A few weeks ago, I was surfing the world wide web and happened to stumble upon an entertainment blog called Rolling Stone Magazine.
I came across a post entitled The 40 Greatest EMO Albums Of All Time. I couldn’t resist, sorry, I double clicked on it immediately, I know you will too. What’s the saying, curiosity killed the cat?
What I discovered will finally put closure to the most asked question in music history…..
Rolling Stone spared no expense on this project. They recruited only the finest EMO experts on the planet to conjure up this list. The six EMO connoisseurs consist of Jonah Bayer, Aaron Burgess, Suzy Exposito, Leor Galil, James Montgomery and Brittany Spanos.
The results are truly breathtaking.
Apparently, these six experts couldn’t decide on what the worst Jimmy Eat World album is, so they had to include two of them. As mind-boggling as it may seem, Jimmy Eat World is the only band to place two albums in the countdown. The pride and joy of Mesa, Arizona came in at #13 with 1999’s Clarity, and at #8 with the 2001 release Bleed American.
I won’t give away too much information, that would ruin your stroll down memory lane, but, Sunny Day Real Estate is represented. Did you ever notice that Jenny LSQ can’t go an entire episode of the Old School Show on Sirius XMU without including a track from Sunny Day Real Estate? What is it with that?
To my surprise, The Jealous Sound came in at #31 with their 2003 release Kill Them With Kindness. I always liked The Jealous Sound, I guess I’ll have to start not liking The Jealous Sound, or at the very least, I won’t tell anyone I like The Jealous Sound. Who remembers the tune “The Fold Out?”
Dashboard fans will be none too pleased with this list. Just sayin.
I think we’re all fighting a never ending battle with this EMO thing, it just won’t go way. I’m proud to officially announce that Jimmy Eat World is EMO, always was, is, and ever will be, EMO.
If you have a guilty EMO pleasure, enjoy “Lucky Denver Mint” below: