Say Anything // Hebrews

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Say Anything // Hebrews by Jess Scutella

Say Anything

Hebrews

Equal Vision Records

4 Stars

Max Bemis is back with a reinvented Say Anything – still vibrant but more mature, electronic, and reflective than ever before. Hebrews acts as contemplative musical of Bemis’s life the last two years. While also facing his critics who rap on his personal blemishes and inability to write up to par with his 2004 mega-success, ...Is A Real Boy, Bemis still crafts catchy melodies that swim through self-loathing and questions of god. Songs like “My Greatest Fear Is Splendid” and “Lost My Touch” stand out as enjoyable threnodies where Bemis lyrically laughs at those who critique him. But overall the album’s electronic and string dominance adds to Bemis’s poetry. Hebrews has guest vocalists on each track, like Tom Delonge of Blink-182 and Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra. Overall, Hebrews adds to the adventuresome discography of Say Anything. Its maturity and experimentalism are creative and well done, leaving listeners to find value in the album.  — Jess Scutella

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