Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Fifteen Essential: 90s Emo Albums

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15. How Memory Works by Joan Of Arc (1998)  
What Is It? Emo that veers in to post-rock at times. Featuring the legendary Tim Kinsella, How Memory Works is one of the more experimental albums on this list, and is to the softer side of the emo scale.
Best track? 'Two've Had Two Of'

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14. Race by Kerosene 454 (1997)
What Is It? Emo that verges on post-hardcore.
Best Track? 'June'


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13. Christie Front Drive by Christie Front Drive (1996)
What Is It? Laidback twinkly emo.
Best Track? Radio

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12. Memory-Minus by Sleepytime Trio (1998)
What Is It? Post-hardcore type, yelpy emo.
Best Track? Dear Hands

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11. Frame & Canvas by Braid (1998)
What Is It? Melodic emo.
Best Track? Killing A Camera

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10. Dear You by Jawbreaker (1995)
What Is It? Punk rock-ish emo.
Best Track? Fireman

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9. Analphabetapolothology by Cap'n Jazz  (1998)
What Is It? Post-hardcore, screamy emo.
Best Track? Little League


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8. The Power Of Failing by Mineral (1997)

What Is It? Straight up emo.
Best Track? Gloria

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7. Do You Know Who You Are? by Texas Is The Reason (1996)
What Is It? Straight up, catchy emo.
Best Track? Nickel Wound

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6. Science by Indian Summer (1994)
What Is It? Passionate heavy emo.
Best Track? Angry Son


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5. American Football by American Football (1999)
What Is It? Pretty, twinkly guitars emo.
Best Track? Never Meant


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4. Clarity by Jimmy Eat World (1999)
What Is It? Radio friendly emo.
Best Track? Lucky Denver Mint


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3. Something to Write Home About by The Get Up Kids (1999) 
What Is It? Pop punky emo.
Best Track? Red Letter Day

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2. Very Emergency by The Promise Ring (1999)
What Is It? Pop punk vibe emo.
Best Track? Happiness Is All The Rage
   

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1. Diary by Sunny Day Real Estate (1994)

What Is It? Grunge inflected emo.
Best Track? Seven

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