...Is a Real Boy

Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy
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Based on 5 reviews
2004 Ratings: #26 / 299
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Based on 29 ratings
2004 Ratings: #10
August 3, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Doghouse / Label
Pop Punk / Genres
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Unquestionably the groups greatest effort and perhaps the smartest and most powerful effort that came out of the mid-2000s Wapred Tour/Alternative Press/Fuse era of music. Somehow the groups most radio-played track is their silliest effort on the whole album, which would have given any layperson checking out the album after the groups commercial success a hefty surprise. The songwriting of Bemis is some of the wittiest I've ever encountered, with a grand level of humor and bite, packing either ... read more
The classic breakout album, and front-man Max Bemis' callback at most live shows. Teenage charm, and fun word play, along with some clever little love songs makes this an essential Alternative record.
And the record begins...with a song of rebellion.

For my money, it's the best pop-punk album of all-time bar none and one of the most impressive debuts I've ever heard. The genre wouldn't be the butt of jokes if anybody else could've come close to what this record accomplishes. I have listened to this thing hundreds of times, and have yet to get bored with it. The lyrics are undeniably witty and humorous, capable of expressing teen angst without inducing cringe and generally easy to relate ... read more
Favorite Tracks:
Alive With the Glory of Love
Slowly, Through a Vector
I Want to Know Your Plans
Admit It!!
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Track List

  1. Belt
  2. Woe
  3. The Writhing South
  4. Alive With the Glory of Love
  5. Yellow Cat (Slash) Red Cat
  6. The Futile
  7. Spidersong
  8. An Orgy of Critics
  9. Every Man Has a Molly
  10. Slowly, Through a Vector
  11. Chia-Like, I Shall Grow
  12. I Want To Know Your Plans
  13. Admit It!!!
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