I know most people don't have enough time to listen to an album so I just post a song I think
represents the album well or what my favourite is (depends on the day). That being said,
I do suggest you check out the albums too if you like what you hear! The descriptions don't follow
any special rule, I just put what I feel when I make the post. More indepth
musings on artists or albums can be found on my blog.
Song: Cold Words, No Poem
album: Thick Letters To Friends
People have complained that I haven't post in a while so I return with this banger. Some
great tracks so good I learned how to play one. This album is a certified classic much love
to Kaddish for making a great album.
artist: Men As Trees
Well it's getting quite cold out there. This is a great hardcore/post-rock album and is
quicky becoming one of my most listened to. I've seen a lot of reviews of this album where
the singer's voice is disliked. I don't really get that, I think it's kind of interesting
and has a manic vibe to it which works for the album. Anyway this album is great, there's
quite a lot to unpack here. Give it a listen on the next winter walk you go on and you wont
Song: Gold Dust
album: On The Air
I've been on a slowcore kick with the come of Spring. Duster is one of my favourite bands.
But instead of telling you to listen Stratosphere, I'm going to assume you
This is a live recording of Duster on KSCU Radio. It's full of legendary cuts and they mix
up the songs too. If you like any of Dusters stuff this is worth your time. All the links go
tube, you can find the mp3s on soulseek if you're so inclined.
Song: ...and the Cat Turned to Smoke
album: Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!
Was going to contribute to the emo tradition of posting an album that fits the general
feelings of this time. Fuck that. Instead, pick yourself up kid and dance and scream your
heart out to some orchid. This album is amazing through and through. Happy late Valentine's
artist: The Newfound Interest In Connecticut
album: Tell Me About the Long Dark Path Home
With Christmas time upon us and being back home, I thought it would be fitting to talk about
this masterpiece. With the snow begining to fall everyday, the night upon us for most of our
waking hours and, most of us coming back home; I think this album perfectly fits the vibe.
Especially for canadian winters there is no better album (from what I have heard) that
captures the special qualities and sadness of this time. This record hits close to home for
me, and I'm sure a lot of others that are fans of this band. The cold loneliness that
envelopes winter juxtaposed with Christmas time were thoughts of other people, people that
were in our lives, people that you used to see every day, people that are slowly leaving
your life, people curretly in your life, and those that have stuck around. This album at
least for me hits all the emotions and melancholy that come with the previously describe
thoughts. Every cut on this record is great and really creates an enveloping atmosphere.
This is a landmark album in emo, blending emo and post-rock so well it can't be
described with out the other. The recommended cut makes you feel lost in a cold dark forest
of evergreens, the song builds and builds and then cuts off with the cold yells of "coward",
and it's just so chilling in a good way (if that makes any sense). Lots of other tracks
feature great vocals and lyrics as well as frosty/snow covered atmospheres and its amazing.
I thourougly suggest this album, even to newcomers as this was my entry point into realizing
the beauty and emotions these types of records contain (perfect time too; an essential
Song: For Meg
artist: On the Might of Princes
album: Where You Are and Where You Want to Be
It's been a while but heres a great record getting me through finals.
Song: Something That Matters
artist: Merchant Ships
album: For Cameron
For Cameron is another amazing emo album. Clocking in at 18 min it's def worth the time. If
you like Brave Little Abacus you will probably like this one. The song writing is great on
this album, and it makes a great intro into emo.
AS WE SING ALONG TO OUR DEMISE.
I owned this album for a while now and never really got to listening to it. And I couldnt
even get past the first couple songs. Screamo hasn't really been to my taste. But with the
isolation and loneliness that current times bring I got around to listening to it just
clicked. Emotionally this album hits really hard especially if you are already going through
some lonley introspection. Some real standouts for me on this album are 3, 5, 7, 9, 10 and
12. I would suggest you read up on the lyrics if you like the songs well worth the time. I
would say this is some of the best emo to come out in recent times. Lyrically its fucking
depressing and musically it's jamming. Give it a 3:00AM listen if you feeling the
inescapability of your isolation for the next 2 years. Only yt links for this one if you
want a download and you dont want to go looking for it contact me.
Song: The New
album: Turn on the bright lights
Fuck all this emo shit, time for some post-punk bangers. Turn on the Bright Lights is a
paradise for fans of shoegaze with some fucking head bangers mixed in. The New is entrancing
piece and reminds me of masterpieces like Disorder by Joy Division. Some prog and death
metal players (like fucking Aidan) may say this shit flappy, however; that's because the
double bass pedals have melted their minds. The New is like flavour town on those dynamics
and the bass is fucking masterful. The lyrics drive hard and Paul Banks tackles melancholic
tones while remaining subtle and refreshing. Like films that show a day in the life, Turn on
The Bright Lights manages to capture themes that are personal yet universal at the same
time. The guitars remain shoegazey but throw some ear worm esc melodies in. This contrast is
showcased masterfully on The New. I've played this whole album on the drums and I can
personally attest that rhythms have sweaty highs and the tasteful lows. With instrumentation
and vocals that all music lovers will enjoy it is an ez rec.
- Written by Kaz
Song: salvia plath
artist: teen suicide
album: dc snuff / waste yrself
Me and bea♥ like listening to this together! This album is just a great vibe if you're just
hanging around in your bedroom by yourself, or with someone else ♥.
artist: Andrew Jackson Jihad
album: People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People In The World
The emo/punk lyrical content of this album works really great with the folk instrumentation.
It's a great record to just listen to all the way through with a runtime of like 25min.
album: what people call low self-esteem is really just seeing yourself the way that
other people see you
Just started listening to this recently. And I love it a lot. My first introduction to a
female led record in the emo genre (kinda ashamed to admit that lol). This album hits pretty
hard musically and emotionally. Has a mix of intensity in each song (in the vocals
especially which I love). This is quickly getting into my heavy rotation it was pretty much
just what I needed at my current state anyway. Listen to the whole album if you have the
time! If you like any of the stuff I have been posting recently hit this one up too. I know
I have been posting the same sort of music lately (this album takes some inspiration from
BLA) but, just had to put this one out there.
Song: why can't i be snowing?
artist: Camping in Alaska
album: please be nice
please be nice is one of my go to suggestions for someone wanting to get into midwestern emo.
In my opinion it is one of the best albums in the genre. I felt like I needed to post this
song (and well album in general) on this feed just to give sort of an entry point to one of
my favourite genres and the underground scene in general (though this has become sort of a
cult classic since I started listening to it). Usually this goes without saying but check
out their other music too if you like this album (The band would definitely like that).
Though I could see myself growing out of this album, I can't ignore the nice late night
drives with this album. Anyway give it a listen you may like it or find it cringe (if you
hate classic emo themes lol).
Song: There Are Ghosts
album: The Bed Is In The Ocean
I have been listening to this album for a while. This album (or band rather) can mostly be
described by the jazz fusion label. If the word jazz is not to your taste though this album
is rocking with some really jamming bass and drums. Really, the suggested
song is just to get you into the album, the rest of it is really worth a listen.
Song: Angry Son
artist: Indian Summer
album: Science 1994
This song reminds me of my friend Nick. This song has many names I know it as Angry Son.
Song: Born Again So Many Times You Forget You Are
artist: Brave Little Abacus
album: Masked Dancers: Concern in So Many Things You Forget Where You Are
This is one of my all time favourite albums. If you are going to listen to any of the albums
listed here this one would be up in the top 5. I've listened to this album and the other,
equivalently as amazing, Just Got Back From The Discomfort -- We're Alright
many many many times over (I happen to enjoy the math rocky-ness of Masked Dancers though).
It may be hard to get past the singing on this one (even though I personally really enjoy
his style and emotion). You just have to trust me that once this album clicks,
it clicks. If you're looking for an album to sing your heart out too, or
just want something that has a lot to listen to instrumentally and a lot to meditate on
lyrically give this album a listen (it's quite undefinable in terms of genre).
As a quick note: there is no "official download" so I have linked my own copy ;)
(though I did hear Adam was planning on putting Brave Little Abacus' whole discography on
[ album | yt ]
This song is from a collection of demos and other rarities by pilotredsun. If you like this
song or the album you should check out Achievement (a real good
pilotredsun). Only youtube links sorry :(.
[ album | yt ]
Song: Rocking With Keith
album: Ferric Oxide
This song is from a collection of early demos from Panchiko. If you like D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L
or just some bumping early experimental indie then give the album a listen. Rocking With
Keith is my fav track as of this date.