The Anniversary released a split CD with Superdrag in late 2001. The album includes three new songs from each band that are unavailable elsewhere. The Anniversary tracks will interest fans of the band, demonstrating how an evolution from emo to a more retro 1960s rock sound may be under way. Their tracks serve as a preview of a forthcoming album and signal a departure from Designing a Nervous Breakdown toward "vintage-leaning pop." Fans of Superdrag's feedback-enhanced pop/rock will also want to track down this album for the group's three contributions (its first since 2000's In the Valley of Dying Stars). Standout tracks include "Up in the Sky" and "Take Your Spectre Away." A quality release meant for the fans.
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AllMusic Review by JT Griffith