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In Defense of the Genre

Say Anything - In Defense of the Genre
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2007 Ratings: #40 / 712
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
Liked by 6 people
October 23, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
J / Label
Pop Punk, Pop Rock / Genre
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Defense of what genre? Defend yourself with the closest weapon before I come after you with my Stanley 21mm Combination Spanner, crafted specifically for removal of kidneys from outside the body. Now what are you going to do? Defend pop punk? Yeah, sure, won't un-remove your kidneys, bitch.


There's some filler here, but Say Anything put together an ambitious double-disc that is chalked full of guest spots and a recurring storyline that keeps you listening until the end.


Well orchestrated, huge variance, and massive feature list showcasing a lot of big names in the radio rock/alternative of 2009. Probably the best album by Say Anything.

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Track List

  1. Skinny, Mean Man
  2. No Soul
  3. That Is Why
  4. Surgically Removing the Tracking Device
  5. This Is Fucking Ecstasy
  6. The Church Channel
  7. Shiksa (Girlfriend)
  8. Baby Girl, I'm a Blur
  9. Retarded in Love
  10. People Like You Are Why People Like Me Exist
  11. Died a Jew
  12. An Insult to the Dead
  13. Sorry, Dudes, My Bad
  14. Spay Me
  15. In Defense of the Genre
  16. The Truth Is, You Should Lie With Me
  17. The Word You Wield
  18. Vexed
  19. About Falling
  20. You're the Wanker, if Anyone Is
  21. Spores
  22. We Killed it
  23. Have at Thee!
  24. Hangover Song
  25. Goodbye Young Tutor, You've Now Outgrown Me
  26. I Used to Have a Heart
  27. Plea

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