Run Quick EMO ALBUMS; Here I’ll POLL, You VOTED

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The words you scribbled on the walls
With the loss of friends you didn’t have
I’ll call you when the time is right
Are you in or are you out?

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Huge thank you to ArchCarrier who helped me compile all of these ballots and format all the results for easy posting. I would’ve done a much worse job without your help.

And thanks to all the voters without whom this would just be a list of my favorite albums.

I will maintain a Spotify list during rollout - taking place over this week and finishing on Friday. The link to that is here: http://open.spotify.com/user/mordys/playlist/2DxXJBmUeORd2Y1K4su1WE

Originally the rollout was going to be 77 albums long but because of a request from ArchCarrier, who says there are a bunch of interesting albums in the 78-100 range, I’ll start at 100. That means that we need to get started early and go quickly today and tomorrow to have enough time to luxuriate in the top 10 on Friday. Not sure yet how I’ll break it up into days so let’s just get to it.

These are ILX’s most heart-wrenching, soul-crushing, bitter and sad - like a frozen cheek on a cold September night - 77 100 favorite emo albums, starting with, at 77 100…

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 12:42 (three months ago) Permalink

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100. At the Drive-In - Vaya EP
105 points, 3 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 12:42 (three months ago) Permalink

woooooo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 12:45 (three months ago) Permalink

hooooo!

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 12:50 (three months ago) Permalink

And <blush> to your kind words!

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 12:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't have any thoughts in particular about At the Drive-In but I have a friend from El Paso who says his dad ran a music store and that there was once a robbery and later read in an interview w/ Mars Volta that they had scored their early instruments from a record store in El Paso break-in... this maybe belongs in the completely true facts about bands thread.

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 12:56 (three months ago) Permalink

this was the last thing cut from my ballot

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 12:59 (three months ago) Permalink

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99. Elliott - False Cathedrals
105 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:02 (three months ago) Permalink

xp I hadn't heard Vaya before, listening to it now. I love the backwards vocals on '300 MHz'.
Bad people though, stealing instruments.

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:04 (three months ago) Permalink

woah, way too low! competition be fierce

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 13:11 (three months ago) Permalink

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97. Quicksand - Slip
106 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:21 (three months ago) Permalink

oops skipped ahead there by accident! i'll just post the next two then instead -- see you all in 40 min

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98. The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
106 points, 3 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:22 (three months ago) Permalink

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97. Quicksand - Slip
106 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Didn't vote for this Weakerthans record but I won't begrudge their appearance. There's not going to be much of a Canadian presence in this poll (I did not help much in this regard)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 13:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't think I had heard Elliott well enough when I deleted them from my ballot. They sound great now.

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Quicksand the 1st of my votes to place

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:34 (three months ago) Permalink

voted for False Cathedrals. Stunning album!

cajunsunday, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I like Superstitions n Travel

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I love Slip but cut it from my ballot for being post-hardcore rather than emo (arbitrary I know but had to draw the line somewhere).

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 6 March 2017 13:56 (three months ago) Permalink

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96. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
109 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 14:27 (three months ago) Permalink

i didn't vote for this bc i don't think of it as emo but i loved this album when it first came out

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 14:28 (three months ago) Permalink

honestly I relistened to a couple bright eyes albums for this poll and it was an underwhelming experience, even Lifted mostly falls flat for me now

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 14:30 (three months ago) Permalink

can anyone help me figure out who the vocalist from weakerthans sounds like? it sounds so familiar...

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 14:59 (three months ago) Permalink

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95. Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails
110 points, 3 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 15:03 (three months ago) Permalink

every JEW album is gonna place isn't it

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 15:04 (three months ago) Permalink

can anyone help me figure out who the vocalist from weakerthans sounds like? it sounds so familiar...

― Mordy, Monday, March 6, 2017 7:59 AM (five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he sounds like that one guy in propagandhi

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 15:05 (three months ago) Permalink

hahaha

for real though due to overfamiliarity, if anything other people remind me of him not the other way 'round

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 15:07 (three months ago) Permalink

lol no i know he's the same guy as the vocalist from propagandhi but he also sounds like i think an indie singer -- oh shit i think i just figured out who he reminds me of and it's an ilx poster.

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 15:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Fallow probably isn't gonna place but I'd like to mention that back in the early 00s a certain anarchist hardcore-loving friend of mine confessed a deep love for "confessions of a futon-revolutionist" and why on earth do I remember this stuff

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 15:12 (three months ago) Permalink

TOO LOW

gr8080, Monday, 6 March 2017 15:19 (three months ago) Permalink

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94. Straylight Run - Straylight Run
110 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 15:32 (three months ago) Permalink

A blind spot for me. I like it so far!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 15:40 (three months ago) Permalink

i think most of these albums will be a blind spot for me but I still did a 50 album ballot.

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 15:56 (three months ago) Permalink

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93 [TIE]. Pedro the Lion - Winners Never Quit
112 points, 3 votes

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93 [TIE]. Aereogramme - A Story In White
112 points, 3 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:04 (three months ago) Permalink

xp - I can only like an album that starts with a song called 'The Perfect Ending'.

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Yes, my favorite Pedro the Lion album!

But I completely forgot to vote for Aereogramme...

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:08 (three months ago) Permalink

'A Mind of Her Own' is so great:
https://youtu.be/DcC1seL1eZ8

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:10 (three months ago) Permalink

First two tracks of ASIW are incredible

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Monday, 6 March 2017 16:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Two bands I didn't get around to checking out properly in time to vote...

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:38 (three months ago) Permalink

I do not recall Aereogramme being emo or screamo, more post-rock/metal.
Did Imago nominate them by any chance?

haha xp

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Just remembered I had a Chemikal Underground sampler with an Aerogramme song on and yeah post-rock sounds about right.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Not that there isn't a lot of overlap there.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Aereogramme were post/indie-rock stylistically but in a real sense were very, very fucking emo

ultros ultros-ghali, Monday, 6 March 2017 16:55 (three months ago) Permalink

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91. Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy
113 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

too low

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

TOO LOW

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Im not complaining. I gave Blonde Rehead a vote and they aren't emo either. But I just think I can spot an lj nom at 10 miles now :)

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Didnt vote for SA cos i thought it was a lock for top ten without me... whooops

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I think this is the first one of these that I voted for, ha.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow did no expect Straylight Run to make it.

Existentialism On Prom NIght has the perfect emo chorus imo
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You would kill for this, just a little but, just a little bit, you would, you would...

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:27 (three months ago) Permalink

I have no connection to Static Prevails by JEW. Always liked the other albums way more.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:29 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for this

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 17:36 (three months ago) Permalink

no idea what this is

full alb here tho:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q801yAFdBPA

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:37 (three months ago) Permalink

oh looks like it's mislabeled on Spotify as the album 'collected'?

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:39 (three months ago) Permalink

I love Slip but cut it from my ballot for being post-hardcore rather than emo (arbitrary I know but had to draw the line somewhere).

― Gavin, Leeds, Monday, March 6, 2017 7:56 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

same

...and then I went and voted for a bunch of post-hardcore anyway

would be interested to hear about people's thoughts about the differentiation between the two, where that line is drawn

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:40 (three months ago) Permalink

saetia is some rad shit imo, voted for them

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:40 (three months ago) Permalink

fun fact, my friend has a Saetia tattoo.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:48 (three months ago) Permalink

saetia fuckin rules

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:50 (three months ago) Permalink

would be interested to hear about people's thoughts about the differentiation between the two, where that line is drawn

― I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, March 6, 2017 10:40 AM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my entirely private distinction is that emo is generally more melodic, at least when the two terms actually diverge (they're one and the same circa embrace and rites of spring i think). but then: why do i think the boys life record is emo and not post-hardcore (actually i kinda think it's both)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

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89. Angel Hair - Pregnant With the Senior Class
116 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Another of mine

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:04 (three months ago) Permalink

hmm never heard of this one

call all destroyer, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

gettin' a lot of the hardcore noms out of the way

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:07 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah I kinda figured that most of my votes would be boosting those records on the low end of the rankings

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

my entirely private distinction is that emo is generally more melodic, at least when the two terms actually diverge (they're one and the same circa embrace and rites of spring i think). but then: why do i think the boys life record is emo and not post-hardcore (actually i kinda think it's both)

"kinda both" sums up most of my final analysis on this stuff

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:13 (three months ago) Permalink

mine too dan m. I know the pop stuff in the poll will dominate the top end

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Angel Hair was super important to my formative musical experience/depression

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

best couple tracks on here?

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

would be interested to hear about people's thoughts about the differentiation between the two, where that line is drawn

Yeah it's really hard to pin down - for me the stuff on the post-hardcore side is more riffy, heavier, also less poppy in terms of songwriting (more angular?). Maybe a bit more rooted in the macho side of hardcore too. The screamo/Gravity Records type stuff really complicates things too! Anyway I'm sure people will disagree and would like to hear other takes too - I mean I ended up voting for Hoover and Drive Like Jehu but not Fugazi or Jawbox.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:27 (three months ago) Permalink

My #2!

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Spottie, idk, maybe try "The Stool Is Cool" or "Space Ape". The "Stigmata Martyr" cover is probably the most accessible one and it really kicks tbh; sometimes I wonder if it's my favourite!

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:29 (three months ago) Permalink

i'd agree with that assessment gavin, although i group hoover, drive like jehu, fugazi, and jawbox together and didn't vote for either of them (despite being no. 1 hoover fan 4ever)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:30 (three months ago) Permalink

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88. Embrace - Embrace
117 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:30 (three months ago) Permalink

way too low. Another one of my votes.

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I always liked "Witch Hunt Scene from Star Trek" as an insane freak out go to.

Bedroom scene from communion is a more mid tempo one that I like a lot.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:31 (three months ago) Permalink

woo first one i voted for, the best record mackaye's made

devvvine, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, that's a good one.xp

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

re: "Witch Hunt..."

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:34 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm behind! fuckin saetia! another too low one.

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:34 (three months ago) Permalink

here's a good saetia song from youtube, url'd it to avoid taking up too much vertical space

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Tbh, the first time I ever heard the term "emo" was in reference to Fugazi and Hoover. I don't really consider the really macho or hardline/sXe hardcore stuff to be emo but I'm fine with calling any arty post-hardcore emo. In mid-90s Ottawa, I thought of Union of Uranus as 'metal' and Okara and Shotmaker as 'emo'. I even thought Buried Inside was kind of 'emo' at their first couple of shows if only for Nick's before-song speeches but they were def on the metal side.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:41 (three months ago) Permalink

* macho metalcore/moshcore

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm fine with calling any arty post-hardcore emo.

As in, this is how I thought of it 20 years ago. Obv, I get that the meanings of terms change, especially dopey made-up terms like "emo".

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

and nobody is more macho than sund4r

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

liking Witch Hunt and Space Ape thanks.

Crazy that this stuff is gonna be in the same rollout as Fall Out Boy, but here we are. Plenty to discover so far.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Crazy that this stuff is gonna be in the same rollout as Fall Out Boy,

They were both in my top 10.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

nice

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh, Saetia is right up my alley. Somehow I missed hearing them.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I was talking about them the other day sund4r

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 18:58 (three months ago) Permalink

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87. Rival Schools - United by Fate
117 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:00 (three months ago) Permalink

awesome. late discovery and addition to my ballot.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:02 (three months ago) Permalink

killer album, right at the center of so many styles

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:05 (three months ago) Permalink

this was lower down on my ballot

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Literally the 50th album I added to my ballot, about half an hour before I sent it in. Good find, Spottie!

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:05 (three months ago) Permalink

I remember a friend at school being really into this when it came out. I didn't get round to listening to it though.

cajunsunday, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Rival Schools is a post quicksand Walter band right?

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

yes

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Rival Schools were great. For some silly reason I forgot to vote for it. I used to play that record to pieces in 2001. I did vote for Quicksand though (and Jawbox).

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:22 (three months ago) Permalink

I wanted to like Rival Schools way more than I actually did. Same goes for most of walter's bands. I love Quicksand to death tho

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:24 (three months ago) Permalink

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86. Thirty Ought Six - Hag Seed
119 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:30 (three months ago) Permalink

yuhhhhh

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:31 (three months ago) Permalink

i love how gross that record sounds, but also how there feels like there's a real narrative to it as it slowly gets more accessible and exploratory

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

^ otm. When the album first got mentioned in the voting thread, I turned it off after a few tracks because I thought it didn't belong to the emo poll. But then 'Radon' came up on shuffle later on, and it almost was like a different band.

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:40 (three months ago) Permalink

This thirty ought six album is great. Somehow never heard it before, but so far it's right up my alley

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 19:47 (three months ago) Permalink

big [lol] tie coming up on the hour

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 19:58 (three months ago) Permalink

must be avril lavigne tied with rites of spring?

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:00 (three months ago) Permalink

never heard this 30-06. it's good

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Can't wait to start listening to these! Spottie otm re: Existentialism on Prom Night chorus. 'Sing like you think no one's listening' is a refrain I have sung frequently for the last 12 years. That SR album was pretty high on my ballot - beautiful.

tangenttangent, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:00 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i love that straylight run made it, that album was part of my great emo conversion

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

also: happy emo poll, there's a new dave bazan record http://www.stereogum.com/1925498/stream-david-bazan-care/music/album-stream/

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

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85 [TIE]. Jawbreaker - Bivouac
123 points, 4 votes
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85 [TIE]. Fireside - Elite
123 points, 4 votes
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85 [TIE]. blink-182 - Enema of the State
123 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:07 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:07 (three months ago) Permalink

i voted for two of those records

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:07 (three months ago) Permalink

i voted for one of them :p the fireside! that was a wonderful discovery from the nominations.

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:08 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:08 (three months ago) Permalink

i prefer take off your pants and the self-titled to enema

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

i disagree enema is a perfect pop blast

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

that isn't "perfect pop" with square quotes

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

the katydid will be torn apart, and its dismembered body carried back to the bivouac

mookieproof, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:13 (three months ago) Permalink

So happy that Fireside made it!

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:14 (three months ago) Permalink

enema is also like the shiniest punk record on earth

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:17 (three months ago) Permalink

you put an 'n' instead of a 't'

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Yes, Fireside!

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Last time I heard Enema was when I started dating my wife. It still sounds good some fifteen years later.

ArchCarrier, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Whoa, thanks, other two voters.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Monday, 6 March 2017 20:38 (three months ago) Permalink

i guess i better listen to this

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

The Fireside record was a cool discovery from the noms thread for me too but it just missed my ballot in the end.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:44 (three months ago) Permalink

this next one is the last one for today and also TOO LOW

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:59 (three months ago) Permalink

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81. Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
128 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 20:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Bivouac too low! Would have been my number 1 to be honest if I hadn't dropped the ball.

Shotmaker is also too low.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

What a joy this thread is already. Thanks for doing this. Hoping the "too low" comments continue well into the top 10

Evan R, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

haha we did it sund4r! shotmaker makes the cut

xp too low maybe but given how relatively unknown they are it's great to see it place

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Better too low comments than too high. (I've refrained from 1 so far haha)

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I can't refrain! Dashboard TOO LOW definitely! This was my #5. Acknowledge that TPYHCTFTM is probably a better album, but this was released at the height of my emo discovery and I recorded every track on tape for the car and would insist on getting my mum to drive further than she ever needed to so that I would keep getting to sing it in the car. Love absolutely every track.

tangenttangent, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:08 (three months ago) Permalink

i can never remember the difference on those first few Dashboard albums tbf. Had to go back last week and listen to each one to be able to place them in my ballot somewhat correctly. In 2003 I just had a single mp3 cd with all the songs from each album plus some from the mtv unplugged release.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm in the opposite boat. Granted my tastes are pretty specific, but I don't dig 80% of these albums at all. I'm pretty excited to see whether or not that trend carries through the rest of the list

Evan R, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Cause now that I can see you,
I don't think you're worth a second glance.

this is my second favorite dashboard album and it's not as fully realized or complete like places but it's still chockfull of great melodies, sing-alongs, clever lines, etc. it was #15 on my ballot.

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Those couple of records get mixed in my head. Twas the audiogalaxy era and I didn't have anything of theirs on album at the time, just random songs and whatever albums my wife played.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:16 (three months ago) Permalink

this is the one w/ their one radio hit (not counting their contribution to the spiderman sdtrk)

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm in the opposite boat. Granted my tastes are pretty specific, but I don't dig 80% of these albums at all. I'm pretty excited to see whether or not that trend carries through the rest of the list

― Evan R,

No idea what you are into but I think the top 50 of the poll will be dominated by the big pop albums interspersed by some of the big 90s names

Odysseus, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:17 (three months ago) Permalink

yea

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:18 (three months ago) Permalink

kerr are you going to whine in all mediums throughout the entire duration of this poll or just today?

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Hands Down at Reading 2006 was incredible. Never since been so into a singalong on that scale.

tangenttangent, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:22 (three months ago) Permalink

dashboard is the best singalong artist. i've only seen him in smaller venues but it's extraordinarily cathartic singing along w/ these songs w/ a bunch of strangers. i saw them a few months ago in philly and it was such a great show.

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:24 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah its just belter after belter

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

(who's kerr?)

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

odysseus - he can be a chronic complainer but he's been moaning in this chat on fb all day about how this poll will be too poppy for his tastes and now he's whining on the thread. i guess whining is apropos to the pop punk genre but i feel like it's really not in the spirit of emo which should be more sincere + devastated than snot-nosed and bratty.

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

oh... well at least it's mostly relegated to FB then.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:32 (three months ago) Permalink

So jealous of that Dashboard gig. Praying for an international tour.

Amazing cover image itt btw!

tangenttangent, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:38 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't like a lot of the pop stuff either but idc if it places high

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I've never seen a show with such loud cathartic singing along as when I saw Dashboard in Seattle.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:43 (three months ago) Permalink

The chorus of Quicksand's "Head to Wall" is a great example of how post hardcore and emo can blur

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 6 March 2017 21:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow, this Pedro the Lion stuff is lovely. Great with the build and a twinge of dark folk in there...so nice.

tangenttangent, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:53 (three months ago) Permalink

I always considered post-hardcore to be a subsidiary of emo as much as of punk, even when it shares almost nothing in common with the sound...but that might just be because I came to like both at around the same time. They have pretty similar followings too imo... Different days/different t-shirts.

tangenttangent, Monday, 6 March 2017 21:58 (three months ago) Permalink

listen to Modern Lovers s/t and tell me the 2nd wave of emo wasn't based entirely on that album

rip van wanko, Monday, 6 March 2017 22:01 (three months ago) Permalink

the only time i saw dashboard was when they opened for 3eb a few years ago. for some reason my tickets allowed me to join a group of superfans in the dashboard dressing room where carrabba did solo acoustic versions of like "as lovers go" and etc. it rules

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 22:46 (three months ago) Permalink

er, ruled*. i'm not still there

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Monday, 6 March 2017 22:47 (three months ago) Permalink

otoh eternally trapped in a dressing room listening to dashboard confessional does sound like some sort of hell

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 22:57 (three months ago) Permalink

wow rude

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 23:02 (three months ago) Permalink

sorry i mean i love them very very much but i was just thinking about if i could never listen to anything else ever again and while extremely appealing to me i don't find dashboard to be an infinite well of revelation

Mordy, Monday, 6 March 2017 23:11 (three months ago) Permalink

lol fair

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 6 March 2017 23:13 (three months ago) Permalink

I saw DC at an art college in Boston in 2001 sometime before the So Impossible EP came out. I don't think there were a lot of people singing along yet, since he hadn't broken through on the scale that he would a couple years later. I haven't seen him since, mostly because I never listened to A Mark etc.

THAC0 Pastorius (Tom Violence), Monday, 6 March 2017 23:45 (three months ago) Permalink

haha we did it sund4r! shotmaker makes the cut


Cheers, Will M. and irrational.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 02:32 (three months ago) Permalink

No idea what you are into but I think the top 50 of the poll will be dominated by the big pop albums interspersed by some of the big 90s names

yeah, I tend to like a lot of the Saddle Creek/Polyvinyl/indie-adjacent stuff, which isn't well represented yet, as well as punkier Dischordy stuff. Lots of my other favs I'm sure will place high (Hotelier, Paramore, that kinda stuff), but there were a lot of fringe LPs I voted for that I'm not even sure made the list, so it'll be cool to see. In the meantime I guess now is as good as anytime to try listening to Save Anything

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 02:33 (three months ago) Permalink

how many people voted by the way?

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 02:33 (three months ago) Permalink

30 total

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 02:34 (three months ago) Permalink

looking forward to giving a few of these a listen.

The times they are a changing, perhaps (map), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 02:44 (three months ago) Permalink

also we

haha we did it sund4r! shotmaker makes the cut

xp too low maybe but given how relatively unknown they are it's great to see it place

3rd shotmaker vote here

o/

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 06:19 (three months ago) Permalink

:D :D :D

also:

there was this band that barely existed in ~2002ish, called Roads to Shiloh, from Ottawa. They were maybe the best post-Shotmaker band from the era? Or maybe I'm biased because the lead singer was my improv coach when I was 14? YOU BE THE JUDGE.

The only song I can find on the internet, never mind the meme someone uploaded as a an album cover, this song is probably old enough to drive a car

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 08:37 (three months ago) Permalink

RECAP

100. At the Drive-In - Vaya EP
99. Elliott - False Cathedrals
98. Quicksand - Slip
97. The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
96. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
95. Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails
94. Straylight Run - Straylight Run
93 (TIE). Pedro the Lion - Winners Never Quit
93 (TIE). Aereogramme - A Story In White
91. Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy
90. Saetia - A Retrospective
89. Angel Hair - Pregnant With the Senior Class
88. Embrace - Embrace
87. Rival Schools - United by Fate
86. Thirty Ought Six - Hag Seed
85 (TIE). Jawbreaker - Bivouac
85 (TIE). Fireside - Elite
85 (TIE). blink-182 - Enema of the State
82. Shotmaker - Discography
81. Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/suckerblues/playlist/7x105RTONzRc2FcsLFVJkO

One of the tracks on the Rival Schools album ("Holding Sand") is mysteriously absent from Spotify.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Such a varied countdown already.

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Wait, lol, Will, did you take improv lessons from N1ck?? Those guys went to my high school, a couple years behind me.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I think Weights and Measures was the best early 00s Ottawa band in the broad post-hc/emo/math rock genre.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 13:23 (three months ago) Permalink

tt is playing loads of these and I keep wondering if they're Tool

are Tool emo

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 14:53 (three months ago) Permalink

I would unironically like to hear someone like Brand New cover one of the more brooding Undertow-era tunes

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 14:58 (three months ago) Permalink

tt is playing loads of these and I keep wondering if they're Tool

are Tool emo

― an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:53 AM (seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

idk are you listening to quicksand

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:01 (three months ago) Permalink

They were maybe the best post-Shotmaker band from the era?

some of my best pals in HS had a band for about a year that was such a beautiful rip-off of Shotmaker's sound - sadly i dont think any recordings exist

they were so solely invested in the sound that they just lazily stole the lyrics from chumbawamba's "tubthumping" for one song and ginuwine's "pony" for another

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:24 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:29 (three months ago) Permalink

out of a weird desire to just see what'll happen i sorta want you to listen to that say anything record lj

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah it was quicksand and thirty ought six that made me think that

quite liked say anything from what i can tell!

saetia seemed like straight up black metal for one track lol

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:34 (three months ago) Permalink

quite liked say anything from what i can tell!

hooray for theater kid emo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:35 (three months ago) Permalink

it is becoming clear that emo has more than three chord sequences

maybe as many as seven

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:39 (three months ago) Permalink

sorry for the late start. everyone ready to begin?

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:43 (three months ago) Permalink

yessssss

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Just a reminder that you said 'wow, this is some emo' about Say Anything.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:45 (three months ago) Permalink

classic

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Oops, phone doesn't show xposts.

Yay!

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:45 (three months ago) Permalink

gonna do my best to keep the playlist updated "live" (at least till 5pm ETish)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:47 (three months ago) Permalink

You know I've been running one too but I wouldn't mind ceding that to you - free up a little bit of my time.

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:48 (three months ago) Permalink

good to know that i'm at least as good at drums as the moss icon guy

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:49 (three months ago) Permalink

oh shit mordy I didn't see that lol!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:50 (three months ago) Permalink

here I was thinking I was being helpful but really I was just fucking up again like I always do (/emo)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:50 (three months ago) Permalink

to quote my wife from the first year we were dating, "aw poor emo boy :("

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:51 (three months ago) Permalink

hahaha

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:51 (three months ago) Permalink

people accusing me of being an emo kid really stunted my emo development

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:52 (three months ago) Permalink

love Moss Icon.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:58 (three months ago) Permalink

when she said that i'd pull up my coheed hoodie over my head and eyes and pout

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:01 (three months ago) Permalink

This is lower than I expected - good record!

Also I have to admit, Say Anything are a real blind spot for me.

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

good to know that i'm at least as good at drums as the moss icon guy

I gave this a vote but I think it might be the drumming that holds me back from loving them as much as I 'should'? I always feel like they should be tighter (or else more loose and free/noisy).

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:04 (three months ago) Permalink

https://img.discogs.com/qS1pgx4O5AkX22znlBsXIHqp3Yg=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-383697-1386630926-9272.jpeg.jpg
79 [TIE]. Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers
131 points, 4 votes
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79 [TIE]. Bedhead - Transaction de Novo
131 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:05 (three months ago) Permalink

LIFETIME

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

(who are more pop-punk than anything but every early-00s emo band was inspired by them. especially all the mall emo lol)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:07 (three months ago) Permalink

welp you weren't lying about an interesting patch of records placing below 77

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:08 (three months ago) Permalink

LIFETIME!!

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:11 (three months ago) Permalink

god i love this record so much

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:11 (three months ago) Permalink

there's a parallel universe gr8080 with an "irony is for suckers" tattoo

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:12 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao hell yeah

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:12 (three months ago) Permalink

i almost submitted this album to the Jordan S listening club iirc but went with nation of ulysses instead

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:14 (three months ago) Permalink

there is a lyric from an album that will definitely place in this countdown that I am *still* planning on getting a semi prominent tattoo of lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Jersey's best Dancers and Hello Bastards both would have made my top ten.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:25 (three months ago) Permalink

the 2007 s/t wasnt nominated iirc, but for a reunion lp, was pretty solid imo

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:39 (three months ago) Permalink

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77. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
133 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:39 (three months ago) Permalink

so sick so sick of being tired
and oh so tired of being sick

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:46 (three months ago) Permalink

i voted for a different tbs record but tbh this one has it all

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:46 (three months ago) Permalink

it's not particularly recorded well and the songwriting is pretty disorganized and they would make way better records than this and yet it's so special

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:47 (three months ago) Permalink

fuck i just realized i forgot to vote for piebald :-0

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Fav song on this TBS record is prob Bike Scene

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I love this albums. I never got into anything of their after it tbh. But this holds a special place in my heart for sure.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:53 (three months ago) Permalink

fuck i just realized i forgot to vote for piebald :-0

― gr8080, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:49 AM (four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

HEY! they're not part of it

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:54 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

so where's Odysseus?

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:00 (three months ago) Permalink

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76. City of Caterpillar - City of Caterpillar
135 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:01 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah I never listened to much TBS-esque music because those first two TBS albums did it all so perfectly. Never had any need for imitators (or, tbh, any more TBS albums)

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:02 (three months ago) Permalink

haha GET IN THERE!

Campaigning, even in the last hours works folks!

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:03 (three months ago) Permalink

A board I used to post on thought this album was one of the best records of the 00s. They weren't wrong.

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

tt and I voted for this on the strength of one listen

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:07 (three months ago) Permalink

is this black metal?

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:07 (three months ago) Permalink

It sounded good on the basis of one listen, although I didn't vote for it.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:08 (three months ago) Permalink

is this black metal?

― Lebro v. Wade (Spottie),

hah, no.

First released in 2002, here is the original description of the album:

City of Caterpillar's debut LP is finally here. The 7 tracks spread out over 44 minutes sway with hypnotic fury and a nervous energy and passion lacking in a lot of bands these days. I personally have been waiting for this record since my former band played with them a couple years ago and they totally schooled us. It was one of those shows where you can't even think straight after and you want to stop playing guitar after they play because you'll never get it as right as they have. I eagerly checked my mailbox for the master once it had been recorded and once it arrived it proceeded to own my stereo for a month straight.

City of Caterpillar have been touring like crazy leaving many wondering, "where the fuck did these guys come from?" Sure the members play or have played in a number of well known and seminal bands, but listing them is redundant as City of Caterpillar have come into their own without riding on the coattails of previous projects. It's obvious they're not new to writing and playing as their live shows and recordings are consistently too strong to simply be attributed to an accident or luck. This is the record that will make even the most jaded hipster take notice and start listening to hardocre again (whether we want them to our not)

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:13 (three months ago) Permalink

never heard of this

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:17 (three months ago) Permalink

"Hey! They're not part of it" made me choke on my coffee.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:18 (three months ago) Permalink

city of caterpillar is some hardcore ass shit

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Is this the band that sounds like Explosions in the Sky but with Henry Rollins on vocals?

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:21 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao i was literally gonna say those words just now

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Not that that's a bad thing, mind

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:25 (three months ago) Permalink

If anybody likes City of Caterpillar then they should check out Malady. It's one of the guys from them + the singer from PG 99.
I think Robotic Empire reissued it this year

or you can listen/but digitally here https://thearchivistlabel.bandcamp.com/album/malady

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:26 (three months ago) Permalink

xp - Haha, what?! Must be true then. And no, not a bad thing at all - I really like this.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:31 (three months ago) Permalink

oh wow i know we're all talking about city of caterpillar but i just want to say:

a) lifetime album is huge fun and
b) bedhead is not what i expected at all and it's v quite lovely

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:33 (three months ago) Permalink

I was in the middle of 'When was the last time...' and was like damn this sounds like explosions in the sky w hardcore vocals (so not exactly but close enough) xp

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:34 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah hadnt heard that lifetime record feels like ive been missing out on something

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:34 (three months ago) Permalink

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75. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
136 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:35 (three months ago) Permalink

huge album, not emo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:37 (three months ago) Permalink

'FUCKMYLIFE666' is the best song with the worst title I know of.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Screenshot from my media player:
http://i.imgur.com/mQiUuxG.png

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:42 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i didnt vote any against me! they were outside the genre scope for me as well

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:43 (three months ago) Permalink

that is a great song but also a great title imo

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:43 (three months ago) Permalink

I didn't for them either btw.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I love Bedhead but never would have thought of nominating them for this poll

Against Me! as well

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:46 (three months ago) Permalink

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74. Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
137 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:03 (three months ago) Permalink

huge album, not emo

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:04 (three months ago) Permalink

agreed (for both)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:04 (three months ago) Permalink

two in a row

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:06 (three months ago) Permalink

...
...
...

CAN I SCREAM

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:07 (three months ago) Permalink

still the best intro ever

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

i play it for my kids at least once a week

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

^^^^solid parenting

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I knew at least one punk purist who was a bit miffed at this album which very much helped cement its appeal

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:09 (three months ago) Permalink

xp - To get them to sleep or to wake them up?

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:10 (three months ago) Permalink

neither! to rock the f out in the car

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:10 (three months ago) Permalink

usually on the drive to school

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Your kids are probably older than mine :)

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

8, 6, 3, 1

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:13 (three months ago) Permalink

not emo, voted for it

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:14 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:14 (three months ago) Permalink

xp - Almost! 6, 4, 2, 0

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:14 (three months ago) Permalink

does steve aoki still open every set with "new noise"?

that was his thing for a while

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:14 (three months ago) Permalink

ot but you both have 4 kids???

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Apparently, yeah!

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:19 (three months ago) Permalink

lots of refused's aesthetic is cribbed from nation of ulysses imo, kind of a thing that can't be unseen

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:21 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm gonna try to stop mentioning NOU sorry

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:21 (three months ago) Permalink

ive never listened to them i dont think but i have seen your posts about them b4 (prob from the j0rdan rec thread). need to listen, will do after this poll

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:30 (three months ago) Permalink

4 kids emo crew unite

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Was this ever meant to be just an emo poll? Post-hardcore is listed as eligible in the nominations thread.

jmm, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:35 (three months ago) Permalink

as was pop-punk yeah

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:36 (three months ago) Permalink

hi5 Spottie!

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

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73. Saves the Day - Through Being Cool
138 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

great great great great great great great record

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Was this ever meant to be just an emo poll? Post-hardcore is listed as eligible in the nominations thread.

― jmm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 11:35 AM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the lines were always gonna be blurry. i think it's cool these records are placing they just dont fit in the buckets i personally made for this poll. it would be more disheartening if the records were bad.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

yessszs

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

In the meantime I guess now is as good as anytime to try listening to Save Anything

Ha, I guess I got Say Anything and Saves the Day mixed up. Which is which? And are they good?

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:47 (three months ago) Permalink

fwiw the list is turning out pretty well from my pov and def fits in line w/ what i was hoping would come out of this poll

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:47 (three months ago) Permalink

how is there not an emo band named 'Save Anything'

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:49 (three months ago) Permalink

In the meantime I guess now is as good as anytime to try listening to Save Anything

Ha, I guess I got Say Anything and Saves the Day mixed up. Which is which? And are they good?

― Evan R, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 11:47 AM (twenty-three seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

saves the day i think with through being cool and stay what you are determined what emo would sound like for the following ten years or so

say anything came around later and at least on is a real boy their songs tend to shift from idea to idea with a theatricality that's like...idk, emo queen

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

emo queen is fair

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:54 (three months ago) Permalink

One interesting takeaway from this poll already is it refutes the popular narrative that fans of second gen/'90s emo despise the third wave, mall-punky stuff. Obviously it's a modest sample size here but we haven't seen any of that in this thread, the enthusiasm carries across the sub-genres with tons of overlap

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I could never get into Saves the Day for whatever reason

xp lol sorry to conform to the popular narrative! :D

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

it's been way too long for me to care much about this stuff anymore but yeah, back when it was all happening, mall-punk was not my favorite

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

i like all of the emo forms obv and think they're all deeply interrelated and have often felt v alone in this assertion

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't know whether the division was ever as deep as it was portrayed. But it often didn't make sense. Like, Taking Back Sunday isn't that radical of a leap from Rites of Spring. In fact they're probably less of one than Sunny Day Real Estate or Death Cab For Cutie or whatever

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:00 (three months ago) Permalink

im with brad

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:01 (three months ago) Permalink

i like all of the emo forms obv and think they're all deeply interrelated and have often felt v alone in this assertion

brad I demand you write the definitive history of emo, preferably in book form

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:01 (three months ago) Permalink

i once characterized the opening of jimmy eat world's "goodbye sky harbor" as post-hardcore and someone got mad at me bc post-hardcore according to him always involved screaming and being intro, but come on, that shit sounds like a gentler drive like jehu

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:02 (three months ago) Permalink

feeling v alone in one's heartfelt assertions = emo in a nutshell!

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:02 (three months ago) Permalink

brad I demand you write the definitive history of emo, preferably in book form

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:01 PM (twenty-eight seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

all of the attempts to do this so far are incredible failures, not i think bc of the talent involved but bc of the genre's slipperiness. idk if i could do any better

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

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72. Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
138 points, 6 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Well, that's interesting, because my ballot was mostly split between screamy post-hardcore and 00s commercial stadium rock, but I never got into most of the wimpy indie rock in between. xp to Evan

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

WOW TOO LOOOOW

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

thought this would be top 20 maybe higher, front to back perfect emo

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

damn, way too low

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:08 (three months ago) Permalink

vote split, i guess :\

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:08 (three months ago) Permalink

ive listened to "through being cool" about 8,000 times, "cant slow down" about 18 times and all other STD albums zero times

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:09 (three months ago) Permalink

i also didn't vote for either of those std record which means my personal fav in reverie is... prob not gonna place

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm sure I would love StD but as aforementioned they have been poisoned for me by personal associations, which is probably the most emo possible relationship to have with a band

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:10 (three months ago) Permalink

in reverie still the greatest album of all time tho

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:11 (three months ago) Permalink

i hope that you're ok

even though i'm dying

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:12 (three months ago) Permalink

xxp otm

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:12 (three months ago) Permalink

obv you dont get the 98 & 99 StD albums without the 95 & 97 lifetime albums

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

stay what you are rules so much still and i think i have different associations with every song. it also sorta reaches into their future and past simultaneously, "firefly" is like a long lost through being cool track in structure and tempo, "cars & calories" is as power pop as anything on in reverie

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

obv you dont get the 98 & 99 StD albums without the 95 & 97 lifetime albums

― gr8080, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:14 PM (five seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yupppppp

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Just saaaaaaaaaaail belllly up to the clooouuuuuuds, the rocks scraping our baaaaaaacks, to breath in the air we'll beeeeeee, the only thing that we haaaaaave

And if the hook sets iiiiiiiin the bottom of our lunnnnngs, we'll rip it out and lick the blood off with our tonnnnnngues.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

those american std kids wearing shoes inside is disconcerting

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

the radio's playin' queen

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

we're rockin' out!!!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

through being cool, stay what you are, in reverie is a helluva run

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

SOS: too low

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

he said about a record he didn't vote for

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

shoulda voted for this

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:22 (three months ago) Permalink

I caved and I'm listening to In Reverie at work and having all kinds of feelings for all kinds of reasons, so THANKS EVERYONE

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

i saw them live the week (day?) this was released - such a big beautiful dumb golden retriever of an album

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I liked the first STD record because it sounded like Lifetime filtered through a more poppy filter. Didn't much care for the stuff after that, though I should revisit I think.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Love the Promise Ring.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:24 (three months ago) Permalink

fyi i'm going to drop these every 20 min so that we hit #61 by 5:00PM EST.

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for the promise ring (and the moss icon that placed earlier)

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm going to be in a meeting for the next hour and if I miss a Juno record or something I'm gonna be (more) sad (than normal)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow, I completely missed STD during the voting period. Listening to 'See You' on headphones now, and wow! at those ghostly wooo-hoo-hoos before the second chorus.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:27 (three months ago) Permalink

(more) sad (than normal)

Proposed title for Brad's emo history.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:27 (three months ago) Permalink

AS strongly as Brad feels about In Reverie I feel about Stay What You Are. I had it top 3.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

voted for another Promise Ring alb but this is obv classic

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:37 (three months ago) Permalink

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70. Dashboard Confessional - The Swiss Army Romance
142 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:40 (three months ago) Permalink

too high

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:40 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah, not their best imo

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:41 (three months ago) Permalink

not their best but was very integral for my emo listening path

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:44 (three months ago) Permalink

I love the sound of the acoustic guitars and the superior version of 'Again I Go Unnoticed'.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:47 (three months ago) Permalink

I'll never forget that Dashboard Confessional MTV Unplugged special, which is one of the creepiest things I have ever seen. All those kids singing along, tranquilized by really pedestrian songs, like they'd fallen into some kind of cult

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:49 (three months ago) Permalink

my older sis lives in Boca Raton and is a semi-super fan ie she got engaged at a roller skating rink to a Dashboard song. Anyway she was at the library w her kids and saw Carrabba there w his family. she sparked up a convo, their kids go to the same school, etc etc. he ended up inviting them over to his house for a bbq and chill. they are still in contact and friends.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:50 (three months ago) Permalink

lol xp that was a classic mtv unlpugged

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:50 (three months ago) Permalink

felt like everyone had that playing on repeat in their apartments at college for like 6 months straight

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I enjoyed that unplugged.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:51 (three months ago) Permalink

MTV Unplugged was imo the absolute worst thing he ever did and to this day i find it borderline unlistenable

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:51 (three months ago) Permalink

havent listened to it since then (2003?) not really sure i care to visit again to solidify any opinion on it.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:55 (three months ago) Permalink

the unplugged is great to watch and hard to listen to. my cats love it for some reason

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:55 (three months ago) Permalink

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69 [TIE]. Pinegrove - Cardinal
143 points, 5 votes
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69 [TIE]. Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree
143 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:01 (three months ago) Permalink

this tie alone is begging for its own poll

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

From Under the Cork Tree way too low, was my no. 6, know the later albums are more liked but hard to describe how massive this was when it hit my school

devvvine, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:05 (three months ago) Permalink

i was never a huge form under the cork tree fan (tho i've heard it many times bc significant other is from chicago) - i always felt their sound was a little generic and underbaked until infinity on high, but i was relistening to this during the poll and def the blueprint is there from the getgo. the band benefited substantially imo from shifting its emphasis from pete wentz to the true heart + soul of the band patrick stump. maybe it's just me but it does seem like the "frontman" did switch at some pt??

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:08 (three months ago) Permalink

This poll is rolling out very nicely. I'm the guy who voted for Lifetime, Against Me and Refused, as said above it's all so interrelated that it doesn't matter to me.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

from under the cork tree is actually imo at exactly the right place (lol 69 nice). it's def the least good fob album (even stump agrees)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:11 (three months ago) Permalink

i mean, least good fob album not counting evening out with your girlfriend which no one does

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:11 (three months ago) Permalink

the band benefited substantially imo from shifting its emphasis from pete wentz to the true heart + soul of the band patrick stump. maybe it's just me but it does seem like the "frontman" did switch at some pt??

i mean, pete is 100 percent the heart of the band/the "frontman" throughout their entire career, but infinity is when stump starts singing the shit out of the songs

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:12 (three months ago) Permalink

also we didn't nom some of the more recent albums but i want to note that they're all good and i was rocking out to american beauty / american psycho on a car trip recently. save rock and roll also not nominated and also great. when i'm falling asleep at the wheel they are the band most consistently able to wake me up.

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

this poll is making it very clear that i left emo behind in the 20th century

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:17 (three months ago) Permalink

btw describing very emergency as a "big beautiful dumb golden retriever of an album" = perfecto

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Wait, lol, Will, did you take improv lessons from N1ck?? Those guys went to my high school, a couple years behind me.

― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 8:16 AM (six hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yup! I guess we went to the same high school then! (MHS?)

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Yup (more like 03-04 but still) xps

I want to change my display name (dan m), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:19 (three months ago) Permalink

it's def the least good fob album (even stump agrees)

Dear god they made an album worse than American Beauty/American Psycho?

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:21 (three months ago) Permalink

btw describing very emergency as a "big beautiful dumb golden retriever of an album" = perfecto

you can use that for the book, just attribute it in a footnote, thx

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

i was never a huge form under the cork tree fan (tho i've heard it many times bc significant other is from chicago) - i always felt their sound was a little generic and underbaked until infinity on high, but i was relistening to this during the poll and def the blueprint is there from the getgo. the band benefited substantially imo from shifting its emphasis from pete wentz to the true heart + soul of the band patrick stump. maybe it's just me but it does seem like the "frontman" did switch at some pt??

― Mordy, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:08 PM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I def didn't love fall out boy at the time, didn't like them until infinity as well

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Yup! I guess we went to the same high school then! (MHS?)

Yeah, I graduated (from OAC/Gr 13!) in 1997.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I also haven't liked anything since Folie a Deux

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Too funny. I was the last year of OAC, in 2003. Gn1ck was smack in the middle between us.

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:24 (three months ago) Permalink

btw, essential visual companion thread:

Lonely guy just thinking baout things

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:26 (three months ago) Permalink

maybe it's just me but it does seem like the "frontman" did switch at some pt??

Feel like this was a very smart move on the band's part. Pete Wentz is so indelibly associated with the '00s that seeing him feels like receiving an email from MySpace. Patrick Stump is a much more versatile canvas to project an image on

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:29 (three months ago) Permalink

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67 [TIE]. Knapsack - This Conversation is Ending Starting Right Now
145 points, 4 votes
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67 [TIE]. Copeland – Beneath Medicine Tree
145 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:31 (three months ago) Permalink

two great records

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Knapsack I've loved for 15 years now, Copeland I only just discovered in the voting thread. Voted for both.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:40 (three months ago) Permalink

voted for both of these. copeland too low but happy to see it place at all.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

and we're RATIONAL
but you never know

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Outside of Against Me!, have any other women made this list yet?

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:49 (three months ago) Permalink

i was thinking about that during the noms, not a lot showed up there. Paramore obv will place.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

hoping for julien baker

Have no #1 votes shown up yet?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:52 (three months ago) Permalink

gonna be kinda upsetting if out of 100 albums Laura Jane Grace and Hayley Williams are the only women represented

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:53 (three months ago) Permalink

fwiw I voted for dear nora :/

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:54 (three months ago) Permalink

From Under the Cork tree is the only FOB I ever go back to on the reg

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Maybe Circle Takes The Square will show up? xp

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Too funny. I was the last year of OAC, in 2003. Gn1ck was smack in the middle between us.

Lots of punk bands when I was there. Fun fact: Popular singer-songwriter-cum-cafe owner Kathleen Edwards was also a MHS alum, in my year. She was cool.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:57 (three months ago) Permalink

gonna be kinda upsetting if out of 100 albums Laura Jane Grace and Hayley Williams are the only women represented

― Evan R, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:53 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

pffft, no way. i guess discount probably won't sneak in but i'm expecting jejune, the anniversary, rainer maria (maybe)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Folie à Deux is def my FOB keeper but the hooks from "Sugar" and "A Little Less Sixteen Candles..." still get in my head sometimes.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:57 (three months ago) Permalink

i fucking love kathleen edwards xp

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:58 (three months ago) Permalink

I never bought this Against Me album but I have really enjoyed it whenever I listened. Hits my classic indie rock buttons.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Folie à Deux is def my FOB keeper but the hooks from "Sugar" and "A Little Less Sixteen Candles..." still get in my head sometimes.

― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:57 PM (fifteen seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

my impression that stump dislikes cork tree is from a very old interview he did with absolutepunk (?) right before infinity where he said he liked approx three songs on the album (i'm guessing those two and "dance dance"). i like about six myself

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 20:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Apparently I sat in Kathleen's desk in History class, or so Ms. Johnson told me.

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

it's impossible to confirm this bc absolutepunk is long gone xp

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

i love that i am just talking about my high school in the emo thread, so unrelated and yet so wholly appropriate

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I love this Ottawa high school talk. I was last year of OAC at Canterbury.

jmm, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

I like "XO" and uhhh

count me in on the Kathleen Edwards lovefest

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:03 (three months ago) Permalink

pffft, no way. i guess discount probably won't sneak in but i'm expecting jejune, the anniversary, rainer maria (maybe)

I'd be shocked if Rainer Maria makes the cut. They seem like the quintessential "I thought you were gonna vote for them" band

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:05 (three months ago) Permalink

ditto the Kathleen Edwards love

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:05 (three months ago) Permalink

I almost did but they got cut because I couldnt actually recall the album i liked

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:06 (three months ago) Permalink

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65. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
145 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:09 (three months ago) Permalink

also a huge kathleen edwards fan

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

(me not unwound)

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I almost did but they got cut because I couldnt actually recall the album i liked

― Odysseus, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:06 PM (four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it was almost inevitably look now look again get it together kerr

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:11 (three months ago) Permalink

xxp yeah Rainer Maria suffer from not having one clearly great album.

One thing I always respected about them is that their attempted mass appeal/spotlight album Long Knives Draw was much better than many other emo acts' of their era. Good album

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:11 (three months ago) Permalink

fantastic album

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:12 (three months ago) Permalink

great album, not emo imo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:12 (three months ago) Permalink

thats why i figured i couldnt vote for it

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:13 (three months ago) Permalink

LTIU is probably a top 10 album of all time for me. I couldn't vote for it either

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:14 (three months ago) Permalink

see also: Refused

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for it because I'm a rebel.

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:16 (three months ago) Permalink

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64. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
150 points, 4 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:26 (three months ago) Permalink

that's our first #1 vote i think

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

this record is not emo at all imo but coincided with me listening to a lot of emo so fine, it's also home to the lyric "and i feel nothing" which is pretty emo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

yay! :)

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

also maybe a little welcome based on the most recent discussion itt?

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

it's an album about worrying a lot and relocating to Omaha to hang out with emo people, I don't know how much more emo it gets

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:28 (three months ago) Permalink

in FORM evan. in form

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:31 (three months ago) Permalink

fuck, pinkerton is gonna be #1 nooooo

billstevejim, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:31 (three months ago) Permalink

this rilo kiley band is indie rock 2 the bone

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:33 (three months ago) Permalink

lol yeah it doesn't fit all the conventions, but listen to that group chorus on "With Arms Outstretched."

Incredible album. Can't believe it came out in 2002; I remember picking it up the day it came out and listening to it on a CD walkman

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:33 (three months ago) Permalink

it's def an album i have Cried to. Often

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:34 (three months ago) Permalink

also true of the other inevitable indie rock interloper the meadowlands

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:34 (three months ago) Permalink

at least ppl in the same circle were also listening to rilo kiley at the time? as i remember it anyway? the wrens as much as i love them were just a whole different thing. that said i think i gave the meadowlands like a #30 on my ballot lol

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:36 (three months ago) Permalink

It feels very of a piece with Paramore's s/t album, not just because of the easy comparison of two charismatic, fashionable redhead singers, but of how it uses one very strong personality and songwriting voice to bind together all sorts of different genre detours

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyway most people must not consider it emo b/c that's the only thing that explains it placing so low (I just revisited my ballot and saw I left it off, but in hindsight I'd place it high on my list)

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:38 (three months ago) Permalink

def not emo for me. sounds good tho

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:39 (three months ago) Permalink

few albums capture me being super sad in college as well as execution

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:41 (three months ago) Permalink

you say i choose sadness
that it never once has chosen me
maybe you're right

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:42 (three months ago) Permalink

with arms outstretched is awesome great campfire singalong song

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Interviewed Jenny Lewis last year and she likened her time in Omaha to summer camp, and yeah, this is the album that most captures that sense. There's a glamour to it that I still find intoxicating 15 years later, this sense that you're hanging out with all your closest friends. I love when albums create the sense of belonging

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:44 (three months ago) Permalink

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63. Aereogramme - Sleep And Release
151 points, 4 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:45 (three months ago) Permalink

can someone explain aereogramme to me. is it prog

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:46 (three months ago) Permalink

huh actually this is nice and something i would've LOVED in high school

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:50 (three months ago) Permalink

was never a huge fan of this band/album but the opener absolutely RIPS. Kinda a BtS/Foo Fighters thing. Rest of the album is wonkier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLQ2lLviws4

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Haven't heard this song in like 13 years. thx

billstevejim, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

oh yeah wow that song Rocks

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

never heard of this band.liking that song

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Later on there's another monster, but with piano instead of bass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJD8cIjsFyM

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Just catching up, many xposts but I love the cover connection with the tie at #67 (I haven't heard either but they're on The List).

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 21:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Their final album, My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go, is more post-rock and my favorite (although I'm in the minority with that opinion).

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:01 (three months ago) Permalink

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62. Three Mile Pilot - The Chief Assassin to the Sinister
152 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Brilliant album.

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:03 (three months ago) Permalink

love 3mp

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:03 (three months ago) Permalink

no one album more than any others fwiw

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:03 (three months ago) Permalink

were you Ottowa dudes in to Three Penny Opera?

havent thought about them in years but i def listened to them a bunch

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I used to see them. I don't own anything by them, though.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Aaaahh! Rilo Kiley was my number 1! I know there's a lot of debate around the veracity of its emo musicality, and while I kind of get that, everything about its mood, tone and lyrics epitomise the genre for me. I love that the entire thing is just this gigantic reflection on fear of mortality and identity dysphoria. Aaaaah Jenny Lewis. <3

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Is there something about government towns and hardcore?

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:09 (three months ago) Permalink

oh i listened to part of that three mile pilot record before voting but never finished it. what i heard was v impressive

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Been out all day, so miles behind but yay Pinegrove/FOB/TBS/Aereogramme. I forgot to nominate my favourite Saves the Day album (Can't Slow Down), so they didn't make it onto my ballot in the end. Pinegrove was my highest 21st Century entry (at #11). I totally didn't get it last year and then I saw them live and it's been on a loop ever since, I think it's pretty much perfect.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Sleep And Release was MY number one! Lovely synchronicity. Also voted for Rilo Kiley because tt p much made me (also played it for me and it was rly good & emotional)

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:13 (three months ago) Permalink

last one for today and it's a doozy

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:15 (three months ago) Permalink

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61. The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes
153 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:15 (three months ago) Permalink

this is the best three mile pilot song: https://youtu.be/WcsWGydETxc

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Love 3MP. I voted for this pretty high

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:16 (three months ago) Permalink

young machetes is like.. i think one of the great swan songs

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:19 (three months ago) Permalink

like doing everything they did before but better and more imaginatively

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:20 (three months ago) Permalink

among all the other reasons to thank this poll i have to give it credit for getting me into the blood brothers years after i dismissed them as not my thing

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:21 (three months ago) Permalink

I'd argue it's one of the only great political albums to come out of the Bush administration. Absolutely brutal, incredible stuff

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:22 (three months ago) Permalink

remarkable album, made my ballot

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:24 (three months ago) Permalink

young machetes is like.. i think one of the great swan songs

up there with The Argument where it's like, man, what's next? Oh damn, there is no next

Evan R, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:26 (three months ago) Permalink

and guy piciotto co produced!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:27 (three months ago) Permalink

and guy piciotto co produced!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:27 (three months ago) Permalink

lol thanks flagging

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Simon, wanna give us the daily wrap-up?

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:27 (three months ago) Permalink

uh I would but I'm on my phone lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:28 (three months ago) Permalink

no worries i gotcha

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:30 (three months ago) Permalink

100. At the Drive-In - Vaya EP
99. Elliott - False Cathedrals
98. Quicksand - Slip
97. The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
96. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
95. Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails
94. Straylight Run - Straylight Run
93 (TIE). Pedro the Lion - Winners Never Quit
93 (TIE). Aereogramme - A Story In White
91. Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy
90. Saetia - A Retrospective
89. Angel Hair - Pregnant With the Senior Class
88. Embrace - Embrace
87. Rival Schools - United by Fate
86. Thirty Ought Six - Hag Seed
85 (TIE). Jawbreaker - Bivouac
85 (TIE). Fireside - Elite
85 (TIE). blink-182 - Enema of the State
82. Shotmaker - Discography
81. Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar

80. Moss Icon - Lyburnum
79 (TIE). Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers
79 (TIE). Bedhead - Transaction de Novo
77. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
76. City of Caterpillar - City of Caterpillar
75. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
74. Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
73. Saves the Day - Through Being Cool
72. Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
71. The Promise Ring - Very Emergency
70. Dashboard Confessional - The Swiss Army Romance
69 (TIE). Pinegrove - Cardinal
69 (TIE). Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree
67 (TIE). Knapsack - This Conversation is Ending Starting Right Now
67 (TIE). Copeland - Beneath Medicine Tree
65. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
64. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
63. Aereogramme - Sleep and Release
62. Three Mile Pilot - The Chief Assassin to the Sinister
61. The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes

Spotify playlist: http://open.spotify.com/user/mordys/playlist/2DxXJBmUeORd2Y1K4su1WE

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:35 (three months ago) Permalink

BPIB is legendary but I hated Crimes so much I didn't bother with YM. Guess I oughta

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:37 (three months ago) Permalink

why in the world would you hate crimes

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow, so Bivouac is the best

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:45 (three months ago) Permalink

among all the other reasons to thank this poll i have to give it credit for getting me into the blood brothers years after i dismissed them as not my thing

― Mordy, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 3:21 PM (twenty-six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ive tried dozens of times as well. sounding good right now tho yah

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow, so Bivouac is the best

― tangenttangent, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 3:45 PM (four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I've probably listened to Bivouac more than any other album I own.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:53 (three months ago) Permalink

I think I listened to it when I was 14 and totally didn't get it at the time and have ignored it since. Favourite discovery of the rollout so far

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 22:59 (three months ago) Permalink

i need to listen to that, and 3 mile pilot, and pinegrove, and bedhead

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:03 (three months ago) Permalink

That Unwound record has never done a single thing for me, I've tried a handful of times over the years, cant find a way in.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Pinegrove was my highest 21st Century entry (at #11)

Self-edit. Obviously that's not true, I just forgot maths for a second. It is my favourite of this decade's emo releases though.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Jawbreaker have been a band I'd basically avoided because of the name? Which was an error

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:20 (three months ago) Permalink

'Fernandez Must Die' just started up on the Fireside album and me and imago looked up at each other which means 'omg'

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Wait you two are together? I'm confused

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:39 (three months ago) Permalink

um why has nobody mentioned this album *ever*

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:40 (three months ago) Permalink

we're charlton's very own ilx poll voting bloc. a formidable force

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:40 (three months ago) Permalink

imago do you like three mile pilot

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:42 (three months ago) Permalink

never heard. we're going to get around to everything though!

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:42 (three months ago) Permalink

they are like post-punk fairytale music

gr8080, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:43 (three months ago) Permalink

this thread will be some rich, rich pickings for music i never really got around to before and an incredibly valuable resource of emotional rock music

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:43 (three months ago) Permalink

imago needs to hear Three Mile Pilot before he goes to sleep. Brilliant band.

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:46 (three months ago) Permalink

My fave 3MP song
https://youtu.be/KDnrSu-lju4

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:48 (three months ago) Permalink

We have to listen to the entirety of every Dashboard release before that can happen.

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:49 (three months ago) Permalink

that's a mistake! Every 3MP release is awesome. and Black Heart Procession were damn brilliant too.

Odysseus, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:50 (three months ago) Permalink

The 3MP song gr80 posted is great. Reminds me of Broken Social Scene a bit?

Loads on here to discover. Laughed seeing Bedhead placed, but thinking about it, it makes perfect sense to see it under the emo banner. Good work guys.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:54 (three months ago) Permalink

I love that lj is going to be forced to sit through multiple (!) dashboard albums

Mordy, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Fireside is straight-up ridic, amazing music

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I love that lj is going to be forced to sit through multiple (!) dashboard albums

He is going to love it!

tangenttangent, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm already crying

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:59 (three months ago) Permalink

i only know emo through a freshman year crash course amongst friends but

99. Elliott - False Cathedrals - massive album, "drive on to me" is a mfin ANTHEM, like caffeinated "don't stop believing". the follow up album song in the air is really good too.

a but (brimstead), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Don't wet the bed tonight xp

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Fireside has been crushing! Instant favourite. Ty so much to whoever voted it in

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:25 (three months ago) Permalink

i discovered it during the campaigning thread! it's amazing!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:33 (three months ago) Permalink

wait have y'all heard juno

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:34 (three months ago) Permalink

the ilx emo poll: the greatest juno discovery thread of all time

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:34 (three months ago) Permalink

I love that lj is going to be forced to sit through multiple (!) dashboard albums


I'm not doing multiple albums, or even an entire one yet, but I did just stream "Screaming Infidelities" on Youtube (with a video of "hot emo boys") and I think "wtf?" is all I have to say rn.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I do not know what that is! If it's not likely to show up during the rollout then I'll be sure to play it once I'm caught up between days, xp

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Lol Sund4r, had you not heard it before? I think it's sole potency lies on 'your hair is everywhere' being such a weird and ubiquitous sentiment

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I heard it in 00/01 or when it was new but not since.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh wow Further Seems Forever sound awful so far.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:43 (three months ago) Permalink

which further seems forever singer?

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:44 (three months ago) Permalink

some iterations of the band are better than others (tho which are better and which are worse appears to be a subject of dispute)

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I think it was "So Cold" and "The Sound" that Youtube was giving me.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Dashboard Confessional sounds like the most emo band of them all

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:50 (three months ago) Permalink

I think it was "So Cold" and "The Sound" that Youtube was giving me.

― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:46 PM (seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh yeah, potentially the band is not for you

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:55 (three months ago) Permalink

were you Ottowa dudes in to Three Penny Opera?

never heard them!

why ruin a good tradition? (Will M.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 00:59 (three months ago) Permalink

hi i didnt vote bc my ballot would be 100% FOB ...so i'm here to broaden my horizons

I've already fallen in love w Lifetime thanks guys :D

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:08 (three months ago) Permalink

as far as random discoveries go that angel hair record is pretty entertaining jehu impression.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Isn't it more extreme than Drive Like Jehu? DLJ played at 45 maybe?

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:19 (three months ago) Permalink

I've already fallen in love w Lifetime thanks guys :D

Catching up with this now as well. It's so nice! The vocalist reminds me of the Less Than Jake guy. I don't mean that in a bad way.

tangenttangent, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:27 (three months ago) Permalink

this poll reinforces the fact that i have no idea what emo is (bedhead, really?) -- i didn't nominate anything, just voted for the shit i liked

good rollout so far tho! (mrs mordy's emo boy comment is a fave.) count me among those who tried blood brothers several times to no avail

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:30 (three months ago) Permalink

bedhead is the most wtf so far when it comes to emoness

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Isn't it more extreme than Drive Like Jehu? DLJ played at 45 maybe?

― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 8:19 PM (thirteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah something like that, a hardcore band that heard jehu and tried to imitate that sound

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:34 (three months ago) Permalink

all you blood brothers fans should also check out the Past Lives album and the first Jaguar Love album (but for the love of God stay far away from the second!), they were their equivalent of the Sparta/Mars Volta split

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:48 (three months ago) Permalink

first jaguar love album rules

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:54 (three months ago) Permalink

I love it so much, the production is a bit flat but they had such a cool sound, and it's wild to hear johnny give'r on such vibrant, poppy songs

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 01:57 (three months ago) Permalink

My #4 has already placed, as well as two other things in my top 20 (Saetia and Very Emergency). My #4 was The Swiss Army Romance, which for my money was easily the best DC album.

Crimes is one of my favorite albums of all time, truly an amazing piece of work. I still haven't really gotten into Young Machetes. Maybe I'll give it another shot tonight. I didn't vote for any Blood Brothers because I'd never thought of them as emo. Same with Refused and Unwound. But that's the interesting part about the way this poll was run, the relative emo-ness of an album seems to influence its ranking.

Rainer Maria should show up. I voted for three of theirs, one in my top 15.

My favorite Lifetime album is the one from the 70s with Tony Williams on it, but I'll give their 90s albums another shot.

THAC0 Pastorius (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 02:24 (three months ago) Permalink

wait have y'all heard juno

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:34 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the ilx emo poll: the greatest juno discovery thread of all time

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 7:34 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

in typical fashion I now feel a bit bad (ok not actually that bad) for getting folks on the juno train for this poll cause on re-re-relistening I'm now convinced only the 1st album is emo "enough", the 2nd is mor like every new guitar genre of the last 25 years thrown in a magical blender

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 03:30 (three months ago) Permalink

i hadn't really thought about that. the first album is 100% emo from a thematic standpoint, the second less so but it has that dna more than like 5 things that have already made the countdown.

i really wish juno was on spotify and/or my CDs weren't in storage.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 03:53 (three months ago) Permalink

I ordered my CDs like two weeks ago but they're still not here yet :( :( :(

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 04:02 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah it's def more emo than say Refused. interestingly it shares a producer w/ Leaves Turn Inside You

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 04:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Re: Songs From Under The Cork Tree, it has some key anthemic tracks but imo they don't hit critical capital A anthemic FOB til Infinity (i looooove the Babyface tracks, he understood their theatricality, I mean he turned Thnks Fr The Mmrs into a demented FOB Broadway showtune )

Infinity is when Patrick & Wentz really mindmeld & when the band starts just routinely facemelting

anyway i guess we'll get to that :)

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 04:09 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm listening to swiss army + the problem w/ it is that with the exception of the title track the best songs on it (screaming + again i go unnoticed) both show up on tpyhctftm - and as better versions! (places' "screaming" has that excellent penultimate elongated "your hair is everywhere" refrain which swiss army's version appears to be missing)

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 05:37 (three months ago) Permalink

So happy to see two more instant Fireside converts. It's like that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack goes, "Let's sell a couple of Beta Band albums," and the moment he puts the record on in the store a customer wants to buy it.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 06:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Going through the Aereogramme discography this morning because it's been far too long. I never heard their Michael Jackson cover before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi3ph9Uj-go

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:30 (three months ago) Permalink

They also did a brilliant 'In the Fishtank' session with Isis, which I had completely forgotten about.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Someone on the Britpop thread wanted to do a poll on the Glasgow scene. I'd be so up for that.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Are you from Glasgow?

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:46 (three months ago) Permalink

No, Holland :)

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:50 (three months ago) Permalink

that Fireside record is very cool incidentally

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:15 (three months ago) Permalink

in typical fashion I now feel a bit bad (ok not actually that bad) for getting folks on the juno train for this poll cause on re-re-relistening I'm now convinced only the 1st album is emo "enough", the 2nd is mor like every new guitar genre of the last 25 years thrown in a magical blender

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, March 7, 2017 8:30 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

idk the first four songs on the that album (after the intro) are kind of an opening emo salvo before the album drifts into abstraction. it counts i think!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:18 (three months ago) Permalink

No, Holland :)

― ArchCarrier,

well dont go claiming Lanarkshire bands for Glasgow then!!! ;)

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Haha, oops!

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:36 (three months ago) Permalink

But Wikipedia says

Aereogramme were a Scottish alternative rock band from Glasgow, formed in 1998, consisting of Craig B. (vocals, guitar), Iain Cook (guitar, programming), Campbell McNeil (bass) and Martin Scott (drums). Prior to their split in 2007, the band released four studio albums.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:40 (three months ago) Permalink

I know, never trust the internet, but you are the internet too, Odysseus.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:41 (three months ago) Permalink

no, i didnt mean them, i meant all those Bellshill bands that would get nommed for a glasgow poll and the delgados/mogwai who are from motherwell/hamilton

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:42 (three months ago) Permalink

before the countdown starts again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFjtEAE5GAA

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:47 (three months ago) Permalink

and Michael Stipe after
https://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/11.15.MichaelStipe2.jpg

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:52 (three months ago) Permalink

xp Wait, what? You want to exclude Mogwai from a Glasgow scene poll because they grew up 15 miles from the city?

Big LOL at that picture.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 13:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Realised I've still never heard an entire Dashboard Confessional album - I'll listen to whatever places highest.

Leaves Turn Inside You is a good record I used to absolutely love but it's another I didn't feel quite right voting for.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:03 (three months ago) Permalink

good morning emo boys & girls!

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:14 (three months ago) Permalink

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60. Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
154 points, 4 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:17 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm seeing these guys tnite!

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:17 (three months ago) Permalink

this poll reinforces the fact that i have no idea what emo is (bedhead, really?)

I'm not sure anyone does. I like music with complex rhythms and dissonant guitars and I like melodic hard rock anthems.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:20 (three months ago) Permalink

never liked 'em really (I saw them open for SFA in NY about...7-9 years ago? and found them super irritating) but I admire any band that far outlives the early hype cycle

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:21 (three months ago) Permalink

tbph i'm seeing them for the opener, i couldn't name a single one of their songs

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:22 (three months ago) Permalink

<3 <3 my number 1, pretty much the soundtrack to my angsty late teens, a beautifully emo indie album musically and lyrically.

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:25 (three months ago) Permalink

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59. Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
156 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:44 (three months ago) Permalink

way2low :'(

this is the blueprint 4 heartbreak

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:44 (three months ago) Permalink

How many points did #1,2,3 get?

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

I think Dashboard and Promise Ring are the emo bridges too far for me

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

I like the promise ring. Does that make me emo?

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:47 (three months ago) Permalink

this was my #3 fwiw

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:47 (three months ago) Permalink

and Michael Stipe after

hair everywhere indeed

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I think Dashboard and Promise Ring are the emo bridges too far for me

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:46 AM (eight minutes ago)

this is interesting bc for me personally, promise ring is THE emo band and dashboard is embarrassing kabuki

i'll willfully admit that if the tables were turned and dashboard's debut were released in '96 and promise ring's in 2000 i would probably feel the opposite.

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:01 (three months ago) Permalink

and speaking of post-2000 blindspots... holy shit this fireside album!

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:02 (three months ago) Permalink

I just really hate the promise ring's vocals for some reason, idk maybe I'll get past it like I have with literally every other personal emo roadblock ever lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:03 (three months ago) Permalink

I listened to the Los Campesinos album but it was a bit of a slog tbh. I enjoyed the Dashboard album but it was a late cut. I've always had the impression that Promise Ring were cringey-emo but I loved 'Nothing Feels Good'. I'm guessing it will be pretty high.

cajunsunday, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:06 (three months ago) Permalink

for sure

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:07 (three months ago) Permalink

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58. Jejune - This Afternoons Malady
160 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:07 (three months ago) Permalink

i guess i better listen to this huh?

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah this was a nice discovery for me. Has some nice shoegaze flavours.

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:08 (three months ago) Permalink

album of the year, every year

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:09 (three months ago) Permalink

That looks almost identical to a colourshifted cover of an album that's bound to place later

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:09 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm glad I don't give a shit about genre purity so I can take some credit for Sleep and Release and Young Machetes placing

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:10 (three months ago) Permalink

and speaking of post-2000 blindspots... holy shit this fireside album!

― gr8080, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:02 PM (five minutes ago)

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ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:10 (three months ago) Permalink

yes!!!

i remember seeing jejune play on a school night at my local all ages club in 97 or 98 and swooning like a maniac

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:10 (three months ago) Permalink

That looks almost identical to a colourshifted cover of an album that's bound to place later

― an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:09 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

pls be specific this is driving me crazy

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:12 (three months ago) Permalink

beautiful record, voted for it. thx to brad for the heads up!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:12 (three months ago) Permalink

some of the songs on RIP are incredible too, yet another band that feels like they had a ton more to say

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:14 (three months ago) Permalink

pls be specific this is driving me crazy

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:12 (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hmm

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:15 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah I can't figure that out either

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Yay, Los Campesinos! One of the most wordy albums I've listened to. Some many great lyrics on that one.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:20 (three months ago) Permalink

So many great lyrics I mean...

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Listening to fireside. Reminds me a bit of Commander Venus/Bright Eyes. But I like it so far
also nobody nommed Commander Venus?

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:21 (three months ago) Permalink

btw i always thought of romance is boring as the beginning of the end for los campesinos but everyone's enthusiasm on the campaigning thread made me revisit it, and now i think it's their best album, all of the combustibility of the previous two records but magnified 100x

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Listening to fireside. Reminds me a bit of Commander Venus/Bright Eyes.

― Odysseus, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:21 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

wait what

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:24 (three months ago) Permalink

ok count me in on the Fireside camp. Would've voted for this if I'd heard it.

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm listening to it again today and it's quite brilliant, sorry for not shutting up about Fireside I'll listen to everything else soon enough

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I can see that (regarding Romance Is Boring). Though I think their later albums are also pretty good (haven't heard the new one yet, but loved the first single).

Fireside later on, 2003, released a more meat and potatoes rock album called Get Shot, which I also kinda like but never revisited (and is nowhere near as goos as Elite - they really dropped the ball). Anyone familiar with that one? I saw them live during that era and distinctly remember a very poorly attended tuesday evening show in Vera, Groningen. They broke up after that tour i believe.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Nowhere near as GOOD, damn typos.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Going to dig out all my issues of Skyscraper I imported from the states to see if there's any good articles on some of these bands.

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Marty, are you from Groningen?

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Where do you go after releasing an 'emo' album with a 12-minute krautrock workout in the middle?

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:31 (three months ago) Permalink

jejune is great, wow

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:32 (three months ago) Permalink

No, I live about 50 miles from Groningen (but I do work there). I'm a Frisian.

xp

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:32 (three months ago) Permalink

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57. Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace There Is
169 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:33 (three months ago) Permalink

damn

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:33 (three months ago) Permalink

i voted for Goodness but this one is great too

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:34 (three months ago) Permalink

incredible album

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:36 (three months ago) Permalink

xp - OK, cool. Vera was more or less my second living room from the mid-90s to the mid 00s but I didn't see that Fireside show.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:37 (three months ago) Permalink

fun emo fact: I went on a date in Ottawa with a girl who freaked out that I knew who the Hotelier were, we bonded over shared emo loves, had what seemed to be a v nice time, and then I never saw her again until a few months later when she was out walking with some dude she was definitely dating. the end

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:46 (three months ago) Permalink

my issue with home is that the recording itself is not great but: those songs

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:47 (three months ago) Permalink

to make the most banal point ever, I like the raw sound and think it perfectly suits the rawness of the EMOTIONS

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:59 (three months ago) Permalink

idk when the mix is reduced to bass and drums in "in framing" and the bass sounds like it's being played in another room, it's mostly distracting, not raw

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Hi, another dutch northerner and Elite fan calling in :) Haven't listened to it in 10+ years but will put it on tonight. It's sort of an anomaly (and definitely the peak) in their oeuvre.

willem, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:02 (three months ago) Permalink

it's because the bass is abandoned and alone xp

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

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56. Paramore - Brand New Eyes
170 points, 6 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow expected this to place higher, huge record.

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:05 (three months ago) Permalink

the self titled will be way up for sure

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

i FEEEEEL no sympathy

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Have a feeling Joyce Manor may have been a casualty of vote splitting

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Never Votesplit Again

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:20 (three months ago) Permalink

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55 [TIE]. Rainer Maria - Look Now Look Again
177 points, 7 votes
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55 [TIE]. Jawbreaker - Dear You
177 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Dang, seeing three of my favs—Romance is Boring, Brand New Eyes and especially Home—place so low is kinda crushing. Feel like if this poll were done five or 10 years from now Hotelier would be a slam dunk top 10.

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Have a feeling Joyce Manor may have been a casualty of vote splitting

man I hope not, they're one of the best rock bands on the planet at the moment imo

Dear You's slow critical rehabilitation has been amusing

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Wow I wasn't able to check the thread since yesterday, a lot of interesting results!

gr8080 otm re: Promise Ring & Dashboard Confessional

Also I mentioned this in either the noms or campaigning threads and it probably got buried, but for all you new Fireside converts this is their most emo song imo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPybfavsbOA

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:24 (three months ago) Permalink

ha yes, i was right, rainer maria!!!!!!!!!!!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:25 (three months ago) Permalink

that rainer maria record has some of my favorite lyrics ever on it

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:25 (three months ago) Permalink

also dear you was a very crucial record for me in college even though i prefer the sprawl bivouac

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:26 (three months ago) Permalink

The amazing thing about Brand New Eyes is it's somehow not even Paramore's best album.

It's also one of the only Rob Cavallo-produced album I can remotely stomach. His tactless, over-compressed, over-loud modern RAWK sound is the embodiment of everything shitty about commercial rock in the '00s, but somehow this album makes it work because Williams takes it almost like a kind of challenge, seeing if she can out bombast it

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:28 (three months ago) Permalink

the skyline is two gazes long
and i crane my neck
to take it all in

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:28 (three months ago) Permalink

i saw rainer maria on my birthday last year and even their new songs ruled (although they were v different)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:30 (three months ago) Permalink

two fantastic albums

i went on a blind date once to a rainer maria show

all the older punk bros i know scoff at Dear You, all the younger music bros swear its the best jawbreaker

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:33 (three months ago) Permalink

ountain goats covering boxcar: https://youtu.be/xPRE35kjOcI

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:33 (three months ago) Permalink

m

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Tbh I've never listened to a whole Jawbreaker album but "Chesterfield King" is the best song ever.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

On Bivouac, I see.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

xp Love that cover, watching COPS and reading Didion >>>

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:37 (three months ago) Permalink

could only bring myself to vote for 24hr Revenge Therapy itp but their other albums are all great too

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:39 (three months ago) Permalink

it placed yesterday but shouts out to the broken-ass guitar solo on rilo kiley's "spectacular views"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:40 (three months ago) Permalink

(xpost) Yeah I didn't vote for any Jawbreaker but 24 Hour Revenge Therapy was always my favourite - one of those cases of a record really striking the right balance between the sounds of the albums either side of it. I guess it will place pretty high up?

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:40 (three months ago) Permalink

its not on this album, but its fun to sing "Kiss the Bottle" as "Kiss the Butthole"

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:41 (three months ago) Permalink

orange rhyming dictionary gotta beat all jawbreaker itp

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

assume u guys have heard Jahbreaker, right? for the lols

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:42 (three months ago) Permalink

https://jahbreaker.bandcamp.com/

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:43 (three months ago) Permalink

orange rhyming dictionary gotta beat all jawbreaker itp

It'll be close I bet!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:43 (three months ago) Permalink

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53 [TIE]. The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving
180 points, 5 votes
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53 [TIE]. Shudder To Think - Pony Express Record
180 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:53 (three months ago) Permalink

my wife introduced me to Left & Leaving, which I voted for... previously I had always thought they were too wimpy emo for me and was pleasantly surprised

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Hi, another dutch northerner and Elite fan calling in :) Haven't listened to it in 10+ years but will put it on tonight. It's sort of an anomaly (and definitely the peak) in their oeuvre.

― willem, woensdag 8 maart 2017 16:02 (forty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

We've got a Dutch northern quartet here guys :) Elite and 3 Mile Pilot my fave takeaways from this so far.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

i loooooove. looooooooooooove. love pony express record. i guess they are a post-hardcore band but it honestly never occurred to me to vote for them in the poll

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

can anyone ysi me the jejune alb. please?

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:01 (three months ago) Permalink

fun emo fact: I went on a date in Ottawa with a girl who freaked out that I knew who the Hotelier were, we bonded over shared emo loves, had what seemed to be a v nice time, and then I never saw her again until a few months later when she was out walking with some dude she was definitely dating. the end

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:46 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

:( so emo

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:01 (three months ago) Permalink

**Quick VG emo listening update***
Saves The Day - good but i dont think i like the vocals
The Promise Ring - omg omg. I am so in love with this sound + vox. Weirdly they sound a bit like mid-late 90's Australian grunge & therefore I'm in heaven.

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Saves the Day vox will grow on you. trust.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Spottie, you're not on slsk?

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

VG are you a jimmy eat world fan?

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

what I know, yep

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:06 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for Funeral at the Movies. Tbh, I never heard all of Pony Express Record.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:06 (three months ago) Permalink

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51. Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
184 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:18 (three months ago) Permalink

ah yeah i forgot about the inevitable death cab onslaught

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I used to really like this album but I havent heard it in years.

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Voted for a different Death Cab but this is a cool record i think i'd feel much stronger about if i had heard it earlier in life

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:26 (three months ago) Permalink

the only DCFC record I really like

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:27 (three months ago) Permalink

xxp - LBI, cool! We should all get together for beers on Friday night for the reveal of the top 10.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:27 (three months ago) Permalink

I liked up to and including Transatlanticism II cant remember if i liked plans or not but I think i did

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:28 (three months ago) Permalink

the only DCFC record I really like

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:27 PM (thirty-four seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

same

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:28 (three months ago) Permalink

the track sequencing, particularly on the back half, is tremendous

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:30 (three months ago) Permalink

First DCFC I heard was the Photo Album, and it might be my least favorite of their pre-Plans records. And yet, because of the time in my life when I discovered it...

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:36 (three months ago) Permalink

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50. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
187 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:49 (three months ago) Permalink

too low :/

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:49 (three months ago) Permalink

too high

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:49 (three months ago) Permalink

wayyyyy too low

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:50 (three months ago) Permalink

perfect from start to finish

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:50 (three months ago) Permalink

WAY too low, I was sure this would be a top tenner

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:55 (three months ago) Permalink

can't believe it was only on 5/30 ballots!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 17:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Never listened to MCR because I always thought they were nu-metal or something. I guess I should?

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:00 (three months ago) Permalink

you what

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:00 (three months ago) Permalink

^^^a song so undeniable even alex in NYC loved it

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:02 (three months ago) Permalink

hah, uh i left this off somehow. thought it was in my top 15... shuolda been.

I know the girl who played Helena in the vid. Daughter of nfl coach w@de phi11ips.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:03 (three months ago) Permalink

helena one of the best videos ever

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Damn. Why didn't anyone tell me?

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:04 (three months ago) Permalink

@ArchCarrier can't make it Friday but it's a good idea for sometime later!

MCR and I never gelled.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:04 (three months ago) Permalink

this album was my gateway into discovering that I was wrong to ignore mainstream emo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

I guess I have listened to this album before? "Helena" is super familiar.

THAC0 Pastorius (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:05 (three months ago) Permalink

helena was EVERYWHERE. such a perfect belter

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:07 (three months ago) Permalink

i understand why they're maligned by serious music fans bc mcr is like the quintessential hot topic band but also the album is hot fire straight thru.

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

also for new MCR converts do not sleep on Black Parade and particularly "Teenagers"

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Ghost Of You is my fav on here

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Does this mean Black Parade isn't going to place? That would be a shame.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:09 (three months ago) Permalink

i could be coy but honestly if it doesn't place it's not like we're coming back to it so get yr black parade comments out now imho

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:10 (three months ago) Permalink

'Teenagers' is forever associated in my mind with the memory of tarantino telling zane lowe it was his favourite song at the time

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:11 (three months ago) Permalink

picking my fav three cheers song is like..... impossible, but it's this one probably

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktpr-HxGJ0E

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:11 (three months ago) Permalink

lol yeah I didn't mean to make it sound like I was asking you specifically, just general worrying/angst. such a great album, rare combo of ambition and execution xxp

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

just every song on this album is BURSTING with melodies

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

"Thank you for the Venom" is so adorable, it always sounds like kiddie thrash to me (in a good way)

my fave is the closer, which I can never sit or stand still for

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:13 (three months ago) Permalink

kiddie thrash yessss

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:13 (three months ago) Permalink

MCR was certainly not everywhere in my part of the world: only 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)' and 'Welcome to the Black Parade' ever hit the Dutch top 100, peaking at very respectable places 86 and 92.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:14 (three months ago) Permalink

lol "Na Na Na" is so fucking good

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:14 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah the closer is
https://media.tenor.co/images/3d2185564be57aeb8a4d761d19b1cb23/raw

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:15 (three months ago) Permalink

only GO
SO FAR
to burryyyy themmmm

so DEEP AND DOWN WE GO

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Wait, you don't expect The Black Parade to place higher than this? I thought that was like THE ilx emo record.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:17 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't know anything anymore, everything I believed in is a lie (/emo)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:19 (three months ago) Permalink

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49. Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide
187 points, 6 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:23 (three months ago) Permalink

damn there is gonna be so much SDRE in this top 50 huh

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

hell yeah

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Fuck yeah! This is the best swan song EVER. My #3.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

this is not the one I voted for but it's good!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

beautiful record

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:28 (three months ago) Permalink

i think i didn't realize how good it was until paramore covered "faces in disguise" on the riot tour

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:28 (three months ago) Permalink

i left this off my ballot and had Dairy in its place, which is stupid bc this is prob the SDRE i love the most

my circle of friends in lolcollege had 2 bros who listened to metal exclusively and when this album came out we evangelized to them relentlessly until they became dudes who listened to metal and the new SDRE exclusively. about a dozen of us went and saw them on this tour together and were so zealous in our singing along and swaying that most of the rest of the audience took note and the band at one point acknowledged us

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:32 (three months ago) Permalink

awesome

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

this album is way more Pearl Jam than emo imo, but who cares

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

singing along and swaying

I'm seeing the Dashboard Unplugged audience in my head when I read those words.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:34 (three months ago) Permalink

exactly.

but we looked cooler and the music sounded way better

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyone who thinks Diary is better should listen to 'Disappear'. Or 'Snibe'.

Or their very best song, which they put in the final spot on their final release:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Ef1RxDr_U

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:38 (three months ago) Permalink

I could listen to that thing all day (and I have, actually).

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:39 (three months ago) Permalink

can I start to post bad old Pitchfork reviews http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/7583-the-rising-tide/

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

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48. Hum – Downward is Heavenward
189 points, 4 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

oh boy

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:41 (three months ago) Permalink

omg lol @ pfork review

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:41 (three months ago) Permalink

this isn't *really* emo (though the vocals help) but I couldn't not vote for it, my #4 and an all-time favorite

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Ten bonus points for Imago!

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

some of the greatest, most expensive guitar sounds ever

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

God, that review.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

I mainly felt OK voting for it cause I had a lot of extremely emo times listening to it

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

you guys should probably also check out the Dear You review lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah this was the album cover I was talking about

great, great album

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

love that hum record to death. wanted to vote for it but so many other albums just felt more right to me.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

might have been my #4 too

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

189 points and four votes mean the other two votes must have been really fuckin high too (assuming 50 for a no. 1?)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:47 (three months ago) Permalink

SDRE and Hum back to back <3

I felt too much out of my depth to vote in this poll, had no idea which way the emo pendulum would swing. Turns out it's surprisingly going into very different directions. Which is good. Should have voted. Rising Tide is the one for me, as great as Diary is.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:52 (three months ago) Permalink

glad mordy did a top 100. l

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I will forever maintain that this album would not be the commercial disaster it was had they released "Green to Me" or "If You Are to Bloom" as the lead single ("Comin' Home" was a *terrible* choice)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

if nothing else they both had sweet earwormy opening riffs

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 18:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Liking Hum so far, should have gotten round to them years ago. Think they were definitely an influence on Oceansize, and I now realise Lantlos' last album was basically a heavier version of this

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:00 (three months ago) Permalink

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47. The Get-Up Kids - Four Minute Mile
198 points, 6 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

classic

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:03 (three months ago) Permalink

FORGIVE ME!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:04 (three months ago) Permalink

iirc without four minute mile fall out boy would not exist

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:04 (three months ago) Permalink

we're going to have to work out the most emo cover in the top 100 when this is all done

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:05 (three months ago) Permalink

189 points and four votes mean the other two votes must have been really fuckin high too (assuming 50 for a no. 1?)

Yep: three people had it at #4, one #3.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:07 (three months ago) Permalink

"Don't Hate Me" is ground zero for The Weezer Effect

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Have never been able to get into Rising Tide as much as the other SDRE albums but I'll keep trying.

Re: Pitchfork's old emo reviews, nothing beats all the Joan of Arc ones, I've never known a publication hate a band so much.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:10 (three months ago) Permalink

i only voted for one get up kids record but even that felt weird bc i feel like all of their best songs are on unrelated eps

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:12 (three months ago) Permalink

sund4r has raved about Hum for years

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for a different get up kids record

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

we're going to have to work out the most emo cover in the top 100 when this is all done

Ha! Regardless of what else places I'm voting Tell All Your Friends.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

i drove 200 miles round-trip to see GUK the night before i graduated high school

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I ended up not voting for any Get Up Kids. I listened to bits of a couple records and they didn't hit me like I thought they were going to. And yet I really like "I'm a Loner, Dottie, a Rebel..." which reminds me I forgot to vote for the Post Marked Stamps comp CD.

I saw the Hold Steady open for the Get Up Kids years ago. Weird bill. The emo kids were not into THS. Six months later I saw THS again in a small venue and mentioned the show to Craig outside the club. His response: "Well, when you fuck with emo, emo fucks with you."

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

breakdown in "fall semester" is all time

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for a different get up kids record

I had this on my list and one of their EPs in my top 10.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

if i ever write that book about emo (lol) four minute mile will be extremely central to its thesis bc it's, as far as i know, the first record of its kind to be so simultaneously recognizably emo and recognizably pop-punk, plus it inspired almost every band that came after

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

"Saw my baby boy, digging his own hole/keeping alive family tradition" makes me tear up every time.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

"Well, when you fuck with emo, emo fucks with you."

this is funnier than any actual Hold Steady lyric

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:22 (three months ago) Permalink

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46. Gospel - The Moon Is a Dead World
199 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

GET IN

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:24 (three months ago) Permalink

https://open.spotify.com/album/0w4VXJ2DBfUmX5StTj69q6

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

This was enormous and I voted for it on the strength of one listen as well

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

great record, thanks for repping it kerr

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

i guess i would argue that it's wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too prog for this poll but it's also great so fine

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

or if you have a spare $150
https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/425688631

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

one of the more amusing inadvertently combined Spotify profiles

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:27 (three months ago) Permalink

here's mine
http://i.imgur.com/oUuZxQQ.jpg

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:30 (three months ago) Permalink

oh man that's gorgeous, the only competition I have is my Oh, Common Life starburst red vinyl (though that only ran me 10 bucks CAD lol)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

This probably only cost $10 + $10 shipping when it came out

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

oh man that's gorgeous, the only competition I have is my Oh, Common Life starburst red vinyl (though that only ran me 10 bucks CAD lol)

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:32 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

.... oh goddammit, were fireworks nominated in this poll

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm so upset with myself

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh, to have been into vinyl in the 90s.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

YES BECAUSE I NOMINATED THEM

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:34 (three months ago) Permalink

I also have the 10" split with Kodan Armada and the live tape. Would love to get the 2nd tape but there's only 29 of them

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:34 (three months ago) Permalink

YES BECAUSE I NOMINATED THEM

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:34 PM (twenty-eight seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hate to break this to you but they were not on the list

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:35 (three months ago) Permalink

there's only one Gospel CD on discogs too. They totally need a reissue
https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/441452079

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:35 (three months ago) Permalink

oh fuck you're right! xp

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:36 (three months ago) Permalink

well, shit. in that case I would like to take a moment to honor this beautiful version of "One More Creature Dizzy With Love" I've been obsessed with lately

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH6YBJHnnmA

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Simon I just checked the original thread and you did nominate them. They somehow failed to get from that thread into the nomination list. I'm so sorry :(

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Hey it's not emo without a little tragedy

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Definitely going to have to listen to Gospel.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:40 (three months ago) Permalink

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45. Thursday - No Devolución
199 points, 6 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Another brilliant final album

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:42 (three months ago) Permalink

iirc this was top five for me

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:43 (three months ago) Permalink

it came out the same year as let england shake and i always associate them with each other bc they're both ghostly reinventions

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:44 (three months ago) Permalink

...I completely forgot to vote for this it turns out, thankfully it did fine without me

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:44 (three months ago) Permalink

when you first notice the buried horns on "Fast to the End" >>>>>>

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:48 (three months ago) Permalink

it came out the same year as let england shake and i always associate them with each other bc they're both ghostly reinventions

literally dropped everything I was doing to go play this after reading this. I don't even recall reading/hearing anything about this album

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:53 (three months ago) Permalink

they sound absolutely nothing alike but I can see how someone would associate their ~vibes~

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:54 (three months ago) Permalink

10 minutes in and I'm getting Leaves Turn Inside You vibes more than anything, which, well fuck yeah bring it

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:56 (three months ago) Permalink

So far this is my favorite of the albums I discovered as a result of this poll.

cwkiii, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:56 (three months ago) Permalink

they sound absolutely nothing alike but I can see how someone would associate their ~vibes~

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:54 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah it's all vibe

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:57 (three months ago) Permalink

finally listening to the Gospel album and it's incredible (tho I concur with the "not emo" diagnosis)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:58 (three months ago) Permalink

It's screamo though

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 19:59 (three months ago) Permalink

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44. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
205 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:03 (three months ago) Permalink

one of my faves

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:03 (three months ago) Permalink

i've always thought the ugly organ was pretty uneven compared to domestica but the first five or so tracks are all fire

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Great album, look for it in the local discount bin

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I still don't understand this genre that encompasses both a pedro the lion album and jimmy eat world

akm, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I have The Ugly Organ on CD and im sure its more grey than green on the cover

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:05 (three months ago) Permalink

hey man we haven't even gotten to Converge yet

xpost to akm

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:05 (three months ago) Permalink

did anyone else do a "where's tim" scan of the accompanying art after hearing "I'm hiding in the leaves / in the CD jacket sleeve"

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:06 (three months ago) Permalink

no but we'll be doing a few "WHERE'S JIM" scans over the next couple days

cwkiii, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

oh common life is not going to place bc it disappeared from the noms but i would really like to isolate it as a record on which a pretty trad pop-punk band stretched out a lot and ended up making a really resonant album about death and trauma, and i've found i grow closer to it as i get older. i also think they're a pretty incomparable band lyrically

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:12 (three months ago) Permalink

is there going to be any more blink 182?

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Yup, it's a stellar album. Gospel is also very good, "I Was Born in the Dark" is a master class in songs under 150 seconds that nevertheless cram in a dozen musical twists xp

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Don't think it even got nominated by Mama, I'm Swollen was a way underrated LP with like 4 knockout songs on it. My favorite post-Ugly Organ Cursive album

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

until very recently i preferred gospel. i go back and forth. fireworks were the first modern pop-punk band i really fell in love with xp

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

"even strangers are asking you / 'what the hell is wrong with him?'" on "one more creature dizzy with love" just kills me

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I can't believe they didn't include a version of the title track, what a gorgeous song that is

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:17 (three months ago) Permalink

i programmed a version of the album where the title track is the opener. makes it a masterpiece imo lol

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:18 (three months ago) Permalink

(i think potentially they wrote and recorded the title track after turning in the album. heard that somewhere)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:19 (three months ago) Permalink

damn, would have *killed* as the side 1 closer

anyway that's enough out of me re: a song that's not on an album that's not gonna place lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

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43. The Dismemberment Plan - Change
208 points, 5 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:22 (three months ago) Permalink

false!!!!!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:22 (three months ago) Permalink

needs more emo

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Change is maybe like the 9th falsest thing to place so far!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:25 (three months ago) Permalink

lol true i just like yelling about it

i appreciate the diversity in this poll but it's also super weird

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I was soooo excited for this to come out and didn't really know what to make of most of it when it did. One of the first albums I can remember to just totally confound my expectations.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I loved "Helena" so much! "Hang 'Em High" is one of my favourite deep cuts from Three Cheers.

i guess i would argue that it's wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too prog for this poll but it's also great so fine


Tbh, what I liked about what people were calling emo when I was first exposed to it was that it was like a new kind of prog rock.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink

it's my fav d plan record

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Tbh, what I liked about what people were calling emo when I was first exposed to it was that it was like a new kind of prog rock.

― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1:33 PM (six seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i feel this! that gospel record just seems to slip out of even my expansive emo venn diagram

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink

I am on a national express, alone, achey and tired from another city I didn't need to go to; this thread is perfect for me. Thanks guys.

plums (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink

I couldn't not vote for this, one of my favourite albums of the '00s (and definitely a big part of my initial emo phase).

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:36 (three months ago) Permalink

"Sentimental Man" / "Face of the Earth" is one of the great opening salvos

uhh anyway this is another killer album I didn't actually vote for

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Tbh, what I liked about what people were calling emo when I was first exposed to it was that it was like a new kind of prog rock.

― My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1:33 PM (six seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i feel this! that gospel record just seems to slip out of even my expansive emo venn diagram

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson),

One of you should do a hardcore/post-hardcore poll

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:37 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for a different Dismemberment Plan album

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:38 (three months ago) Permalink

one of the more amusing inadvertently combined Spotify profiles

OK only just looked Gospel up and looooool.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:39 (three months ago) Permalink

This was the original list of genres on the nomination topic:

Emo, screamo, pop-punk, skate punk, mallcore, post-hardcore, ska punk, psychobilly and Warped Tour music

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:44 (three months ago) Permalink

oh christ i hope less than jake still arent to come!

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:45 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't think any psychobilly records were nominated unfortunately

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Hello Rockview was my #1 xpost

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:47 (three months ago) Permalink

pretty sure there are at least 3 reel big fish albums yet to place

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:47 (three months ago) Permalink

god there are so many good joke #1 possibilities for this poll

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:48 (three months ago) Permalink

really didn't see the +44 album taking it

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:48 (three months ago) Permalink

you say that and yet i was thinking last night had the box car racer album been nominated i would've considered voting for it

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

#1 Emo album: The Amazing Royal Crowns s/t

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Avril is still to place..

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Okay, checking in again: I voted for no less than three Dismemberment Plan records. This is one of them. For some reason Change is a night time album for me, I've played this for years after coming home from the pub/shows. It's one of my favourite come-down records.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I can definitely hear that. Even in its relatively manic moments it has a zen quality.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, whereas Emergency & I is the opposite of that, it's frenetic, nervous, yet danceable.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 20:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Not to mention ...Is Terrified

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61nuj7zn9kL.jpg
42. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
209 points, 6 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Man I fucking love Hum until the end of the Earth but they are not emo imho (just to go back dozens of xposts)

Also fucking lol at The Amazing Royal Crowns reference

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:06 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for this

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:07 (three months ago) Permalink

And folks, I tried with My Chemical Romance (and some others sure to come) and... I just can't :(

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:07 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for a different Bright Eyes album

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:07 (three months ago) Permalink

this is better than lifted but i assume lifted placed over it. regardless imo all of the bright eyes records aged horribly

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I agree 100% (after relistening to them for this poll lol)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:13 (three months ago) Permalink

In wish I could reverse the discography sizes of bright eyes and desaparecidos

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:14 (three months ago) Permalink

same

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:14 (three months ago) Permalink

can't imagine listening to the fake interview on fevers and then deciding to vote for it in any capacity tbh

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:15 (three months ago) Permalink

F&M is my pick for most emo album cover. look at ur own feelings!!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:25 (three months ago) Permalink

YOU are the one who is sad!!!!!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Who was the first emo band to popularize "kerrang emo" the dudes in make up kind. Was it My Chemical Romance?

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:28 (three months ago) Permalink

alright, so last one for today and the band i'm actually willing to leave the comfort of my home tnite to see live opening for los campensinos

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:29 (three months ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51uDsZReeGL.jpg
41. Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales
221 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:29 (three months ago) Permalink

:D

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:29 (three months ago) Permalink

FUCK YEAH

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:29 (three months ago) Permalink

LC should be opening for THEM ;)

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:29 (three months ago) Permalink

this album is so good

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyway, this was my #2. Recency bias is so sweet yeah

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

holy shit! I guess this means I shouldn't give up on other very recent albums huh

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

and i agree they should be headlining this thing but i had no input into the booking

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

anyway, today results were fantastic but tmmrw is imo the best results of the entire thing (all entirely way TOO LOW) before rolling into the conclusion on friday

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:31 (three months ago) Permalink

uh oh i'm gonna be sad about the too lows

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:32 (three months ago) Permalink

aka emo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:32 (three months ago) Permalink

this is such a great album to end the day on tho i just put it on and i'm so psyched about this show. that opening track is so epic.

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:32 (three months ago) Permalink

btw Three Mile Pilot are indeed amazing

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:32 (three months ago) Permalink

i love the dumb cover because it totally matches the weird euphoria of the record

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:34 (three months ago) Permalink

they really are xp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWTcqP_cYpM

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted the opening track as my number one song of the year in the EOY poll. Have fun Mordy!

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

an emo band named Crying... seems kind of meta

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

one thing about no devolucion: i have no insight into the actual mastering process but given fridmann's history i think it might be so hotly mastered that it ended up producing a ton of negative space and weird auras around all of the instruments

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

xxp will do. wearing my dashboard t-shirt and a coheed hoodie <3 synchronicity!

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:37 (three months ago) Permalink

also "turnpike gates" is the best thursday song ever

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:37 (three months ago) Permalink

er "turnpike divides"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Emo 2 the core :)

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:38 (three months ago) Permalink

regardless imo all of the bright eyes records aged horribly

Cassadaga has help up way better than I would have expected.

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 21:39 (three months ago) Permalink

i want to genre police so bad but whatever.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:00 (three months ago) Permalink

man i cant stand bright eyes

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:01 (three months ago) Permalink

i want to genre police so bad but whatever.

― Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:00 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's ok i've been doing it 4 u

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Can't imagine any other genre poll on ILX with quite so many "this isn't [genre we are polling]" comments

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:08 (three months ago) Permalink

genre policing has been critical to emo since time immemorial

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:10 (three months ago) Permalink

the one emo/pop-punk focused message board i post on is consumed by genre-policing arguments at least once every two weeks

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:12 (three months ago) Permalink

imo by those standards we're doing great

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:12 (three months ago) Permalink

There are... more music forums than ILM?

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:14 (three months ago) Permalink

don't investigate

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:14 (three months ago) Permalink

*waves hands around* ~this is the only message board~

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Fantastic, amazing message board.

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Anyway, checking out some of the albums I hadn't heard before but wow, The Ugly Organ is pretty good, isn't it?

ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:17 (three months ago) Permalink

i guess i just didn't think some of these fringe inclusions would make it this high in the countdown.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:23 (three months ago) Permalink

I ignored the Crying album last year since I'm a miserable contrarian asshole who ignores records people go apeshit for because they underwhelm more often than not; this is quite sweet and endearingly dorky though.

For some reason people are comparing it to Dream Theater lol

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:24 (three months ago) Permalink

(not on here)

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:24 (three months ago) Permalink

punknews brad?

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:25 (three months ago) Permalink

formerly absolutepunk now chorus fm

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Can't imagine any other genre poll on ILX with quite so many "this isn't [genre we are polling]" comments

― Evan R,

Metal poll has nothing on this poll.

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:27 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah metal would be the only thing that comes close. But this is metal if, like, 60% of the acts on that poll pushed back against being called metal

Evan R, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:29 (three months ago) Permalink

**VG Listening Update***

Sunny Day Real Estate - holy fuck it really is like Pearl Jam is the backing band, musical similarities are nuts. But not in a mimicking way.
Anyway: Love love LOVE. On first listen I def prefer Diary over Rising Tide

Fireside are great. Very enjoyable

I also dug back into older Jimmy Eat World (Static Prevails) yeah they def fit into this emo profile i'm building lol. Love this other dude's vocals, and the harmonies together b/w two singers blend so well

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Love this other dude's vocals, and the harmonies together b/w two singers blend so well

too bad it literally never happens again in their discography

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:33 (three months ago) Permalink

last one for today and the band i'm actually willing to leave the comfort of my home tnite to see live

lol that is beautiful kismet

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:34 (three months ago) Permalink

have they said why they switched? like did it cause conflict? other dude stayed in the band afaict or am i wrong

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:36 (three months ago) Permalink

btw Three Mile Pilot are indeed amazing

knew you'd like them!

don't think it was nominated but you shld really check out "another desert, another sea"

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:39 (three months ago) Permalink

i think the official story is that jim just started writing soooo much and tom just sorta recognized what was happening and stepped back (possibly this is fanfic i've absorbed over the years). tom is still the guitarist though yeah

xpost

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:40 (three months ago) Permalink

don't think it was nominated but you shld really check out "another desert, another sea"

― gr8080,

If I had nominated anything I would have nominated this for sure.

I would also have nominated a few things on Hydrahead that was screamo. Isis - Celestial was considered screamo at the time and thats prob why I got into them. It's also why metal purists hated them of course.

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:54 (three months ago) Permalink

that's kinda cool imo xpost

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:54 (three months ago) Permalink

but City of Caterpillar wasn't even nommed and I persuaded enough people to listen to them (and Gospel) and they voted them in so I'm happy!

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:55 (three months ago) Permalink

ok well at least isis weren't nominated

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 22:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Would only have been Celestial

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:00 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i don't even think that qualifies

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Surely at least one Converge album will place. I'd hope Jane Doe would but who can tell with people saying "i love that band but they're not emo". The uncertainty makes it a fun poll.

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:01 (three months ago) Permalink

idk Isis is totally mallpunk ime

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:19 (three months ago) Permalink

wait Isis was considered emo at one point? gtfo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:25 (three months ago) Permalink

no, SCREAMO not emo

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:26 (three months ago) Permalink

One emo album on Hydrahead I really should have nominated but forgot about is Guitar Method by Kid Kilowatt.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:26 (three months ago) Permalink

the term post metal wasnt invented then

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:27 (three months ago) Permalink

hey were Cave In nominated?

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:31 (three months ago) Permalink

heh I forgot Piebald were once on Hydrahead

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Isis - Celestial was considered screamo at the time and thats prob why I got into them. It's also why metal purists hated them of course.

i don't need the metalheads- i have my own plan to defeat Isis

gr8080, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:40 (three months ago) Permalink

hey were Cave In nominated?

― Odysseus, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:31 PM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalin

oh whoops! i don't think so but i would've voted for until your heart stops

i realize how hypocritical this is of me

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:40 (three months ago) Permalink

100. At the Drive-In - Vaya EP
99. Elliott - False Cathedrals
98. Quicksand - Slip
97. The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
96. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
95. Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails
94. Straylight Run - Straylight Run
93 (TIE). Pedro the Lion - Winners Never Quit
93 (TIE). Aereogramme - A Story In White
91. Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy
90. Saetia - A Retrospective
89. Angel Hair - Pregnant With the Senior Class
88. Embrace - Embrace
87. Rival Schools - United by Fate
86. Thirty Ought Six - Hag Seed
85 (TIE). Jawbreaker - Bivouac
85 (TIE). Fireside - Elite
85 (TIE). blink-182 - Enema of the State
82. Shotmaker - Discography
81. Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar

80. Moss Icon - Lyburnum
79 (TIE). Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers
79 (TIE). Bedhead - Transaction de Novo
77. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
76. City of Caterpillar - City of Caterpillar
75. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
74. Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
73. Saves the Day - Through Being Cool
72. Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
71. The Promise Ring - Very Emergency
70. Dashboard Confessional - The Swiss Army Romance
69 (TIE). Pinegrove - Cardinal
69 (TIE). Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree
67 (TIE). Knapsack - This Conversation is Ending Starting Right Now
67 (TIE). Copeland - Beneath Medicine Tree
65. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
64. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
63. Aereogramme - Sleep and Release
62. Three Mile Pilot - The Chief Assassin to the Sinister
61. The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes

60. Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
59. Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
58. Jejune - This Afternoons Malady
57. Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace There Is
56. Paramore - Brand New Eyes
55 (TIE). Rainer Maria - Look Now Look Again
55 (TIE). Jawbreaker - Dear You
53 (TIE). The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving
53 (TIE). Shudder To Think - Pony Express Record
51. Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
50. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
49. Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide
48. Hum – Downward is Heavenward
47. The Get-Up Kids - Four Minute Mile
46. Gospel - The Moon Is a Dead World
45. Thursday - No Devolución
44. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
43. The Dismemberment Plan - Change
42. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
41. Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales

devvvine, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:43 (three months ago) Permalink

I think more than half of my top ten won't place :/

Unless it turns out everyone loves Jeromes Dream

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:44 (three months ago) Permalink

well you know who they got another vote from

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:54 (three months ago) Permalink

hey were Cave In nominated?

― Odysseus, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:31 PM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalin

oh whoops! i don't think so but i would've voted for until your heart stops

i realize how hypocritical this is of me

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson),

Me too, but I thought you would be more a Jupiter fan

Odysseus, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 23:55 (three months ago) Permalink

nah hardcore cave-in 4ever

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:02 (three months ago) Permalink

i like the other stuff but it doesn't do it for me like that record

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Jupiter is a pretty definitive post-hardcore album in my opinion, literally a hardcore band that stopped playing hardcore and started playing something else. Braid sounded like a hardcore band on Frankie Welfare Boy Age 5, and by Frame and Canvas were following more pop tropes than anything.

That said, Jupiter is not emo and I wouldn't have voted for it.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I think I can define what /isn't/ emo better than what /is/.

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Well you have always been the most emo person I know!

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Listening to that Crying album, it's v fun i dig it

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:49 (three months ago) Permalink

This thread has inspired me to give Fall Out Boy another chance...the plan was to work my way through chronologically (skipping the first one), but From Under the Cork Tree was just not my thing at all so I gave up. Got to listen to about half of Infinity on High at work today and yeah this is way better.

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 01:01 (three months ago) Permalink

i was at isis and piebald shows back in the day, those bands all knew each other b/c boston is small but NO ONE at the time would have called isis emo (or converge or cave in tbh)

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 01:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Otm

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 02:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Woo Los Compensinos did me the favor of playing the one song by them I really know (romance is boring) right off the bat.

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 02:39 (three months ago) Permalink

yo how was crying??

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 02:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Really great I had no idea it was such a small band making such a big sound

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 02:56 (three months ago) Permalink

i can't post while at work so i miss all these roll-outs. i also didn't get to listen to any album before this poll so my ballot was limited. in fact i only ranked a Top 10 but submitted a Top 25. not very emo i'm afraid. so if Bright Eyes has aged that badly i'm sorry. also Imago, i voted for A Story In White for my Aereogramme pick.

8/25

Bee OK, Thursday, 9 March 2017 02:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Really great I had no idea it was such a small band making such a big sound

― Mordy, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 9:56 PM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

is it still just three ppl? crazy if so.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 03:06 (three months ago) Permalink

yes guitar, drums, vocalist. and i'm always impressed when these huge voices come out of these small singers.

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 03:13 (three months ago) Permalink

is this the band l0u15 spilled the beer on?

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 9 March 2017 06:26 (three months ago) Permalink

lol yes well remembered (it was their merch tho and I cleaned it up with my shirt)

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, 9 March 2017 10:58 (three months ago) Permalink

What I gathered from Youtube is that the synth tracks are pre-recorded and cued by the guitarist. Is that how it works?

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 March 2017 13:05 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah there's a backing track

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, 9 March 2017 13:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Listening to Three Cheers, I didn't rank it high enough. Just consistent hooky rock energy.

The thing is, this does sound like a pop version of 90s Dischord/post-hardcore to me. "Screaming Infidelities" just makes me think of a male Jewel or some shit.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 March 2017 13:51 (three months ago) Permalink

This thread has inspired me to give Fall Out Boy another chance.

These days more than ever I really feel Folie a Deux is their only consistently great album, though most of Save Rock and Roll is strong.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:01 (three months ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41F1oYbrhAL.jpg
40. Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle
226 points, 6 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:06 (three months ago) Permalink

YES

one of the most transcendent live shows I've ever seen, I felt very lucky to catch her when I did

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Another one I've never heard of

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:08 (three months ago) Permalink

also I really hope she records a covers EP or something one day cause her covers are stunning (that I've heard, DCFC's "Photobooth" and Jawbreaker's "Accident Prone")

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:09 (three months ago) Permalink

speaking of covers, dashboard covers the title track on the EP they just put out

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh good! I voted for this.

cajunsunday, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:13 (three months ago) Permalink

yay! amazing album and another one that i could see placing higher in ten years

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:13 (three months ago) Permalink

"Rejoice" is maybe the most shattering song I've ever heard. Also, a friend of mine works with profoundly at-risk youth and "Go Home" really struck a nerve.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:20 (three months ago) Permalink

(For her, I mean. I don't go around assuming other people's feelings, that I know of.)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:20 (three months ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61q7hAclsRL.jpg
39. Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
226 points, 6 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:25 (three months ago) Permalink

...this. otoh, really did not stand up to a relisten for me.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:26 (three months ago) Permalink

lmao

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:27 (three months ago) Permalink

what a bummer if three bright eyes records placed and no desaparecidos

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:28 (three months ago) Permalink

no way Read Music / Speak Spanish doesn't place.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:28 (three months ago) Permalink

I did like this album but not heard it in years. I need to dig out my cd's and give the 3 albums I have a listen

Desaparecidos album I still love but ive never heard the recent one. was it any good?

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah it was solid as hell

Just in case it doesn't place, another classic from the Fork archives: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/2288-read-music-speak-spanish/

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:29 (three months ago) Permalink

thank u for reassuring me simon

revised: how righteous for read music to place over every bright eyes record

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Lol. I love Read Music/Speak Spanish, but this is my favourite Bright Eyes album by a mile and this was third on my ballot and forever in my heart. This was the first 'weird' emo album I ever owned and the fact that it took me so many more listens to get into and interpret just made it all the more rewarding.

tangenttangent, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:33 (three months ago) Permalink

My 2003 Livejournal bio and archive links etc were adapted from the Lover I Don't Have to Love lyrics...

tangenttangent, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:36 (three months ago) Permalink

ok one more for a bit bc i have to go to the car dealership and test drive the highlander

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:38 (three months ago) Permalink

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38. Coheed and Cambria - Second Stage Turbine Blade
235 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:38 (three months ago) Permalink

oh you emoprog kids

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:40 (three months ago) Permalink

TOO LOW

tangenttangent, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Haha waht

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:42 (three months ago) Permalink

So happy Julien Baker placed! Also, Desaparecidos is bound to place, and rightfully so imho. Lifted... indeed doesn't hold up well tbh.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Emoprog forever. My #2. Every track holds up. This album is all over the place in the best possible way.

tangenttangent, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:43 (three months ago) Permalink

Ugly Organ is great so far!

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

I ended up giving this one some nostalgia points

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

I would invite a subpoll of 10+ minute emo album closers, Ugly Organ vs Lifted vs. Clarity vs. Is Terrified (and surely others)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Mordy, sprained ankle and lifted are both listed with 226 points, did they tie or is it a typo?

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Lifted has a #1 vote which acts as a tiebreaker

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:49 (three months ago) Permalink

ah cheers

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:50 (three months ago) Permalink

yay! amazing album and another one that i could see placing higher in ten years

The flipside of this is, imagine what we might consider as being w/in the scope of "emo" a decade from now.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:56 (three months ago) Permalink

second stage too low!!!!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:57 (three months ago) Permalink

also for a record where almost all of its songs tend to expand and expand they sure do nail the straight pop-punk track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv_zPBDsfAk

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 14:59 (three months ago) Permalink

(that post also applies to in keeping secrets)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:00 (three months ago) Permalink

in lolcollege i was close friends with the namesake of "lifted"'s penultimate track... it kinda ruined her internet life when it was released

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:15 (three months ago) Permalink

wow damn that *would* disrupt one's life

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:16 (three months ago) Permalink

the second desaparecidos record is great and is also proof positive that conor oberst writes bad lyrics

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Not to be genre-policing, but can someone explain to me how Julien Baker belongs in this poll? On first listen it sounds like 500 other singer-songwriters, but maybe I'm missing something.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

god i sure did fucking love lifted in high school (i'm revisiting it now)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

its actually a thoughtful and accurate tribute, which somehow makes it even worse

xposts

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I still don't understand why someone who's so weirdly good at writing pop-punk songs would stoop to writing Band of Horses b-sides

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:31 (three months ago) Permalink

idk i don't think there's a lot separating julien baker from something like rainer maria's "rise." in interviews she talks about how much she loved fob and her songs, in terms of the way the chords move and the way she sings over them, show it imo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:31 (three months ago) Permalink

she also makes me very emotional

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:32 (three months ago) Permalink

also her band (formerly the star killers, i don't remember their current name) is super emo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Not entirely conviced yet.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:33 (three months ago) Permalink

highly recommended if you like sprained ankle btw https://thestarkillerstn.bandcamp.com/album/american-blues

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Not to be genre-policing, but can someone explain to me how Julien Baker belongs in this poll? On first listen it sounds like 500 other singer-songwriters, but maybe I'm missing something.

emotional intensity maaaaan

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:33 (three months ago) Permalink

xxp - Lol, I read that like the name of her band is Super Emo.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:34 (three months ago) Permalink

more seriously while she superficially sounds like a lot of other songwriters she is working in a very different register

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:34 (three months ago) Permalink

(i looked it up, her band's name is currently forrister)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:34 (three months ago) Permalink

xp 'Superficially' is exactly the mode I was listening to her album while trying to finish something before a deadline.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:35 (three months ago) Permalink

there wasn't this much controversy about pinegrove ac!!!!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:35 (three months ago) Permalink

it is kind of strange to have something like julien baker place so high and have zero of red house painters' 90's albums even be nominated (regardless of of toxic present-day Kozelek may be)

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:37 (three months ago) Permalink

xp If I'd heard Pinegrove I might have.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:40 (three months ago) Permalink

There are major Fevers & Mirrors vibes in that final stretch of Sprained Ankle. Same very intense, live play-by-play of bottoming out, something that's pretty unique to emo

Evan R, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:46 (three months ago) Permalink

I'll be curious how many of the top 100 will pass the "is this band emo" test, around 50% I'd guess (fwiw Julien Baker "passes" lol)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:50 (three months ago) Permalink

lol, yeah. Also all aesthetic conventions aside, what other genre could this verse have come from?

And I haven't been taking my meds
So lock all the cabinets, and send me to bed
Cause I know you're still worried
I'm gonna get scared again
And make my insides clean with your kitchen bleach
But I've kissed enough bathroom sinks
to make up for the lovers that never loved me

Evan R, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:53 (three months ago) Permalink

xp Not to give anything away, but there's one such band coming up shortly.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 15:54 (three months ago) Permalink

this is my first exposure to julien baker. uh, tough listen.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:00 (three months ago) Permalink

the first time i listened to sprained ankle i was on the verge of a breakup without being really conscious of it. it destroyed me

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:02 (three months ago) Permalink

oh man yeah i can't even imagine.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:03 (three months ago) Permalink

there is some kind of magic at spacebomb though, what a great-sounding record

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:05 (three months ago) Permalink

in lolcollege i was close friends with the namesake of "lifted"'s penultimate track... it kinda ruined her internet life when it was released

― gr8080, donderdag 9 maart 2017 15:15 (forty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This one line's always stayed with me: Laura you were the saddest song in the shape of a woman.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

"funeral pyre" (her amazing recent single) suggests if anything her next album could be even more painful

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

I wrote an unusually personal thing about how that album became a kind of emotional rehab tool for me, helping me rebuild myself during the worst time of my life. I'm honestly not sure how I would have made it through without that record, but the tradeoff now is that hearing most of those songs again kinda makes me nauseous, the associations are so strong

http://shepherdexpress.com/article-29085-ben-gibbard-w_-julien-baker-a-the-pabst-theater.html

Evan R, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

there is some kind of magic at spacebomb though, what a great-sounding record

It does sound great but it's also mostly just what she sounds like, she has great tone and loop pedal deployment

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:08 (three months ago) Permalink

thank you for sharing that, evan. good stuff.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:11 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah she recreates that sense of space in every room i've seen her in xp

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:11 (three months ago) Permalink

I think I'm starting to like this Crying album now. It's like if Trans Am were backing band and making a pop rock album

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:12 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm revisiting acceptance's phantoms and i really regret not nominating it! just wanted to say that!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:12 (three months ago) Permalink

i thought i had nominated it but neglected to as well

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Coheed alb rules

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:24 (three months ago) Permalink

brad otm re 33. Devil in Jersey City is a perfect straight up pop-punk punch too.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Bright Eyes are definitely the least emo (to me) artist to place so far but I'm really not a fan so my bias may be clouding my judgement. I revisited Read Music/Speak Spanish last night and thought it was OK, I think I just struggle with Oberst's voice.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:50 (three months ago) Permalink

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37. Converge - Jane Doe
240 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:51 (three months ago) Permalink

booooo (brilliant album but c'mon)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I hear cries of not emo but too low from some and too high from others

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Once it was nominated there was no way i wasn't gonna vote for it

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I mean I'm not gonna complain that hard about maybe the best rock band of the last decade making it in

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:53 (three months ago) Permalink

if it had to place at least it's here

i guess i should've campaigned harder for the metalcore i nominated lol

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:53 (three months ago) Permalink

too many people in this poll hate trve emo

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:54 (three months ago) Permalink

nobody in this poll can even define emo spottie, lol

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:54 (three months ago) Permalink

i can

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:55 (three months ago) Permalink

but i wont

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:55 (three months ago) Permalink

"You wouldn't understand anyway."

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Ha, OK, this is even less emo than Bright Eyes (Then again I'm sure there were people on one of the metal polls arguing that Converge aren't metal so what do I know).

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:56 (three months ago) Permalink

exactly xp

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:57 (three months ago) Permalink

i was prepared for this to place tho tbf

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

btw spottie the new acceptance record is really good!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 16:59 (three months ago) Permalink

oh really? nice, will listen now in place of converge

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:02 (three months ago) Permalink

i would have voted for petitioning the empty sky if it'd been nominated, glad this placed tho, too high, not emo, etc

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:04 (three months ago) Permalink

oh really? nice, will listen now in place of converge

― Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:02 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah! it's a little to u2-y and respectable but i think i like that?

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

too*

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

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35. Thursday - War All the Time
243 points, 8 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:09 (three months ago) Permalink

my #2 -- too low :(

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:09 (three months ago) Permalink

*hot take voice* i think this album is uneven. when it's good it's great though

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:12 (three months ago) Permalink

agreed. they have way better albums.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:18 (three months ago) Permalink

for instance i think a city by the light divided is better than it in pretty much every respect

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:18 (three months ago) Permalink

i like city by the light divided a lot but i think this album is fantastic - tons of great tunes, thematically dense

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:19 (three months ago) Permalink

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34. Texas Is the Reason - Do You Know Who You Are?
256 points, 8 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:20 (three months ago) Permalink

aw damn, my no. 1

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:21 (three months ago) Permalink

was hoping it'd be like... top 20 at least

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:22 (three months ago) Permalink

This is a blindspot for me. pumped to check out.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Thursday album not their best but i ranked it highest theirs in my ballot cos it means a lot to me. mmrs and such

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:23 (three months ago) Permalink

DEATH TO FALSE EMO

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:23 (three months ago) Permalink

(jk jk jk)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:23 (three months ago) Permalink

TITR obv not false emo but I can't agree w/ Converge... it's great but maybe more "bands that are not emo that ppl who are rly emo also listen to"

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Texas is the Reason is too low

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Brad, I ended up voting for both Coheed albums after all, you won lol

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:25 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:27 (three months ago) Permalink

on my hands and knees praying for joyce manor rn

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:28 (three months ago) Permalink

do you know who you are for me is just like "what if there was an emo album with the scope and sound of a smashing pumpkins record and also it rocked really hard," sort of inevitable that it would be one of my fav albums of all time

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:29 (three months ago) Permalink

Thursday was the best discovery of this poll by far. Not this album exactly, but a few of the others have become instant favorites.

I also forgot to listen to TitR, will remedy soon.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:33 (three months ago) Permalink

ok Do You Know Who You Are is def in my wheelhouse

(also i love the emo-tragedy-mythology of the "1 or 2 albums then they broke up" bands)

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:33 (three months ago) Permalink

this is great so far

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:34 (three months ago) Permalink

that reissue they put out a few years ago constitutes literally every song they wrote together. the new songs are both great (and if you love the album definitely listen to "blue boy" which is their best song and which only appeared on a split with the promise ring)

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah this was very high on my ballot, such a great record.

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:36 (three months ago) Permalink

xp "Blue Boy" one of the top reasons why I wished there was a tracks poll.

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:36 (three months ago) Permalink

"texas is the reason" is prob the most emo band name imo.

pays tribute to an established non-emo punk band, expresses a enigmatic sentiment that both answers and asks a question, also references american geography (v important part of emo imo)

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:36 (three months ago) Permalink

not to mention american history

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:36 (three months ago) Permalink

brb getting in my time machine to form
my emo band SUCK JACKIE SUCK

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:39 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:39 (three months ago) Permalink

otm gr80

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:39 (three months ago) Permalink

i still want to do a trax poll bad

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:39 (three months ago) Permalink

p sure SUCK JACKIE SUCK wd rank highly in this poll

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:40 (three months ago) Permalink

at first i was like "the genre is album-oriented! there'd be no point!" but "blue boy" also turned me onto the idea xp

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:41 (three months ago) Permalink

(also i love the emo-tragedy-mythology of the "1 or 2 albums then they broke up" bands)

Record last album and then break up before album comes out seems to be a big emo trend, too.

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:41 (three months ago) Permalink

it's hard to be successful + sad

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:41 (three months ago) Permalink

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33. The Blood Brothers - Burn, Piano Island, Burn
257 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Single disc comprehensive career retrospectives are v emo, I voted for two of them (Saetia and Neil Perry, the latter of which I suspect sadly will not place)

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:43 (three months ago) Permalink

I listened to Young Machetes yesterday, it was much better than I remembered. Still not as good as Crimes

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:44 (three months ago) Permalink

tooo loooow

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Texas Is the Reason is great!

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:49 (three months ago) Permalink

^yeah diggin it

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:50 (three months ago) Permalink

this album is an anxiety attack

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

re: SUCK JACKIE SUCK, one of the potential band names I came up with in college was SOKMOTOR - Swedish for search engine. It wouldn't have been emo though.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:53 (three months ago) Permalink

i think im becoming a blood bros fan?

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:54 (three months ago) Permalink

hooray!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:55 (three months ago) Permalink

BPIB destoryed my world and was my gateway into any/all forms of extreme music, I owe it a massive debt. also the wildest major label album maybe ever?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:55 (three months ago) Permalink

destroyed my spelling too

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:55 (three months ago) Permalink

this was released on a major? ha

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:56 (three months ago) Permalink

err I guess not technically a proper major but really damn close

In February 2001, Interscope Records co-founder Ted Field launched ARTISTdirect Records (aka ADR) in conjunction with artistdirect.com co-founder Marc Geiger.[7] Financially backed and distributed by Bertelsmann Music Group the label sought to wed a traditional record label with Artistdirect's online delivery platform. The label failed and folded in 2003 leaving behind several releases from artists such as The Blood Brothers, No Good, and Mad at Gravity, and a tab of $100,000,000.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:57 (three months ago) Permalink

oof

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:58 (three months ago) Permalink

at first i was like "the genre is album-oriented! there'd be no point!" but "blue boy" also turned me onto the idea xp

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:41 AM

starting to get worried that Appleseed Cast may not place... "Forever Longing the Golden Sunsets" would be top-5 on a tracks poll

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:00 (three months ago) Permalink

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32. Fall Out Boy - Folie a Deux
260 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:00 (three months ago) Permalink

way too low

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:01 (three months ago) Permalink

cosign - such a great album

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:01 (three months ago) Permalink

woah damn I'll say

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:01 (three months ago) Permalink

fwiw I could pretty easily construct a ballot of non-emo albums that I would have voted for if I hadn't approached the poll as a winnowing of emo-ness

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:03 (three months ago) Permalink

another gateway record for me

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:03 (three months ago) Permalink

hello i'm a tourist from the metal thread and have been enjoying this rollout as i've been in a kind of genre exploration mood lately; Gospel, Angel Hair, Shotmaker, and City of Caterpillar (which I'd been vaguely aware of) have been nice discoveries. Gospel especially -- I remember having that album saved on a wish list on a second hand CD site and feel stupid for not grabbing it when it became available a few years ago. ayyy. i should have paid more attn to it.

and here's to Misfits references

Devilock, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:07 (three months ago) Permalink

i'm gonna consider this stretch the top ten

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:07 (three months ago) Permalink

it gets worse (better) today :'(

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

starting to get worried that Appleseed Cast may not place... "Forever Longing the Golden Sunsets" would be top-5 on a tracks poll

I voted for both Mare Vitalis and Low Level Owl and it'll be a travesty if neither places, esp in light of all this mall crap (sorry!)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Low LeveL Owl is a shoo-in, gotta be

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:09 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm grateful that Dan is here to say the things I'm too polite to say in this thread.

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I have written and deleted so many bad-tempered replies to this thread every time MCR/FOB or stuff like that comes up it's not even funny

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

awesome poll (wish i had voted!) but would it be possible to get the year along with the album during the rollout if it isn't too much trouble?

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

:D

Nah it's all good, I realize people's concepts of emo are different than mine, just feeling my old cranky punk self a bit more! People like what they like, and hopefully they get introduced to some of what I like through this process.

xps

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:13 (three months ago) Permalink

BPIB was my number 3 - a cataract of insanity without anything else quite like it

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:13 (three months ago) Permalink

texas is the reason would have been my #1 if i had gotten my act together. perfect album.

and re: converge, it's really a testament to how good they are that the emo, metal, and hardcore scenes will all try to claim them.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:14 (three months ago) Permalink

even that History Of Rock Music dude agrees that the vocal chemistry between Johnny and Jordan is like nothing else that came before (or since imo) xp

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:15 (three months ago) Permalink

BPIB was a "big" album for me and my friends. as someone else mentioned upthread, it opened up the door to a lot of extreme music for me, similar to how [album that has yet to place] opened up the door to lots of experimental music

just another (diamonddave85), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Using my one TOO LOW on Texas Is the Reason, was in my top three, such a classic record, basically my platonic ideal of pop emo.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:18 (three months ago) Permalink

it was also a big album for me and my friends, in the sense that I inflicted it on as many of my friends as possible but all they ever heard was sonic terrorism xp

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:19 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:21 (three months ago) Permalink

I made a quick and dirty list of the remaining albums that seem inevitable and was only able to identify 19.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i'm a little foggy about what the top twenty is gonna look like

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

especially if mordy is promising that more of my favs will appear

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm doing my best not to get my hopes up (/emolyric)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:27 (three months ago) Permalink

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31. Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
265 points, 7 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:27 (three months ago) Permalink

that's about right

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:28 (three months ago) Permalink

i wanna be a boat

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:32 (three months ago) Permalink

prob the only album my band has covered more than one song from

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:33 (three months ago) Permalink

which is i guess my way of saying this is less of an album and more a helix of dna

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:38 (three months ago) Permalink

the fact that this was not on the 19 I wrote down tells me I made a shitty, slapdash list lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:38 (three months ago) Permalink

which is i guess my way of saying this is less of an album and more a helix of dna

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:38 AM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

which is my way of explaining why i didn't vote for it even though/because it's permanently installed in some depth of my brain

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

late to the party but

IIIIIIIIIVE GOOOT TROUUUUBLED THOUUUUUUGHTS AND A SEEEEELLLLF ESTEEEEEM TO MAAAAAATCH

WHAAAAAAAAAAT A CAAAAAAAAAATCH
<3

I still get a weird proud thrill hearing Patrick showcase his "new" pipes on Folie. Infinity hinted at it but Folie was like OH SHIT DUDE. Compared to how he sang on TITYG you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a different lead singer

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:41 (three months ago) Permalink

ah goddammit i just realized that the format probably count as emo

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I've never heard them but Dog Problems has maybe the best cover art I've ever seen?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

more album covers should be: just dogs

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

the format def emo almost nom'd them

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

dog problems is like a massive power pop album that threads together the beach boys, queen, jellyfish, etc. imo it would be false emo if it placed here lol xpost

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:45 (three months ago) Permalink

loving Jawbreaker

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

interventions and lullabies however counts. god knows why i make this distinction other than they opened for taking back sunday at the time

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/tb94n7d.png

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

dog problems is like a massive power pop album that threads together the beach boys, queen, jellyfish, etc. imo it would be false emo if it placed here lol xpost

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:45 AM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah obv but with all this other stuff showing itt...

anyway thats why i didnt nominate it

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Urrrgh, it just hit me that Relationship of Command is gonna be top 10 and now I want to kill myself. Good record but SO fucking overrated.

rip van wanko, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:48 (three months ago) Permalink

now I want to kill myself

finally some posts in the true spirit of this thread

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:49 (three months ago) Permalink

ill def cry if thats top ten

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

tearing up just thinking about it tbf

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

hahahaha

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

i listened to relationship of command yesterday and completely disagree that it's overrated

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

i'll cry anyway

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

otm

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:51 (three months ago) Permalink

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30. Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2
267 points, 8 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:52 (three months ago) Permalink

the rising tide is my current fav sunny day record but for years this was the one

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:52 (three months ago) Permalink

let's get all the SDRE over with imo, I like 'em fine but

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:52 (three months ago) Permalink

"waffle" is the most beautiful song

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Diary might win this thing

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

i am glad this poll exists or i would never have uncovered the joy of SDRE

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm still hoping it will be a Sweep The Leg Johnny/Shiner double whammy for 1/2

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't even know if the SDRE album I voted for is gonna place

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

just realized the anniversary haven't placed yet!!! oh no i jinxed myself didn't i

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't even know if the SDRE album I voted for is gonna place

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:56 AM (thirty-seven seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

how it feels is beloved, i extremely expect to see it

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

unless you voted for the live record or something

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm uhhh beginning to think all that Juno love didn't actually manifest in any placements lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:58 (three months ago) Permalink

i also think you're really incorrect about that lol

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:58 (three months ago) Permalink

no way juno isnt placing. tha campaigning was too strong. i felt strongarmed into giving them my 1/2 votes

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Rites of Spring has gotta place, right?

Evan R, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:11 (three months ago) Permalink

LP2 was my number one. Perfect record. William Goldsmith is always an outstanding drummer but his finest work is on this record.

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:13 (three months ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/NfXVXcYV_LU < my fav on here

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

(Iscarabaid)

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

when I graduated from college and moved to Chicago, my roommate and I adopted a cat and named her Rodeo Jones

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

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29. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
271 points, 8 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

thats hella emo man v nice xp

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:15 (three months ago) Permalink

i have never successfully understood anything jeremy enigk is singing on lp2

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

hah otm

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

i was obsessed with transatlanticism in high school. i was even in a long distance relationship lol

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Iscarabaid->J'Nuh->Rodeo Jones is such a perfect run

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

i love this death cab album. their only one i like i think

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

really good alb cover too

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Iscarabaid->J'Nuh->Rodeo Jones is such a perfect run

― cwkiii, Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:17 PM (forty-six seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah perfection really

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:18 (three months ago) Permalink

i have never successfully understood anything jeremy enigk is singing on lp2

I remember getting into an online argument on some board or other back in the day with some people who had a SDRE fansite with transcribed lyrics. I was trying to present my case that he is saying "the lizard worry", not "the years of worry" in "Red Elephant" because he likes to re-use lyrics and he says "lizard worry" on "Lizard". I lost the argument.

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

i'd like to extend that run to include "waffle" and "8" xp

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:19 (three months ago) Permalink

yess dammit yes

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:20 (three months ago) Permalink

the 8 riff is one of the first i ever learned

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

ok actually maybe this is my favorite sdre album again

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Dan Hoerner couldn't sing for shit but is like the best backing vocalist

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

also shouts out to the gnarly bassline in "theo b"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

would ppl have voted for postal service is some1 had nominated it? it's my favorite dcfc album.

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

i would absolutely not have

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:23 (three months ago) Permalink

lord no

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:25 (three months ago) Permalink

no

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

the title track on this DCFC alb is prettty perfect. some really cool cascading sounds in that song

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:28 (three months ago) Permalink

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28. Juno - This Is the Way It Goes and Goes and Goes
273 points, 10 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:31 (three months ago) Permalink

ayyyy

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

Simon wins!

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

having lived with this record for two weeks, i love it sooooooooooooooooooooo much

i also like how much the sleeve design resembles the first sundays record

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

woo my number 4! voted for both juno album but this connected for me so immediately.

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

i am glad this poll exists or i would never have uncovered the joy of SDRE

― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:56 PM (thirty-nine minutes ago)

lol my pearl jam comparison was was 100% intended as a VG-Bat-Signal ;)

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:37 (three months ago) Permalink

lol I just listened to the second half of LP2 and when it ended, The Swarm's Parasitic Skies started up

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:42 (three months ago) Permalink

sdre were such a fixture of my college listening that i can't remember what it was like to hear them for the first time (probably frustration, diary doesn't work like a lot of rock music does, enigk's voice is super hoarse through the whole thing). anyway i'm psyched for vg

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:42 (three months ago) Permalink

actually i think the migration was:

baffled by diary -> checks out how it feels to be something on -> "wow this is the most perfect and beautiful music i've ever heard -> returns to diary, understands it more

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:43 (three months ago) Permalink

xxpost ty gr8080 <3

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:45 (three months ago) Permalink

and it's TOTAL pearl jam emo

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:46 (three months ago) Permalink

struggling myself to make the pearl jam connections but w/e it takes to get peeps on board im down.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I think LP2 is my favourite SDRE. Or the one it took to get me into them anyway. "baffled by diary" was first experience too.

cajunsunday, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:56 (three months ago) Permalink

junoooooo

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:59 (three months ago) Permalink

Iscarabaid->J'Nuh->Rodeo Jones is such a perfect run

― cwkiii, Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:17 PM (forty-six seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah perfection really

― Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:18 PM (thirty-eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i'd like to extend that run to include "waffle" and "8" xp

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:19 PM (thirty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ugh fine let's add spade & parade on there f this im crying at these vox rn

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:59 (three months ago) Permalink

a great b-side

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:01 (three months ago) Permalink

what i love is that sdre were nearly a 1-2 album emo band

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

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27 [TIE]. The Appleseed Cast - Mare Vitalis
295 points, 9 votes
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27 [TIE]. At The Drive-In - In/Casino/Out
295 points, 9 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:02 (three months ago) Permalink

APPLESEED CAST

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:03 (three months ago) Permalink

i listened to in casino out the other night too and regretted not voting for it. not now!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:03 (three months ago) Permalink

now that's a tie I can agree with, voted both

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

casino includes a song that would be in the top three of my speculative emo song ballot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqNkzwYoU7Q

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

FOREVER LONGING THE GOLDEN SUNSETS

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for that ATD-I but not APPLESEED CAST

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

ALSO FISHING THE SKY XP

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

i met a girl while on a road trip once who gifted me her copy of in/casino/out, i never saw her again

gr8080, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

However I did vote for another APPLESEED CAST

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

hm i wonder which one

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:13 (three months ago) Permalink

28. Juno - This Is the Way It Goes and Goes and Goes
273 points, 10 votes, 1 number one

I LOVE YOU ALL!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:14 (three months ago) Permalink

seriously teenaged me feels so fucking vindicated right now

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:15 (three months ago) Permalink

I remember liking Juno but still thinking "pffft, they were still the lesser side of that D-Plan split". The campaigning thread forced me to go back and listen again, so thank you!

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

what really impressed me the most on revisiting that record is just how fluid the playing is, none of the time changes or compositional tricks feel tacked on. Everything is just so damn seamless.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

mare vitalis is the shit

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:21 (three months ago) Permalink

In/Casino/Out!

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:21 (three months ago) Permalink

the best At the Drive-In record

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:22 (three months ago) Permalink

this is forever

, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:26 (three months ago) Permalink

otm

cwkiii, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:27 (three months ago) Permalink

many xposts but SDRE / Pearl Jam boils is a music similarity only - not vox or lyrics.
mega bass noodling in the background, lotsa cymbals, and a big showoffy lead guitar for the solos, hooky riffs, repeated melodies

style of the choruses too occasionally

also their indiscernible lyrics reminds me of PJ's yellow ledbetter. newbies used to join alt.music.pearljam & their first post would be "anyone have the lyrics for yellow ledbetter?" it was a running joke bcz ~there arent any~

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:31 (three months ago) Permalink

brad this fuckin Format album rules and you should feel bad for not nominating it

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:32 (three months ago) Permalink

haha

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:34 (three months ago) Permalink

many xposts but SDRE / Pearl Jam boils is a music similarity only - not vox or lyrics.
mega bass noodling in the background, lotsa cymbals, and a big showoffy lead guitar for the solos, hooky riffs, repeated melodies

style of the choruses too occasionally

also their indiscernible lyrics reminds me of PJ's yellow ledbetter. newbies used to join alt.music.pearljam & their first post would be "anyone have the lyrics for yellow ledbetter?" it was a running joke bcz ~there arent any~

― Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:31 PM (two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

fair enough. kinda hard to parse out PJs music w out Vedders vox. lol at the yello ledbetter anecdote.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Cmon guys "Yello Ledbetter" totally has lyrics!

Aw de seedent
Ahdawaysiiiiigh leddah say...

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:39 (three months ago) Permalink

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25 [TIE]. The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl
297 points, 9 votes
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25 [TIE]. Paramore - Paramore
297 points, 9 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:40 (three months ago) Permalink

TOO LOW level owl

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Two more of my votes!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

great stuff

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

same

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I um voted for Paramore

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

imago i bet youll love low level owl

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:42 (three months ago) Permalink

big supporter of glockenspiels in guitar music but brand new eyes is the one for me.

(anklebiters is a pretty good lc! song)

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:42 (three months ago) Permalink

I will seriously hear every album itt but yes ty I like birds and music

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:43 (three months ago) Permalink

refuse to believe Low Level Owl was made by humans

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:43 (three months ago) Permalink

its sprawling and ambitious

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:45 (three months ago) Permalink

low level owl is maybe one of the weirdest products of the emo ecosystem--distant spacey flyover country jams

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:45 (three months ago) Permalink

I voted for both these Appleseed Cast albums but in reverse order :|

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:46 (three months ago) Permalink

that was the APPLESEED CAST I voted for. I did not vote for any paramore funnily enough

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:46 (three months ago) Permalink

it would have been my #1, had i voted. i caught them twice around that time in MO and they put on a great show.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:46 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah when i saw them around the release of peregrine and they were so good. a wall of sound in a tiny venue

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:49 (three months ago) Permalink

they guy who drummed on the llo records was a beast btw

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:50 (three months ago) Permalink

the drums are like 70% of why i love it

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:52 (three months ago) Permalink

"Steps and Numbers" off of LLO1 is such a jam (bc of the drum part, lol!)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:53 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah that part is sick, i think i downloaded that track on napster or whatever i had at the time and that was enough for me to go buy the record

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:53 (three months ago) Permalink

love the recessed vox. the sound on llo is top notch i think ed rose is a great producer

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:54 (three months ago) Permalink

LLO makes me deeply sad in a very satisfying way, like being on a long train ride through rainy territory

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:59 (three months ago) Permalink

TOO LOW level owl

― call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 20:41 (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I almost mentioned the drummer too! He was a beast musically and physically too. He looked like he spent all day tossing hay bales around a barn

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:00 (three months ago) Permalink

most of my ballot is getting extinguished in today's rollout

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

By far the best discovery in the nomination period, excellent album

ultros ultros-ghali, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I um voted for Paramore

― an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:41 PM (nineteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

:D

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

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23. Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
298 points, 9 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

TOO LOW

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:02 (three months ago) Permalink

most of my ballot is getting extinguished in today's rollout

lol same, the top 20 is starting to feel p predictable (in content if not order)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:03 (three months ago) Permalink

I have no idea what is still to come except maybe 2 or 3 things I voted for if im lucky

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:04 (three months ago) Permalink

yet another incredible album I did not vote for and don't associate with emo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:04 (three months ago) Permalink

srsly one of my all time favorite albums but I didn't vote for it... why? not emo ;)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Think I voted for this too, on the strength of Luau being an all-time jam. Rest of the album isn't as good (I also like Sinews I think?) but yeah shit that one song is like I mean

...not emo though :)

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I think DLJ is another of those bands that tons of people who were way into emo also listened to (esp people who went on to form emo bands)

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:06 (three months ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/RLZQ8QW.jpg

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Voted for DLJ, Paramore and both Appleseed Cast records, today's run has been great.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:09 (three months ago) Permalink

I wonder if I should put my name down for a Hardcore/Post-Hardcore/Math-Rock poll for 2021 or whenever the end of the queue will be

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm really digging Dismemberment Plan's Change. Emergency & I is the only one I ever owned but I might like this better.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Drummer and production sound great. Vocals sound better.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I wonder if I should put my name down for a Hardcore/Post-Hardcore/Math-Rock poll for 2021 or whenever the end of the queue will be

― Odysseus, Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:10 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you already got your rollout in this poll cant you be satisfied

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:14 (three months ago) Permalink

drums on Time Bomb are the best ever xp

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:14 (three months ago) Permalink

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22. Brand New - Deja Entendu
301 points, 8 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:15 (three months ago) Permalink

my #1

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:15 (three months ago) Permalink

damn, too low

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:15 (three months ago) Permalink

glad this is the top ten

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:15 (three months ago) Permalink

you'll be glad u said that when the next one shows up :p

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:16 (three months ago) Permalink

but yeah, too low!!!!! </3

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Yes, well deserving of the number 7 spot :)

tangenttangent, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:16 (three months ago) Permalink

nice

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Just catching up and wished I'd voted, now - kind of assumed I wouldn't have known enough to be objective. But, hell, SDRE are great and Jehu are transcendent (though I'm even mess sure of the parameters of the genre seeing them here).

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:17 (three months ago) Permalink

yank crime is one of my five favorite records ever and i know it's firmly considered emo but it never really scanned as such to me. obv no complaints with it showing up here.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:19 (three months ago) Permalink

i sing along to this album at least 4-6 times during the year. i know it word for word by heart. it's like the absolute height of "clever" emo lines. "If looks could really kill, then my profession would staring." "And these are the words you wish you wrote down / This is the way you wish your voice sounds / Handsome and smart / Oh, my tongue's the only muscle in my body that works harder than my heart." "We saw the western coast. / I saw the hospital. / Nurse the shoreline like a wound." -- and it's just packed w/ bangers back to front. i'm v in love with this album.

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:20 (three months ago) Permalink

"Call me a safe bet. / I'm betting I'm not."

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:21 (three months ago) Permalink

I didn't vote but always wanted to check out that Juno album on the strength of a great SPIN review, which compared it to Loveless and Tom Verlaine's Dreamtime (???) and said that it replaced the guitar hero with the guitar victim

SPIN was also how I'd heard of Rainer Maria; they really got behind a lot of this stuff back in the day

Also Drive Like Jehu: waaay lower than expected

jorts l0chinski (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:24 (three months ago) Permalink

i think i got into juno b/c of that review

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:26 (three months ago) Permalink

drums on Time Bomb are the best ever xp

Yeah, that was the first one that stopped me in my tracks - guitar sound too. Drums are great on "The Other Side" too.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

(superpowers too)

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:28 (three months ago) Permalink

DLJ 2 aggro 2 b emo, imo

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:29 (three months ago) Permalink

otm

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:29 (three months ago) Permalink

does this mean hot snakes is gonna place?

, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

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21. The Anniversary - Designing a Nervous Breakdown
305 points, 10 votes

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:31 (three months ago) Permalink

wow, forgot about this one

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:31 (three months ago) Permalink

ah great no. 1 pick

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:33 (three months ago) Permalink

perfect album seriously

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:33 (three months ago) Permalink

thx ilx, yr top 10. see you tomorrow for -1 through -20!

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:34 (three months ago) Permalink

lol

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

hah.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:36 (three months ago) Permalink

tbh i was expecting this one to appear way down the list so i'm glad it got this far

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Til We Earned a Holiday love that middle section

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:37 (three months ago) Permalink

i don't think i've ever listened to this. i wasn't into your majesty and i don't think i investigated further.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:38 (three months ago) Permalink

well good news it doesn't resemble your majesty at all!

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:40 (three months ago) Permalink

this is forever

― 龜, Thursday, March 9, 2017 8:26 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:44 (three months ago) Permalink

joyce manor, we hardly knew ye :(

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Anniversary was my #2 yayayay

billstevejim, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I like that some people simply voted for the records they like while disregarding a shared definition of emo, because I'm really enjoying the variety here. And I'm also happy that people who love those same not-necessarily-emo records chose to exclude them from ballots, because it kept a lot of that stuff from hijacking the top 20.

billstevejim, Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:53 (three months ago) Permalink

i guess i could wait until it places but every time i listen to how it feels to be something on i am absolutely knocked out by the last three tracks

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

just like...can't think of an album that ends better right now

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

Liking the Appleseed Cast stuff a lot. On Reflection currently making me levitate. Reminds me of a cracking and criminally underheard Scottish band from a few years back called There Will Be Fireworks.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:54 (three months ago) Permalink

well good news it doesn't resemble your majesty at all!

― the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:40 PM (twenty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah you're right! this is a decent scrappy emo record.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Brad otm. How It Feels is one of the best albums of the 90s

jorts l0chinski (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:08 (three months ago) Permalink

sadly I'm thinking Orchid, CTtS and Joyce Manor might not make it
anyhow, attempting to predict....

10. Nothing Feels Good
9. How It Feels to Be Something On
8. Relationship of Command
7. Analphabetapolothology
6. Clarity
5. The Devil and God
4. Rites of Spring
3. Something to Write Home About
2. American Football
1. Diary

gman59, Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:11 (three months ago) Permalink

doubt clarity will be that high, i feel like bleed american gets more love here but idk

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:15 (three months ago) Permalink

tbh i'm surprised clarity didn't place already so maybe i'm wrong

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:19 (three months ago) Permalink

voted Clarity much higher than Bleed which i think is kind of uneven but don't know how representative i am

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:20 (three months ago) Permalink

great poll results everyone, we can wrap this up now imo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:22 (three months ago) Permalink

post your ballots its over

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:24 (three months ago) Permalink

great poll results everyone, we can wrap this up now imo

― a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, March 9, 2017 3:22 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

a future lived in past tense hasn't placed yet

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:30 (three months ago) Permalink

Dear Dad - I'm having trouble feeling sad / Your words find secret pathways through my spine

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 22:30 (three months ago) Permalink

sorry mordy but i think we missed number 36 today between Jane Doe and War All the Time

devvvine, Thursday, 9 March 2017 23:29 (three months ago) Permalink

oops, you're right. sorry everyone - i was so distraught over war all the time placing so low i must've just totally missed it. belatedly, here u go, your number 36:

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36. Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart
241 points, 7 votes, 1 number one

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 23:34 (three months ago) Permalink

i even had it cued up but it was in another tab in my browser and instead of noticing it i opened a new tab and skipped ahead to Converge

Mordy, Thursday, 9 March 2017 23:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Bonus addition!

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 9 March 2017 23:36 (three months ago) Permalink

Good to see the Jaw bands well represented

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 9 March 2017 23:38 (three months ago) Permalink

luckily nobody had posted the recap

Odysseus, Thursday, 9 March 2017 23:45 (three months ago) Permalink

man I am really loving Brand New

they're kinda like a more grownup/serious FOB

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 March 2017 23:54 (three months ago) Permalink

damn i can prob give up on Swing Kids placing now

gr8080, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:51 (three months ago) Permalink

np Brand New for the first time ever

gr8080, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:52 (three months ago) Permalink

oooooh

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 March 2017 00:54 (three months ago) Permalink

also I say YES to Juno

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 March 2017 00:56 (three months ago) Permalink

that was ok

gr8080, Friday, 10 March 2017 01:24 (three months ago) Permalink

a future lived in past tense hasn't placed yet

I just refuse to believe this will actually happen

I was sure that Jawbox would go top 20! brilliant album, front to back killers

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 01:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Juno is not on spotify, correct?

gr8080, Friday, 10 March 2017 01:24 (three months ago) Permalink

nor any other streaming services lol

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 01:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I found the Spin review people were talking about and it was paired up with Rainer Maria's Look Now Look Again!

https://books.google.ca/books?id=I5x8l8IaNUMC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA132&redir_esc=y&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 01:44 (three months ago) Permalink

100. At the Drive-In - Vaya EP
99. Elliott - False Cathedrals
98. Quicksand - Slip
97. The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site
96. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
95. Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails
94. Straylight Run - Straylight Run
93 (TIE). Pedro the Lion - Winners Never Quit
93 (TIE). Aereogramme - A Story In White
91. Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy
90. Saetia - A Retrospective
89. Angel Hair - Pregnant With the Senior Class
88. Embrace - Embrace
87. Rival Schools - United by Fate
86. Thirty Ought Six - Hag Seed
85 (TIE). Jawbreaker - Bivouac
85 (TIE). Fireside - Elite
85 (TIE). blink-182 - Enema of the State
82. Shotmaker - Discography
81. Dashboard Confessional - A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar
80. Moss Icon - Lyburnum
79 (TIE). Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers
79 (TIE). Bedhead - Transaction de Novo
77. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
76. City of Caterpillar - City of Caterpillar
75. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
74. Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
73. Saves the Day - Through Being Cool
72. Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
71. The Promise Ring - Very Emergency
70. Dashboard Confessional - The Swiss Army Romance
69 (TIE). Pinegrove - Cardinal
69 (TIE). Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree
67 (TIE). Knapsack - This Conversation is Ending Starting Right Now
67 (TIE). Copeland - Beneath Medicine Tree
65. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
64. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
63. Aereogramme - Sleep and Release
62. Three Mile Pilot - The Chief Assassin to the Sinister
61. The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes
60. Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
59. Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most
58. Jejune - This Afternoons Malady
57. Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace There Is
56. Paramore - Brand New Eyes
55 (TIE). Rainer Maria - Look Now Look Again
55 (TIE). Jawbreaker - Dear You
53 (TIE). The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving
53 (TIE). Shudder To Think - Pony Express Record
51. Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
50. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
49. Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide
48. Hum – Downward is Heavenward
47. The Get-Up Kids - Four Minute Mile
46. Gospel - The Moon Is a Dead World
45. Thursday - No Devolución
44. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
43. The Dismemberment Plan - Change
42. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
41. Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales
40. Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle
39. Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
38. Coheed and Cambria - Second Stage Turbine Blade
37. Converge - Jane Doe
36. Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart
35. Thursday - War All the Time
34. Texas Is the Reason - Do You Know Who You Are?
33. The Blood Brothers - Burn, Piano Island, Burn
32. Fall Out Boy - Folie a Deux
31. Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
30. Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2
29. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
28. Juno - This Is the Way It Goes and Goes and Goes
27 (TIE). The Appleseed Cast - Mare Vitalis
27 (TIE). At The Drive-In - In/Casino/Out
25 (TIE). The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl
25 (TIE). Paramore - Paramore
23. Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
22. Brand New - Deja Entendu
21. The Anniversary - Designing a Nervous Breakdown

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 01:54 (three months ago) Permalink

gr8080 - there's a couple of Juno full albums on youtube that I listened to today that were decent

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 March 2017 02:07 (three months ago) Permalink

only some of AFLIPT is on YT, I gots mp3s if you want 'em

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 02:09 (three months ago) Permalink

they have a definite My Bloody Valentine flavor to them
though the opening spoken word song had me worried, I was like oh god is this gonna be like a whole album of atmospheric slam poetry or bad Tool outtakes of answering machine messages and whatnot

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 March 2017 02:12 (three months ago) Permalink

so glad even more of you guys are getting into juno.

the spoken word on great salt lake i can see being concerning but man the guitar tones are still some of the best ever, just really nice rich overdriven tones.

it's hard for me to pick one song from that record but the slide leads on "a listening ear" are unreal.

call all destroyer, Friday, 10 March 2017 02:59 (three months ago) Permalink

brand new is not like something i will hate on but that 2003 stamp means i was just on to other stuff and even now it has a polish that i don't think serves it well. when pop-punk sort of integrated itself into emo was when i checked out.

call all destroyer, Friday, 10 March 2017 03:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Brand New has a wordy "let me sing to you my livejournal" quality that I dig. Plus the polish doesn't really bug me but I'm already a FOB ride or die so that kinda goes without saying

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 March 2017 03:23 (three months ago) Permalink

speaking of FOB, I relistened to From Under The Cork Tree on the way to work and even though I *know* the later albums sound better, I forgot how much I freaking LOVE to sing along to these songs...so I can't rate it as low as I know I should. *flips emo hair*

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 March 2017 03:28 (three months ago) Permalink

xxxp Same boat here. That overblown L.A. douchebag American Idiot Rob Cavallo-style production chases me away from about 90% of the 2000s emo stuff. Brand New might be one of the few bands that transcends it, but that canned rock sound is usually a deal breaker for me. Much prefer the "our producer didn't even want to be in the room with us" aesthetic of most of the 90s stuff

Evan R, Friday, 10 March 2017 03:28 (three months ago) Permalink

transcends to the cover art too imo

gr8080, Friday, 10 March 2017 03:56 (three months ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/wkBVpx3.jpg https://i.imgur.com/l4ar4mc.jpg

gr8080, Friday, 10 March 2017 03:58 (three months ago) Permalink

u know how similar and yet so different those two albums are gonna sound just looking at them

gr8080, Friday, 10 March 2017 03:58 (three months ago) Permalink

I wish y'all could just get down w both... like me

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 10 March 2017 04:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I started w wave 2 so I had to work backwards and it was hard to get into that stuff at first for the exact opposite reasons as Evan

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 10 March 2017 04:32 (three months ago) Permalink

for yr own special sweetheart was my #1

b-side '68' should have been on the album

mookieproof, Friday, 10 March 2017 04:51 (three months ago) Permalink

Spottie, what music were you listening to before you got into the second wave stuff?

Evan R, Friday, 10 March 2017 04:56 (three months ago) Permalink

Rap

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 10 March 2017 04:59 (three months ago) Permalink

And r&b, some punk, alt rock, grunge

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 10 March 2017 05:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I was a big bad religion fan in high school which I guess was my gateway into this stuff?

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 10 March 2017 05:05 (three months ago) Permalink

Huh, that's interesting. That was pretty much my diet, too. But I think a big part of it is just age. For anybody who came up in the 90s (or before) and witnessed the rise and fall of the alternative nation, where underground rock became this kind of excessive, gaudy, major-label burlesque, a lot of 2000s commercial emo is a hard sell, because it explicitly embraced those big-budget, major-label trappings most of the best punk and indie releases of that era were rejecting.

I've warmed quite a bit to that blockbuster sound, and can kind of appreciate the audacity of it now, but for people who came up listening to Dischord or Touch & Go or whatever, it was so alien---just like, a kind of uncool that almost felt arrogant. I hadn't thought much about the experience of coming at the music backwards, going from the plastic wrap mall punk stuff to the rawer stuff.

Evan R, Friday, 10 March 2017 05:15 (three months ago) Permalink

I always thought it was kinda easier to work backward from a commercial gateway, though. Like, I feel like being a Green Day fan who gradually goes back to the Sex Pistols and Black Flag or w/e is probably far easier than a 80s punk trying to get into Green Day or Blink-182 (probably the band that marks a generational divide among rock fans more cleanly than any other I can think of)

Evan R, Friday, 10 March 2017 05:17 (three months ago) Permalink

oh I should say I was into Green Day and Blink, not sure how I forgot those. first two cds I bought were August & everything after and Dookie when I was 12 ('93)

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 10 March 2017 05:32 (three months ago) Permalink

I always thought it was kinda easier to work backward from a commercial gateway, though. Like, I feel like being a Green Day fan who gradually goes back to the Sex Pistols and Black Flag or w/e is probably far easier than a 80s punk trying to get into Green Day or Blink-182 (probably the band that marks a generational divide among rock fans more cleanly than any other I can think of)

― Evan R, Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:17 PM (twenty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this seems right in general

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Friday, 10 March 2017 05:38 (three months ago) Permalink

awesome poll (wish i had voted!) but would it be possible to get the year along with the album during the rollout if it isn't too much trouble?

― just another (diamonddave85)

Since you asked: here's a shiny new version of the

RECAP

100. At the Drive‐In - Vaya (1999)
99. Elliott - False Cathedrals (2000)
98. The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site (2003)
97. Quicksand - Slip (1993)
96. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
95. Jimmy Eat World - Static Prevails (1996)
94. Straylight Run - Straylight Run (2004)
93 (TIE). Pedro the Lion - Winners Never Quit (2000)
93 (TIE). Aereogramme - A Story in White (2001)
91. Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy (2004)
90. Saetia - A Retrospective (2001)
89. Angel Hair - Pregnant With the Senior Class (1997)
88. Embrace - Embrace (1987)
87. Rival Schools - United by Fate (2001)
86. Thirty Ought Six - Hag Seed (1995)
85 (TIE). Jawbreaker - Bivouac (1992)
85 (TIE). Fireside - Elite (2000)
85 (TIE). blink‐182 - Enema of the State (1999)
82. Shotmaker - The Complete Discography: 1993-1996 (2000)
81. Dashboard Confessional - A Mark • A Mission • A Brand • A Scar (2003)

80. Moss Icon - Lyburnum (1997)
79 (TIE). Lifetime - Jersey's Best Dancers (1997)
79 (TIE). Bedhead - Transaction de Novo (1998)
77. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends (2002)
76. City of Caterpillar - City of Caterpillar (2002)
75. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014)
74. Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (1998)
73. Saves the Day - Through Being Cool (1999)
72. Saves the Day - Stay What You Are (2001)
71. The Promise Ring - Very Emergency (1999)
70. Dashboard Confessional - The Swiss Army Romance (2000)
69 (TIE). Pinegrove - Cardinal (2016)
69 (TIE). Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree (2005)
67 (TIE). Knapsack - This Conversation is Ending Starting Right Now (1998)
67 (TIE). Copeland - Beneath Medicine Tree (2003)
65. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You (2001)
64. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things (2002)
63. Aereogramme - Sleep and Release (2003)
62. Three Mile Pilot - The Chief Assassin to the Sinister (1995)
61. The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes (2006)

60. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring (2010)
59. Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most (2001)
58. Jejune - This Afternoon's Malady (1998)
57. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There (2014)
56. Paramore - Brand New Eyes (2009)
55 (TIE). Rainer Maria - Look Now Look Again (1999)
55 (TIE). Jawbreaker - Dear You (1995)
53 (TIE). The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving (2000)
53 (TIE). Shudder to Think - Pony Express Record (1994)
51. Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes (2000)
50. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004)
49. Sunny Day Real Estate - The Rising Tide (2000)
48. Hum - Downward Is Heavenward (1997)
47. The Get Up Kids - Four Minute Mile (1997)
46. Gospel - The Moon Is a Dead World (2005)
45. Thursday - No Devolución (2011)
44. Cursive - The Ugly Organ (2003)
43. The Dismemberment Plan - Change (2001)
42. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors (2000)
41. Crying - Beyond the Fleeting Gales (2016)

40. Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle (2015)
39. Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)
38. Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade (2002)
37. Converge - Jane Doe (2001)
36. Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart (1994)
35. Thursday - War All the Time (2003)
34. Texas Is the Reason - Do You Know Who You Are? (1996)
33. The Blood Brothers - ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn (2003)
32. Fall Out Boy - Folie à deux (2008)
31. Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy (1994)
30. Sunny Day Real Estate - LP2 (1995)
29. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism (2003)
28. Juno - This Is the Way It Goes and Goes and Goes (1999)
27 (TIE). The Appleseed Cast - Mare Vitalis (2000)
27 (TIE). At the Drive‐In - In/Casino/Out (1998)
25 (TIE). The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl (2001)
25 (TIE). Paramore - Paramore (2013)
23. Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime (1994)
22. Brand New - Deja Entendu (2003)
21. The Anniversary - Designing a Nervous Breakdown (2000)

ArchCarrier, Friday, 10 March 2017 08:15 (three months ago) Permalink

Liking the Appleseed Cast stuff a lot. On Reflection currently making me levitate. Reminds me of a cracking and criminally underheard Scottish band from a few years back called There Will Be Fireworks.

― The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski)


Thanks for mentioning this band - enjoying them right now.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 10 March 2017 12:19 (three months ago) Permalink

(I mean the Fireworks band of course; I've been enjoying Appleseed Cast for years.)

ArchCarrier, Friday, 10 March 2017 12:22 (three months ago) Permalink

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20. Fugazi - Repeater (1990)
306 points, 8 votes

Mordy, Friday, 10 March 2017 13:23 (three months ago) Permalink

1, 2, 3, ...

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Friday, 10 March 2017 13:25 (three months ago) Permalink

i arbitrarily hated all emo in high school until i saw the video for "sic transit gloria" on mtv2, then my taste slowly reshuffled over the next few years

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 March 2017 13:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Another great album I didn't feel right voting for!

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 10 March 2017 13:26 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i couldn't vote for any fugazi

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 March 2017 13:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Not emo, but it's classic and I voted for it. Feel like I should've nominated The Argument and stuff

ultros ultros-ghali, Friday, 10 March 2017 13:29 (three months ago) Permalink

classic, didn't vote for it

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 13:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Was Trail of Dead nominated? Or will I get a thread ban for even asking that?

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 10 March 2017 13:36 (three months ago) Permalink

I thought about nominating the first two albums!

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 13:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Seeing the roll-out the scope of what ilm considers emo is so broad, ST&C would've fit nicely imo (emo).

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 10 March 2017 13:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I listened to The Argument for the first time in the run up to this. Tremendous album!

cajunsunday, Friday, 10 March 2017 13:56 (three months ago) Permalink

first two tod albums def have emo embedded in them

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 March 2017 13:58 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah, "Richter Scale Madness," "Half of What," "Mistakes and Regrets," "A Perfect Teenhood" all emo af, it's just that nagging SY influence that stands in their way

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 13:59 (three months ago) Permalink

not to mention "Sigh Your Children" which is an extremely lolemo way to end a record

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 14:00 (three months ago) Permalink

A Perfect Teenhood is more emo than most of this poll haha

an uptempo Pop/Hip Hop mentality (imago), Friday, 10 March 2017 14:01 (three months ago) Permalink

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19. Cursive - Domestica (2000)
312 points, 8 votes

Mordy, Friday, 10 March 2017 14:01 (three months ago) Permalink

fuck yeah

this was the predictive (and retrospective) thematic strk for the worst period of my life, so of course I voted for it highly

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 14:03 (three months ago) Permalink

awesome, another discovery that made my top ten.

devvvine, Friday, 10 March 2017 14:04 (three months ago) Permalink

really curious if rites of spring & still life are gonna show up or if they got 101'd

gr8080, Friday, 10 March 2017 14:06 (three months ago) Permalink

RoS for sure

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 14:06 (three months ago) Permalink

TO PROVE YOU STILL FEEL
YOU ONLY FEEL
SORRY FOR YOURSELF

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 March 2017 14:08 (three months ago) Permalink

still life def got 101d

from angry heads with skyward eyes is a classic 4ever tho

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 March 2017 14:09 (three months ago) Permalink

one of the starkest and most stressful rock albums ever, no relief or release at all (or when it comes it feels mocking)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 March 2017 14:10 (three months ago) Permalink

You're really selling it Simon!

cajunsunday, Friday, 10 March 2017 14:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I mean, it also rocks and has riffs and stuff