...Is A Real Boy review by Say Anything

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  • Released: Aug 3, 2004
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.7 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.3 (70 votes)
Say Anything: ...Is A Real Boy

Sound — 8
Say Anything's debut album is a true sign that punk rock lives on. Originally meant to be a rock opera, "...is A Real Boy" evolved into a true masterpiece. Its that somewhat angry punk rock that will set it apart from other rock bands out there today. You'll like it (if you like punk-ish rock).

Lyrics — 10
Max Bemis is truely a poet. The song "The Futile" is my personal favorite song on the album due to the strangely true and brilliant lyrics. The first word got me caught on the song: Sh-t!. It was just perfect without an intro or a guitar to back the "Sh-t!" up.

Overall Impression — 8
"...is A Real Boy" is one of my personal favorite albums due to that gritty punk rock sound the album has. When I first bought it my older brother said to me "Why would you buy this album, it only has 2 good songs on it" (he was referring to "Alive With The Glory Of Love" and "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too") I later sent him a text saying "Idk what you were talking about, this albums amazing". It truly is one of my favorite albums. The Best songs are: "Woe", "The Writhing South", "Alive With The Glory Of Love", "The Futile", "Spidersong", "Every Man Has His Molly" and "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too".

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