In Defense of The Genre is the third full-length studio album by American pop-punk band Say Anything, released on October 23, 2007 through J Records as a double disc album. It debuted at number 27 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 25,000 copies in its first week. The first single, "Baby Girl, I'm a Blur", was released October 2, 2007 on iTunes. The album artwork was provided by Jeff Smith, who's primarily known for his work on the Bone comic series.
On September 19, 2007, fans could pre-order an autographed copy of the album with an optional Say Anything t-shirt. An extra booklet was packaged with the CDs, autographed by Max Bemis, Alex Kent, and Jeff Turner.