Emo

Emo is characterized by expressive, often confessional, lyrics, complex guitar work, unorthodox song structures, arty noise, and extreme dynamic shifts

Get Here and Stay

764-Hero: Get Here and Stay

They've definitely smoothed out some of the rough edges on this album compared to their debut. Like the transition of Built to Spill from ramshackle indie rocke...
U.S. Songs

Elliott: U.S. Songs

If you want to see where so much of today's emo b.s. on modern rock radio comes from, look no further than Elliott's debut album. These guys manage to take what...
Eudora

The Get Up Kids: Eudora

Ah, the odds-and-ends collection. What can we say other than they probably shouldn't have covered Suffragette City? There are actually several covers here--most...
Karate

Karate: Karate

You dudes ready for some jazz-fusion? Do you love the bass? The debut from these Massholes has it all (including a reference to Walden Pond). Taking what feels ...
False Cathedrals

Elliott: False Cathedrals

Wow, what a difference one album makes. Piano and heavy bass dominate the opening tandem track "Voices/Calm Americans," and we're aware immediately that these a...
If They Do

Elliott: If They Do ep

As I've stated many times before, I don't really like EPs. Many times these little things are made up of tracks that have no business being on the same alum tog...
Weekends of Sound

764-Hero: Weekends of Sound

They've amped up the musicianship on this one. The basslines have become more snaking, the time signatures a little more diverse and the song structures more co...