David Ames digs through his music collection to count down his top ten favourite albums in a specific music genre. For his second genre choice, David gets emotional about Emo/Post Hardcore. At #8 it's Full Collapse by Thursday...
The next genre on this list takes me back to my junior high and high school days. Few genres can better express the feelings of an angsty teenager than Emo/post hardcore. A lot of bands get lumped into this genre so be prepared for some music you may not necessarily feel are good representatives of the style. Like bands that were lumped together with the grunge era, many bands that came out in the late 90s and early 2000s were associated with this movement. For my purposes here today, I am talking about a group of albums that were influential to me at that time and from then on. Emotional and usually clever/intelligent lyricism is a staple of this genre, along with punk and pop influences. There are even elements of screamo present on this list. Hopefully you will recognize some of these albums and if you’re like me, the part of your brain that recognizes nostalgia will be buzzing with activity .
Find the other albums in David's Genre 10 Emo/Post Hardcore
#8: Thursday – Full Collapse
Few bands elicit such a strong fan response as Thursday. Even breaking the ranks of Revolver’s top live bands with greats like Slayer and Lamb of God, Thursday is not only known for their stamp on the genre of post-hardcore but also for their incredible live performances, one of which I was lucky enough to attend. The amount of energy and passion this band puts out is damn near unmatched and Full Collapse is like capturing that live energy on a record. Fuse, the television station, played their first two singles on heavy repeat and because of this, I became a huge fan and immediately went out and bought the record. Full Collapse is aggressive and emotional and intricate. The layers crafted by the musicians, the sporadic rhythms and incredibly dynamic, Sunny Day Real Estate-esque vocals make this album a must-listen for anyone who enjoys emo or any other style of rock music.
“Understanding in a Car Crash”
“Cross Out the Eyes”
“Standing on the Edge of Summer”
Best non-single track:
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