I heard the whole album but I'm a Los Campesinos! fanboy so anything Garreth touches, I'm a fan of. I do like how the organic stuff meshes like you mentioned though I do think there are spots in songs that the strings (even though they were all recorded live) sound too processed or something and come off a little annoying. Not enough to turn me off from any song or the album as a whole but there are just parts that I wish the strings had more depth or fullness to them rather than how it does.
07:23 AM on 06/26/14
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Excellent review...but I'm shocked to see the dislike towards "My Greatest Fear..."

That song is one of my favorites. Almost exclusively because of how badass I think Keith's part sounds. I love the song on the whole, but I reeeeally dig that part.
Fully agree. My Greatest Fear is by far the standout track on this album to me. Huge improvement over their last two releases.

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