Oliver Appropriate

Say Anything - Oliver Appropriate
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
January 25, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dine Alone / Label
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Likely the best album the group has produced since their self-titled release now a decade ago, the group continue to struggle to capture the allure and gusto that they exhibited on ... Is A Boy, and likely recognize that the accomplishments they had on that album would never be fully relived again. This album is especially toned-down and introspective, in a reflective sort of way over their career that has spanned over fifteen years now. If this is the groups swan song, then it is not quite up ... read more
The 2nd best Say Anything album, it's just not like anything else they've made and I love Max Bemis' writing and performance on this album.
The last Say Anything record. I have been a fan of Max Bemis and Say Anything since 2005 when I was a troubled teen and first heard Is a Real Boy... There have been ups and downs in the discography, but there is an obvious downward trend in accessibility as records were released. Oliver Appropriate is no exception.

In concept, this is the follow-up to their first record that put them on the map and in my heart. A weird collection of songs about self-loathing, self-lusting, and queer ... read more
The more I listen to Oliver Appropriate, the more it becomes one of my favorite Say Anything albums. I love its stripped-back and vulnerable acoustic approach--Say Anything has done songs like this, but if I'm remembering correctly, this is the first time they've done a full studio album working with this style. It's great. Me likey.
'Oliver Appropriate' is a bit of a struggle to listen to. The album is not at all shy on its tones and lyricism, both of which are the stars for sure, but it's not easy to digest. Clearly lead singer and writer, Max Bemis, has been through a lot recently and this album was a cathartic way to get it off of his chest, and for that, this album is commendable and worth at least one listen through. That being said, those are the only positives. While the lyrics and overall tone are interesting, the ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Band Fuel
  2. Daze
  3. Pink Snot
  4. Greased
  5. Ew Jersey
  6. Mouthbreather
  7. When I'm Acid
  8. Captive Audience
  9. Your Father
  10. Send You Off
  11. Fired
  12. It's a Process
  13. The Hardest
  14. Sediment

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Added on: October 13, 2018