Anarchy, My Dear

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Anarchy, My Dear
Studio album by Say Anything
Released March 13, 2012
Genre Pop punk, alternative rock
Length 48:27
Label Equal Vision
Producer Tim O'Heir
Say Anything chronology
Say Anything
(2009)
Anarchy, My Dear
(2012)
Hebrews (2014)
Singles from Anarchy, My Dear
  1. "Burn A Miracle"
    Released: December 20, 2011
  2. "Say Anything"
    Released: January 31, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sputnikmusic 1/5 stars[1]
Rocksound (8/10)[2]
Consequence of Sound 1.5/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[4]
Absolutepunk.net 85%[5]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[6]

Anarchy, My Dear is the fifth studio album by American indie rock band Say Anything. It was released on March 13, 2012 through Equal Vision Records.[7] It is their last album with drummer Coby Linder, who left the band in December 2012.

Background[edit]

On July 13, 2011 Max Bemis announced that Say Anything had been signed to Equal Vision Records. They recorded Anarchy, My Dear from August 2011 to the end of September 2011 with ...Is a Real Boy producer, Tim O'Heir. Explaining the album's theme, Bemis said,

Anarchy, My Dear is our first attempt to write a true ‘punk’ record; thematically speaking, it’s a collection of songs about subverting society and destroying the boundaries humankind has placed upon ourselves both physically and in our minds. Coincidentally, it also happens to be the first record we’ve made in years where we had total freedom to explore our ‘edgier’ side and present a raw picture of what the band is truly about onstage.”[8]

Artwork[edit]

"We thought we could best represent what the album means by using the symbolism of a burning flag stitched onto an actual flag. The image represents a championing of the ’cause’ of struggling against the rules and regulations that dictate our thinking.”[9]

Timeline of releases[edit]

On December 19, 2011 Say Anything streamed their first single from the album called "Burn a Miracle."[10] The track was officially released the following day to digital music retailers.[11] On January 10, 2012 the album's track listing was revealed.[7]

On February 4, 2012 the band released the second single from the album entitled "Say Anything".[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Burn a Miracle"   3:54
2. "Say Anything"   3:02
3. "Night's Song"   3:44
4. "Admit It Again"   4:13
5. "So Good"   4:29
6. "Sheep"   2:55
7. "Peace Out"   5:17
8. "Overbiter"   3:27
9. "Of Steel"   4:10
10. "Anarchy, My Dear"   5:43
11. "The Stephen Hawking"   7:39
12. "Here's to You, Blue Eyes (Bonus Track)"   3:51
Total length:
48:28

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Slant review". 
  7. ^ a b "New Say Anything Album Info - News Article". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  8. ^ "Say Anything Reveal Tracklisting For New Album". Driven Far Off. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  9. ^ "Say Anything detail 'Anarchy, My Dear'". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  10. ^ "First Spin: Say Anything's Furious 'Burn a Miracle'". SPIN.com. 2011-12-19. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  11. ^ "Burn A Miracle - Single - Say Anything : Equal Vision Records". Equalvision.com. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/#!/maxbemis/status/166008033820938240