10 Favorite Emo Albums

get up kids four minute mile

Since I have not been posting any new photographs, and because I was inspired by a recent text conversation with my friend Jason, I am going to post something a little different on here. I enjoy making lists, so — without explaining when, how and why I got into emo music and how much I still love it — here’s my 10 Favorite Emo Albums.

Rules: full albums only, no EPs; albums enjoyable now, not just when I was a teenager; genre ambiguity is okay; post-1994, because early post-punk is too good; also avoiding the likes of Weezer or Elliott Smith; and lastly, no one too obscure. Now the list in alphabetical order:

boy sets fire the day the sun went out
Boy Sets Fire – The Day the Sun Went Out (1997)

braid frame canvas
Braid – Frame and Canvas (1998)

cap'n jazz analphabetapolothology
Cap’n Jazz – Analphabetapolothology (1998)

get up kids four minute mile
Get Up Kids – Four Minute Mile (1997)

elliott falso catherals
Elliott – False Cathedrals (2000)

grade under the radar
Grade – Under the Radar (1999)

hot water music forever and counting
Hot Water Music – Forever and Counting (1997)

small brown bike dead reckoning
Small Brown Bike – Dead Reckoning (2001)

sunny day real estate
Sunny Day Real Estate – Diary (1994)

texas is the reason
Texas is the Reason – Do You Know Who You Are? (1996)

Playlist: Songs from My 10 Favorite Emo Albums

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