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ok let's start with the excellent sinai vessel record which comes out at the end of january

https://sinaivessel.bandcamp.com/album/brokenlegged

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Sunday, 1 January 2017 22:42 (one year ago) Permalink

Really digging the Old Gray album that came out last month. Maybe too screamy for this thread?

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:42 (one year ago) Permalink

xp

That's lovely! Very full-sounding with the strings. Look forward to the full release.

Not wanting to delve into the past too much here, but I missed this TBS-styled EP of cute, energetic anthems last year and really think it's worth many listens:

https://charmermusic.bandcamp.com/album/whateverville

dance band (tangenttangent), Tuesday, 3 January 2017 15:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh man, thanks for the Old Gray rec, it scratches an old-timey itch for me.

I want to change my display name (dan m), Friday, 13 January 2017 18:24 (one year ago) Permalink

omfg YES

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 20 January 2017 20:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Oh hey there's a new sorority noise single

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 20 January 2017 20:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Dashboard covering Julien Baker is the most passing of the emo torch thing ever

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 20 January 2017 20:49 (eleven months ago) Permalink

sorority noise remain as ever kinda eh whatever diet emo to me but there's more animation in the new single than i've heard from them before

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 20 January 2017 21:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://priests.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-feels-natural

I dig these three tracks, album is out on Friday.

Dinsdale, Tuesday, 24 January 2017 22:18 (eleven months ago) Permalink

broken record about the sinai vessel album but it's out now and "laughlin" is an incredible song

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 27 January 2017 17:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the Allison Crutchfield record also out today is v enjoyable

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 27 January 2017 20:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

last track on the sinai vessel record is weirdly terrible though. would've made a great ep, oh well

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 27 January 2017 20:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVjxrcEjx7E

oh my god this oliver houston album just knocked me on my ass

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 15:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

like the look mexico record from last year it gets the mathy emo/actually good songs ratio just right

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 15:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

does "good dog" definitely include an interpolation of fleetwood mac's "everywhere" or no?

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Wednesday, 1 February 2017 15:39 (eleven months ago) Permalink

until there's a rolling indie rock thread, i think this goes here:

https://osoosoband.bandcamp.com/album/the-yunahon-mixtape

it is good.

alpine static, Thursday, 2 February 2017 19:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

emo is the new indie rock

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Thursday, 2 February 2017 19:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

new menzingers!

Mordy, Saturday, 4 February 2017 16:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

my first listen was...not very promising for the most part, esp distressing as I thought Rented World was a significant step up

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 4 February 2017 16:42 (eleven months ago) Permalink

oh - i like it so far! i mean it's not super innovative but that was never really their strength. it's just v listenable crunchy power pop punk (some songs remind me of infinity on high fall out boy and 21st century breakdown green day)

Mordy, Saturday, 4 February 2017 16:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I'm seeing Priests + Snail Mail tonight and listening to Snail Mail's Habit EP for the first time. It's much more emo than I was expecting, in the best way possible.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 13:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the menzingers suck imo and always have

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 14:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i assume any and all esteem for them is generated from how good they are live but they are a dead ass dull pop punk band on record

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 14:38 (eleven months ago) Permalink

might be more appropriate on a j-pop thread, but I like this from the Your Name ost.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDSkFeMVNFs

devvvine, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 14:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ok Snail Mail were so fucking good live, I hope they capture that energy on record soon

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 05:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

really enjoying this band can't swim. the chorus on "we won't sleep" is a little awkward but everything around it is like super cheesy, hooky emo perfectly calibrated to my tastes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs7CWDUtuws

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 15:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

(their album comes out in march)

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 15:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

love it. i'm so easily manipulatable by emo songs. that moment at 2:00 (and in almost every emo song ever) when the instrumental cuts out and then comes roaring back in is super effective for me no matter how many times i hear it. thursday obv the master of this particular trick. when i saw them w/ my brother at starland he was so impressed at how rickley goes from 0 to 10 in 0 seconds. now they're doing a full tour and i'm thinking about seeing them AGAIN and fillmore philly...

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i still really want to do that emo/pop-punk poll i signed up for years ago on the poll thread. i was also thinking a POX FOB thread would be fun. i've been listening to so much /classic/ emo recently - FOB when i drive, Brand New all the time, Dashboard at work. still loving that new dashboard covers EP.

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I would be so down for that even though I seem to only be able to get into maybe 50% of the "classic" emo bands for one reason (musical or extramusical) or another

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 February 2017 15:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

definitely do the emo poll mordy

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 15:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

im down and ready for this poll

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

once i get the go ahead from the master poll thread i'll start it up and link to it here

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It's weird that I just noticed The Meadowlands came up in another thread cause I was about to ask if it should be eligible for this

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

in a way it feels like cheating cause it's so acclaimed and no one (that I can recall) called it emo at the time? but also it feels like it set the course for how emo bands tend to evolve as they stick around and grow up so idk

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i plan to have a v expansive definition

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

^^ into it even though i'll complain during the results

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Was taken aback by how emo Meadowlands is when i finally heard it a few years ago, for some reason always assumed they sounded like The National. Was p4k particularly averse to stuff calling itself emo in 2003?

devvvine, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the wrens have a little bit of emo in them anyway imo (the most obvious thing being the emphasis on dual vocals), see this og version of "boys you won't" from an old drive-thru records comp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu0XdDY3zfc

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who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Was p4k particularly averse to stuff calling itself emo in 2003?

Only stuff they liked.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

TBF i lean against meadowlands being available to vote for, idk i dont want it to win idk idk

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

true story: i would've probably been a huge emo fan in high school but i took the pfork pan of stay what you are to heart

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 16:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

that review apparently no longer exists on the website but this tragedy still does: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/8054-full-collapse/

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

also: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/4261-bleed-american/

devvvine, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the deja entendu review is also still there. the weird thing with that is i read that review at the time and thought "oh yeah, this record sounds like some bullshit" but mtv2 played "sic transit gloria" CONSTANTLY and i was like, "this song fucking rules, i'm buying the album who gives a shit"

and now i make rolling emo threads on ilx

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Friday, 10 February 2017 17:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

so glad i didnt care about music reviews until like 2008

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:05 (eleven months ago) Permalink

well pitchfork anyway. read the source pretty religiously for a long time

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

im pumped 4 this poll. Are you gonna do albums and tracks?

Spottie, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:06 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ok so i've heard the glassjaw (it's really weird) and now i can do this:

top emo/pop-punk albums 2017:

jeremy enigk: ghosts
manchester orchestra: a black mile to the surface
circa survive: the amulet
rainer maria: s/t
paramore: after laughter
glassjaw: material control
caracara: summer megalith
creeper: eternity, in your arms
racquet club: racquet club
front bottoms: going grey
oliver houston: whatever works
smidley: smidley
smith street band: more scared of you than you are of me
iron chic: you can't stay here
worriers: survival pop
sorority noise: you're not as ____ as you think

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah I think you got most of the really good ones there. Not a huge emo year for me personally, and uh certain things dampened my enthusiasm

Simon H., Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:54 (one month ago) Permalink

teotfw?

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink

more like bnsf

Mordy, Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:05 (one month ago) Permalink

i don't really feel like having a conversation about it but basically a) it feels wrong to leave my favorite album off the list for non-musical reasons and b) hills seem like uncomfortable places to die so i'm trying to avoid that

Mordy, Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:06 (one month ago) Permalink

mileages vary for all sorts of reasons but tbh I haven't been able to listen to Science Fiction since the details came out. And I tried.

Simon H., Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:10 (one month ago) Permalink

i've def felt a little weird relistening to certain songs from deja entendu but the new one is still great imo but i know i'm unusual in my tolerance for consuming ethically questionable media. i don't judge anyone who has come to a different perspective for sure. i'm a little annoyed bc i feel like i'm going to end up censoring myself when balloting comes around but idk there are much worse problems in the world i can live w/ this one.

Mordy, Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:12 (one month ago) Permalink

that’s cool. afaic after reading the accounts of the women involved i can’t fucking listen to it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:20 (one month ago) Permalink

I love your list. The few I haven't heard, I must check out.

paramore,creeper,front bottoms, oliver houston, smith street band, iron chic, worriers, sorority noise would all make my list.

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Some days that Caracara LP is my favorite rock album of the year.

That Sorority Noise album is absolutely mammoth. And Rainer Maria... holy shit; the wow factor never went away with that one. Side A is flawless.

Would also add the Sinai Vessel album and Tall Friend and Club Night EPs to the pile. It's been a pretty sensational year, I think.

Evan R, Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Have we talked about the katie Ellen record here? Because that would probably be on my list

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:52 (one month ago) Permalink

no Oso Oso, Brad?

alpine static, Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:19 (one month ago) Permalink

i never actually managed to listen to that album!

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:37 (one month ago) Permalink

i've def felt a little weird relistening to certain songs from deja entendu but the new one is still great imo but i know i'm unusual in my tolerance for consuming ethically questionable media. i don't judge anyone who has come to a different perspective for sure. i'm a little annoyed bc i feel like i'm going to end up censoring myself when balloting comes around but idk there are much worse problems in the world i can live w/ this one.

― Mordy, Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:12 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Feeling this post. I'm annoyed too, not even with self-censorship, but with the fact that I got cheated. The new Brand New album was actually my first Brand New album: the emo-poll on here renewed my interest in the genre, and this came along, and I loved it to bits. Yada yada couple of months later and it's in tatters, because this fuckhead couldn't control himself.

Still think it's a great album, but no love lost in leaving it off the ballot. Not listened to it since I heard the news, but I'll be honest: it did feel like a rough and sudden break-up with something I held dear for a while. But as you say: there are bigger problems.

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 30 November 2017 22:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I loved the Katie Ellen record, simple but potent

Simon H., Thursday, 30 November 2017 23:17 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah the Katie Ellen record is a total charmer

Evan R, Friday, 1 December 2017 01:27 (one month ago) Permalink

i thought chumped was only ok and i like katie ellen even less but i’m still sorta thrilled that record is resonating with ppl

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:04 (one month ago) Permalink

just nice to see friends of friends making good

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 03:06 (one month ago) Permalink

are earlier sorority noise albums good? i listened to a bit of one and it seemed to be lacking, something (the humour? the killer arrangements? his delivery was a little less dry maybe) that make 'you're not as _____ as you think' so good to me

flopson, Friday, 1 December 2017 06:51 (one month ago) Permalink

new one is the first one that made me care about them at all

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 06:54 (one month ago) Permalink

there's a new Tiny Moving Parts single - pretty good! album's out in May

Simon H., Friday, 1 December 2017 11:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Brad, where would you have placed Br@nd N3w in your list if you had included it?

ArchCarrier, Friday, 1 December 2017 12:28 (one month ago) Permalink

eh i’d rather not say, though i think it’s obvious from how enthusiastic i was about it when it came out

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 13:29 (one month ago) Permalink

I was afraid you were going to say that.

ArchCarrier, Friday, 1 December 2017 14:33 (one month ago) Permalink

my remaining hope for 2017 is that Quote Unquote surprise-drops the new Antarctigo Vespucci before the month is out, not sure how likely that really is though

Simon H., Friday, 1 December 2017 14:35 (one month ago) Permalink

are earlier sorority noise albums good? i listened to a bit of one and it seemed to be lacking, something (the humour? the killer arrangements? his delivery was a little less dry maybe) that make 'you're not as _____ as you think' so good to me

The new one is definitely the crowd-pleaser. Joy, Departed was a very sour record, and the It Kindly Stopped for Me EP is such a rough listen it almost feels like grief rendered into a snuff film. The tougher, alt-rock thing of the new one is a great look for them though.

Evan R, Friday, 1 December 2017 14:58 (one month ago) Permalink

brad was not lying about the Glassjaw album, easily one of the least compromising reunion records I can recall

Simon H., Friday, 1 December 2017 15:09 (one month ago) Permalink

the nasty basslines and slurred guitars remind me a bit of Unsane

Simon H., Friday, 1 December 2017 15:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm on it!

ArchCarrier, Friday, 1 December 2017 17:50 (one month ago) Permalink

"nasty" is the right word i think

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 18:38 (one month ago) Permalink

simon if you haven't heard them i recommend the two eps glassjaw put out before this record, they were the first glassjaw things i even sorta liked and they sound even better alongside the new album

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 20:38 (one month ago) Permalink

i like the new one so much that i'm gonna struggle to give a shit about worship & tribute again

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 20:48 (one month ago) Permalink

that midsection where it just falls into a cavern ("strange hours" / "bastille day") is really cool

Simon H., Friday, 1 December 2017 20:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I definitely underestimated the caracara album. it's seriously great.

Simon H., Monday, 4 December 2017 05:11 (one month ago) Permalink

everyone get hyped for next year's black foxxes album, it is phenomenal. for fans of merchandise and manchester orchestra but i think everyone here will be able to get down with it

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:19 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao microwave not merchandise, what is wrong with me

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:20 (one month ago) Permalink

For those compiling your year-end lists, this playlist includes all the available tracks on this thread, organized roughly chronologically in order of mention:

ILM's 2017 Rolling Emo + Pop Punk Thread Spotify Playlist

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Monday, 11 December 2017 05:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Enjoying the hell out of the Nervous Dater album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMigoMIkcx8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW6TN9zzObY

Evan R, Monday, 11 December 2017 17:04 (one month ago) Permalink

y'all check out this extremely baffling synth-heavy prog-emo-metalcore thing i found on the kerrang list

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5PHS8y5ozs

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 20:56 (one month ago) Permalink

uhhhh wow

Simon H., Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I can't tell if I truly love this or if I'm just dazzled by the fact that this particular "epic EDM + metal bits" combo has finally been executed well

Simon H., Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:16 (one month ago) Permalink

same! but i think i really like it!

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 21:57 (one month ago) Permalink

last track just convinced me that i love it

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:13 (one month ago) Permalink

might be more appropriate on a j-pop thread, but I like this from the Your Name ost.

― devvvine, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:59 AM (ten months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

was going through the Spotify playlist, this was great

Nhex, Monday, 25 December 2017 03:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

gonna let brad make the 2018 thread but happy new Jeff Rosenstock album day!!!

Simon H., Monday, 1 January 2018 16:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh cool, I didn't know that was coming

jmm, Monday, 1 January 2018 17:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah it was a surprise release. he finally wrote his own britpop tune ("TV Stars")

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 13:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

new jeff is pretty good

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 15:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yes I think that is the correct descriptor, not quite a masterwork/major statement like WORRY was but lots of great and appealingly weird moments

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 15:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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