26 (edited by axisofevil 19-04-2016 03:04:26)

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Haha ignoring the Get up Kids' discovery of keyboards, you can probably trace the exact death of emo to that band I Have Dreams! Pretty sure they existed only on the internet...

btw for me and probably most folks, Yaphet Kotto's first 2 LPs is where it's at, but I reckon their best song is from a 7" on Council recs, called Usual Suspects, if you can track that down...Pretty much all Shotmaker is good, so their 2xCD discography is a good bet! smile

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axisofevil wrote:

First time listening to that Julia song in about a decade and was distressed to find the first chords reminded me immediately of RHCP "Scar Tissue"...Ouch!

But yeh, that aside, good song!

Blasphemy!

Added: 19-04-2016 13:18:28

Someone mentioned Coliseum but I still feel this is Current's best work (the last 7" they put out, I think):

"Overbearing" is still one of my favourite emo tunes from that era!

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yeh that final Current 7" is great. btw the Yaphet Kotto 7" I mentioned can be heard at http://missingawarmlight.blogspot.kr/20 … kotto.html

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I think it is generally agreed in here that the first 7 songs on the current discog, which was the last session and include the is 4 7" plus comp tracks, are basically top 5 emo albums of all time.

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axisofevil wrote:

Yaphet Kotto's first 2 LPs is where it's at, but I reckon their best song is from a 7" on Council recs, called Usual Suspects, if you can track that down...

man
that song!

can still remember the first time I heard this at a friend's house - EMO

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constant wrote:

I think it is generally agreed in here that the first 7 songs on the current discog, which was the last session and include the is 4 7" plus comp tracks, are basically top 5 emo albums of all time.

Yeh for the longest time I never got further than those 7 songs on the discog CD!

Added: 19-04-2016 10:07:52

roberto wrote:
axisofevil wrote:

Yaphet Kotto's first 2 LPs is where it's at, but I reckon their best song is from a 7" on Council recs, called Usual Suspects, if you can track that down...

man
that song!

can still remember the first time I heard this at a friend's house - EMO

When the wahwah guitar kicks in during that outro crescendo...OH.EM.GEE(MO)!! Speaking of, I'm a big fan of wah in hardcore music. Other than Planes Mistaken For Stars' later stuff (shush Andy!!lol), I can't think of much that's featured it - shame!

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what? wink

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100% backed that usual suspects is yaphet kotto's best song.

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Texas is the Reason - Do you know who you are

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that Current 7" could be the best emo record of all time.

This man needs some Native Nod

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Are we counting skramz? Good. That one sided Palatka LP is the best.

Twelve Hour Turn - Victory of Flight is a banger too.


Those first three Karate LPs before Geoff decided to go all Carlos Santana too. I love the wanky jazz Karate era too, fwiw, it's just not suited to this thread.

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pitmanfan wrote:

Texas is the Reason - Do you know who you are

Love the band, but the LP is a bit hit and miss for me...the 7" on the other hand is pretty much perfect.

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Came by this earlier. I was pretty sceptical but decided to have a look anyway:

http://www.nme.com/photos/20-emo-albums … 2#/photo/1

It's not quite as off as I was expecting, but I'm was curious what poeple here think?

I actually have a strangely defensive soft-spot for Glassjaw but I'm finding it hard to consider them emo.

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some truly awful shit in there.

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it's a list for people that don't like too much punk in their emo. fair enough, not everyone does.

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It was actually an NME article on emo around 2001 that got me into quite a lot of good stuff, lots of Dischord bands, The Promise Ring, The Get Up Kids. I guess it was around the time stuff like Rival Schools, Hundred Reasons and Jimmy Eat World were pretty big.

Sky:Lark (Noisy Post-Hardcore) - http://skylark.bandcamp.com
Man Hands (Fastcore) - http://horsepartyrules.bandcamp.com

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Glassjaw, how did anyone like Glassjaw?

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johnbearandrews wrote:

It was actually an NME article on emo around 2001 that got me into quite a lot of good stuff, lots of Dischord bands, The Promise Ring, The Get Up Kids. I guess it was around the time stuff like Rival Schools, Hundred Reasons and Jimmy Eat World were pretty big.

i remember that article getting a lot of discussion on the old kerrang emo forum smile

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I'm pretty happy to have been part of the ATD-I generation because it was only one step to the best shit, nowadays it's not so easy

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Andy Malcolm wrote:
johnbearandrews wrote:

It was actually an NME article on emo around 2001 that got me into quite a lot of good stuff, lots of Dischord bands, The Promise Ring, The Get Up Kids. I guess it was around the time stuff like Rival Schools, Hundred Reasons and Jimmy Eat World were pretty big.

i remember that article getting a lot of discussion on the old kerrang emo forum smile

http://diskant.marcelinesmith.com/2002/ … pid-thing/

Sky:Lark (Noisy Post-Hardcore) - http://skylark.bandcamp.com
Man Hands (Fastcore) - http://horsepartyrules.bandcamp.com

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General Disdain wrote:
bengay wrote:

Don't think this was mentioned? Granted, not the entire album is solid but when you a band writes a song as emo as this it kind of makes the bad songs bearable:

After this my YouTube went to I have Dreams - In God Hands. The caption underneath reads "I believe in a special bond between two friends, and I try to think where we would have been, if not with each other, then where? Then where? But now we are growing up. Some feelings are growing out, but how could I forget those days? I can't forget. No, please don't take it the wrong way. We might not see each other every day but know you're in my heart, and I hope you feel the same way too. Tell me, how could I forget the impact that we had on each others' lives? I can't forget. I can't forget you, my friend. In good hands we have grown together and in good hands we have changed together, but the caring is still there. How could I possibly forget those days that we shared? They will never be shared with anyone else."

Honestly, my gran has fridge magnets with more grit than that.

The I have dreams demo is still one of the best releases in the genre though.

You don't remember me...........do you.

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johnbearandrews wrote:
Andy Malcolm wrote:
johnbearandrews wrote:

It was actually an NME article on emo around 2001 that got me into quite a lot of good stuff, lots of Dischord bands, The Promise Ring, The Get Up Kids. I guess it was around the time stuff like Rival Schools, Hundred Reasons and Jimmy Eat World were pretty big.

i remember that article getting a lot of discussion on the old kerrang emo forum smile

http://diskant.marcelinesmith.com/2002/ … pid-thing/

wow, diskant is a blast from the past!

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Should also mention Life at these Speeds first lp, everything Sinaloa have done (particularly their second lp) and the 10" by September (how was this not on your list Andy?!)

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good shout zobes!