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


The Hotelier: Goodness

Let's talk about spoken-word shit. Actually, let's not talk about spoken-word shit. Even if The Hotelier somehow thinks this most high school of emotive communi...
I'll Be the Tornado

Dads: I’ll Be the Tornado

Something about Jersey inspires emotion. Very seldom do you get bands from The Jerz that don't either tug at those emo heartstrings -- like the original screamo...
No Coast

Braid: No Coast

I was honestly a little skeptical of what seemed like another nineties band trying to revisit similar territory they once pwned decades earlier. I mostly squint...
Black Out

The Good Life: Black Out

This album starts off on a serious high note with the kooky swing song, "The Beaten Path," that is somehow totally different and totally the same as every Cursi...