Robert Lowe

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01.05.15 Caved In And 5d Em11.12.14 Classics/overlooked/underrated Month
11.10.14 Do You Ever Go Back And Read Your Old R10.25.14 Mineral/into It. Over It. Show
10.24.14 Best Day Of All Time10.21.14 No More Drunk Posting/girl Lists
10.09.14 "if The Smiths Played Hardcore"10.02.14 Modest Mouse's Top Tag Is Emo
09.30.14 100,000 Scrobbles09.23.14 Favorite Guitar Albums
09.17.14 Treb Metal09.11.14 When I Say I'm Sad I Mean It
08.31.14 Merch08.28.14 Major Itunes Problem
08.27.14 Coffee And Death Grips08.22.14 If Trailer Park Boys Were A Band
08.08.14 On The Impossible Past Ranked08.04.14 You Could Dig A Ditch
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Underrated On The Site Part 1

Gonna take a look at 5 bands I feel are underrated, not much else to say.
1Merchant Ships
For Cameron

Kinsella influenced hardcore that sits perfectly on the border of emo and screamo. They were only around for a couple of years and never managed to release a full album, but they managed to heavily influence the genre and resulted in a plethora of pretty good spin off bands (Park Jefferson, Midwest Pen Pals, William Bonney. Aziz STAFF wrote a great 5/5 review for For Cameron, and damn he doesn't even jam emo, that's how good this shit is.
2Merchant Ships
3House Boat
The Delaware Octopus

House Boat are a pop punk supergroup that make some of the catchiest music around, and have some of the best lyrics in the scene. House Boat fucking rule I don't know what else to say, maybe post some lyrics I suppose.
4House Boat
The Thorns of Life

"I'm sort of fun at parties so let's hang out and pretend we feel alive."
I Do Perceive

Owen is a weird one to consider underrated, but here me out. Yes his work has received countless 5/5 staff reviews, and his two best albums have 4.1 averages, but I still feel like that isn't enough. His most popular album on the site has 253 ratings which is criminal. Mike Kinsella is simply put a guitar virtuoso. He singlehandedly created a style of guitar that spawned an entire genre of imitators. His use of unique tunings allows for incredibly original and captivating guitar work. Seeing him live blew my mind, as he had to spend minutes in between every single song tuning his guitar to the unique tuning ever song is in. His vivid and depressing lyrics coupled with his breathtaking songwriting result in some of the most emotional music out there.
At Home With Owen

"You're a long ways away, from the place you thought you'd be by now"
7The Locust
Plague Soundscapes

Pigeonholing The Locust into a single genre is not an easy task. Mixing elements of powerviolence, gridncore, hardcore punk, and industrial makes things difficult, but there unique use of analog keyboards makes defining them into a genre impossible. The Locust are a punk band, a chaotic punk band that makes music that is abrasive as fuck, but somehow highly listenable and catchy. Their use of three vocalists always captivates me, whether it's there shout whenever or all at once approach of their early records, or New Erections, where each member dominates a single track, the vocals are always entertaining. None of that even matters when you get to Gabe Serbian, my personal favorite drummer. The fact that he was the band's guitarist, and start playing drums for the first time when their drummer quit always astounds me, he sounds like someone who has been playing drums for decades.
8The Locust
New Erections
9never mind
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