AsleepInTheBack
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11.15.17 EMO CROWN 2 - Rnd 7: Wait a sec, that a10.21.17 Musical Moments
10.11.17 EMO CROWN 2 - Rnd 6: You're My Favourit10.06.17 5 EVERYTHING
09.16.17 EMO CROWN 2 - Rnd 5: Shut up and Smile08.30.17 EMO CROWN 2 - Rnd 4: Do the Math
08.27.17 REC ME CLASSICS 08.24.17 EMO CROWN 2 - Rnd 3: New Kid on the Blo
08.23.17 Asleep's Top 100 Albums 08.21.17 EMO CROWN 2 - Rnd 2: Back 2 Basics
08.04.17 Send Help07.21.17 Just a few thoughts
07.16.17 Belated Birthday07.03.17 Too Much Music
07.02.17 Writers Block06.02.17 Being Wrong
05.31.17 Finished University02.09.17 Rec Me Anything
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EMO CROWN 2 - Rnd 6: You're My Favourite (:

RULES: The judges of this competition will be clavier, Frivolous, verdant and AsleepInTheBack. The competitors are as follows: Conmaniac, UniqueUniverse, Artuma. Each competitor will present 1 album per round. The judges will then rate the albums out of 5, using .1 increments. A new round will begin after the judges have completed ratings. 30 albums will be presented in total (i.e. 10 from each competitor, or 10 rounds). The winner will be determined by the highest average, but a tiebreaker system will be used if necessary; each judge will have one vote for the best rec.
1The Hotelier
Home, Like NoPlace Is There


Rec your favourite emo record that the judges haven't already heard. That's it. :)
2Deer Leap/The World Is A Beautiful Place...
Are Here To Help You


Art's Rec
Asleep: Couldn’t agree more with Jack really. A wonderfully cohesive split, incredibly soft and comforting as it spirals pastel blues and soft greens. One of the highest peaks of the emo revival scene imho. 4.2/5.

Jack: Discounting “I Will Be Okay…” (one of my favourite TWIABP songs) this is still a solid split. It is so because one band does not sound marginally better than the other. Both groups pull their weight with emotive, soaring vocal melodies and mid-western flavoured guitar lines that positively glisten -- a beautiful counterpoint to the lyrical themes oft explored. 4/5.

Friv: There’s a sense of deliberateness in what this split does, as though each guitar and drum part have been carefully planned as part of a greater whole. The bands’ excellent control of dynamics and the beautiful production elevate this to what is truly something special. 4.3/5
3Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons


Unique's Rec
Asleep: Am I detecting some old school Punk vibes radiating off this thing? Even if not this is just the sort of rec I’d expect from Unique, scrappy, impassioned and oh-so real. To be honest it can be an incredibly awkward record to sit through at times, through the cutesy lyricism (“let's go dance again / step on each others toes”; “yesterday I called you lover”) to the fumbling vocals and gleefully sloppy instrumentation. It’s quite endearing though, broken but still chugging along - well, just about. 3.5/5.
4Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons


Jack: This thing kinda riffs, but it also feels kinda reluctant to show it? The production is muddied (typical) and it feels like the riffs are either buried completely underneath the vocals or overpowering them without reserve. There are some fantastic moments here -- One Hundred Percent Good is just that, with a contemplative bassline to carry it to the listener, and Piano Song In A Minor both fits the tone and shifts the tone gracefully -- even though the piano is out of tune and the recording sounds like it’s been captured on the wrong side of the wall. 3.9/5.

Friv: Everything about this album seems to pick up as it goes long, as the band seems to gain confidence via inertia. The guitars begin to sort themselves out into something (slightly, oh so slightly) more refined and the vocals finally click into place. 3.6/5
5who loves you
Green and Tangerine


Con's
Asleep: This album has a soul. It sounds unstable, like a jittery, toppling drunk on a roof spouting heartfelt gibberish onto all who pass by. Gorgeously messy guitar and bass splutter atop feisty, driving drumwork. The vocals spliced within are suitably hoarse and exasperated, as genuine and sincere as they come. Sure we’ve all seen this before, but this is a fine example of how it ought be done. 3.8/5.

Jack: This has energy. It’s an album of steep, life-changing statements (“Hey, we’re gonna die some day”), as though the band are making important decisions as they write and record these songs. It’s heavy-hearted but it’s also heavy-handed, forgetting that we’ve all heard past emo bands sing about loneliness and self-consciousness and the life of a shut-in with the same intonations and the same sentiments. It’s not necessarily a bad thing; these things need to be written about, and I suppose they are lifted by the insurmountable wall-of-sound style these guys employ. 3.7/5.
6who loves you
Green and Tangerine


Friv: The instrumentation on this album manages that tricky balance between bombast and variety, which, in addition to the oft-trembling vocals, make this an engaging listen. It’s the lyrics where this album loses me, unfortunately. It feels like Me and You sometimes run out of things to say (the closer in particular), or sometimes don’t really have anything new to say at all. 3.2/5
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