Attempting to mix a multitude of sounds into one album, Say Anything’s newest release, Anarchy My Dear, is an attempt to maintain the same rebellion influenced lyrics found commonly with the band as well as expand their musical sound as a whole. However though the differences are noted and the general energy brought forward by front man Max Bemis is present the album as a whole is rather disappointing after the previous self titled 2009 release. Lacking the unique sound previously noticed in past releases, Anarchy My Dear takes on a bland persona held by the many other bands cluttering the genre and endeavouring to do little to set themselves apart. While Bemis’ lyrics are top notch and as cunning as is to be expected from past efforts, the remaining musical aspects are found to be missing that unique sound that helped separate their rebellious nature from other emerging acts. Even with the additional vocal support from drummer Coby Linder attempting to infuse sounds from their 2004 release Is A Real Boy, the overall sound never actually manages to emerge as a success. Though Anarchy My Dear may contain elements of past Say Anything, it never manages to successfully convey the bands unique sound and would be better played as background music.