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Thursday, December 11 2014

The Best Emo Albums of 2014

Like emo's first wave, today's revival has taken issue with the category itself. But concerns over labels shouldn't get in the way of appreciating the connections between the subgenre's up-and-comers and legacy acts that reconvened like Y2K never happened.


Thursday, October 16 2014

Weezer and the Problem of Fan Expectation

Weezer's new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, walks the tenuous line between redressing the band's follies and giving in to banal fan service.


Wednesday, October 15 2014

Dads: I’ll Be the Tornado

I’ll Be the Tornado is an enrapturing album, and one that you simply must hear with your mind and your heart.


Thursday, October 9 2014

Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Everything Will Be Alright in the End is not an album: it's an act of contrition that you can dance to.


Monday, March 24 2014

Owls: Two

Two is certainly a good album, and it’s absolutely the one Owls wanted to make. It’s just not always a record I want to listen to.


Monday, February 10 2014

You Blew It!: Keep Doing What You’re Doing

With maybe the truest emo record yet to come from the recent resurgence of emo and pop-punk, You Blew It! call back to the height of the genre without getting too bogged down by tradition.


Wednesday, July 24 2013

Jimmy Eat World: Damage

Respectable in execution, but not quite as recommendable as certain past works, Damage is nevertheless a serviceable effort from a still very talented band.


Thursday, May 9 2013

The Appleseed Cast: Illumination Ritual

Illumination Ritual is like a watch that you want to take apart and view all the individual springs to see what makes it tick, particularly when it comes to the rhythm.


Wednesday, January 4 2012

Somehow You Love Me: An Interview With Saves the Day

With the influential emo-rockers closing out a long-in-the-works album trilogy, Saves the Day's Chris Conley speaks openly and candidly to PopMatters about who he was, who he wants to be, and the event that changed everything for him ...


Monday, July 18 2011

Taking Back Sunday: Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday experiences revival through the reunion of their original lineup and creates their best work in years.


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