Say Anything - ...is a Real Boy (2004)

This is, for all intents and purposes, LA band Say Anything's debut album, and what a debut it is; soaring and operatic, the term pop-punk doesn't really seem to contain this band's sound, which swings between thick guitars assaults, keyboard noodling, and acoustic balladeering (uh oh, I think I'm making up words again), but there just isn't enough music like this for there to be a better word for it; the strongest point of this album (there are many) is the lyrics, which are wry, self-deprecating, and at times downright vicious ("Admit It!!!", anyone?); this album is, as far as I'm concerned, a modern classic

Also included in this download is the bonus disc ...Was a Real Boy, which has 7 extra tracks

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