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|My favourite Emo/Punk-pop/Punk revival albums in the 2010s|
When we're talking about the Emo genre, many people will think of either the seminal second wave emo in the 1990s, or the commercial peak in the third wave emo in the 2000s, and believe the genre sort of died out in the 2010s. But that doesn't mean there aren't any good albums in the genre during this decade. Here are some brilliant ones in the emo or punk-pop or punk revival genre during this decade that is my favourite.
|1||Jimmy Eat World|
It can be very risky when you incorporate polished electronic rock in your punk-pop routes, but JEW just succeeded this rather ambitious experimentation, becoming their best album since 2004's Future or even 2001's Bleed American, and their highest charting album in the U.K., while it's sure and certain they are here to stay.
Another ambitious sonic experiment by recording straight-to-tape and making in the double-album format, the screamo legends proofed that with the right production to fit your emotions can create something moving, while exhibiting their maturity in the album by incorporating sociopolitical themes well, and it's quite sure that the band showed that they are still a force to be reckon with. A sonic canyon to be marvelled.
Showcasing their landmark anxiety and depression in a more mature style, the acclaimed Long Island-band's long-waited fifth LP (and likely to be their last one) still shows why they are one of the most important bands in the genre, by infusing every music genre they experimented in the 2000s and more mature outlook on life, giving fans something nostalgic and something "brand new".
Another punk-pop album that incorporates electronic rock, the 2013 album finds the trio experimented various genres in the album, from their usual punk-pop, alt-rock to synth-pop and dance-pop, showcased that Paramore is reborn again with new aesthetics after a rather disastrous line-up change.
American Football (LP2)
Their first album in 17 years, the second wave emo legends just did what they did back in their seminal debut album, same jazzy chords, same rather plain vocals, same shifting time signatures, you name every features in the first album, except it was carved with lyrics about ageing and family life, that shows how does the band evolve during the hiatus.
|6||Panic! at the Disco|
Death of a Bachelor
Who said you cannot be funny, theatrical and glorious in a punk-pop album? Brendon Urie just shows that. With lyrics that regards of partying, changing and glory of being a celebrity, it shows that with enough ambition to do so, an album that showcased the band's (or Urie's solo project) ability for being mature and hilarious can be made.
The Black Market
Unlike their previous albums that inclined on fighting sociopolitical issues, the band's seventh studio album exhibited the band's detour to personal issues, which showcased their most intimate and universal moments, showing that you don't have to be intense down-right political to show that your progression to maturity. For hardcore fans, it may be disappointing, but look deeply, and you'll find that it will be one album that is actually quite rewarding.
|8||My Chemical Romance|
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Yes, this album may show their detour from gothic Emo to straight-up punk-pop, which is not really what hardcore fans wanted. But this still showcased the band's ambition to make another concept album just like their 2006 magnum opus The Black Parade, while showcasing MCR's funnest and most serious moments and their evolution to maturity.
A darker and heavier effort than their previous ones, AFI is at their gloomiest at album number nine, with frontman Davey Havok showcased the Trent Reznor-like intensity and darkness, unlike some of their best-known efforts that is more hilarious. It's a sign for the band to switch to a more mature direction and sound, while being their most dystopian both sonically and lyrically.
Just like Paramore, this album indicated that just because you had a rather ugly lineup change, doesn't mean it is the end. Sometimes, it could mean you will have an opportunity to rejuvenate your own sound, and blink-182 just did it, with them capturing early career nostalgia and broadening their nostalgia, giving an album that satisfies both old and new fans.
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|Except American Football and Jimmy Eat World in their first 2 albums, none of these bands are emo.|
Oh, I saw that you just joined, just stick around and dig through the categories, the more you listen, the better.
I remember when i first came here, "emo" for me was Dashboard Confessional and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus... ;)
|just because the hipster emo fans talk more of sunny day real estate and mineral, doesnt mean dashboard confessional and the used weren't emo, they were just the next wave that evolved the sound and took it in a more mainstream direction. The roots and transition are clear.|
|Knots by Crash of Rhinos has a special place in my heart.|
| Well, please note that I specify the genres I considered is in the category of Emo/Punk-pop/Punk revival, so if you think they are not emo, I understand, but I considered the albums that was in the heart of the audiences.|
|weird list like based on the name youd expect like contemporary stuff from like the emo revival not just older bands putting out music ain’t even saying all these are bad but|
|real top 10 of the decade|
wonder years - greatest generation
the world is a beautiful place... - whenever, if ever
bayside - killing time (my wildcard pick)
the story so far - under soil and dirt
the menzingers - on the impossible past
state champs - the finer things
smith street band - don't fuck with our dreams
for everest - we are at home in the body (like the most underrated album ever)
captain we're sinking - the future is cancelled
the hotelier - home, like no place is there
i wouldn't even call this my top 10 but that's probably a more accurate list save for my personal add-ins
| Sorry, I do notice that all of the albums are from older bands. I am not saying the new ones are bad, but please note it's my personal list of my favourite albums in the genre, and I am more inclined more on recent albums from more older bands, so there can be some bias.|
If you do know some good stuff from the newer bands, feel free to post messages in the shoutbox in my profile.
|I wish I could like California--I really do. The whole thing is just disgustingly pristine and plain grating to the ears at times. Not to mention all the whoOOOOoooAAAAooAAA. I miss Blink before john feldman got his disgusting hands on them. Not only did he tarnish Blink, but now he's ruining State Champs, too! Guy just can't quit. All this coming from a self-proclaimed pop punk lover. It's one of my favorite genres. |
|ive partially reconciled my grievances because bad matt skiba is better than no matt skiba but like i absolutely do not judge if anyone doesnt like it lol|
state champs ain’t even the worst shit hes done like listen to any used albums hes produced this decade or the fever 333 yiiiiiiiiiikes
|Luckily, the deluxe edition of California has some gems imo. One that comes to mind instantly is 6/8. Not nearly enough out of the 28 total tracks, though. And hell, onion idk if I even want to check those if it's worse than what he did to state champs and blink. That shit's bad enough lmao|
| Guys, I'm not going to let this list to become a platform for some bickering stuffs, so that's why I'm deleting the comments in this section, and I'm going to. If you see your comments being deleted, please don't be surprised, unless yours is just simply deleted by accident.|
|The World Is A Beautiful Place... is so good! I'd throw them on here, for sure.|
| And speaking of John Feldman, I know why you moaned about how he tarnish blink, because gosh, Vulnerable by the used is rather mediocre to say the least, and Imaginary Enemy is even worse, and I'm glad the Used switched their producers in The Canyon, and the album really blows my mind, for me at least.|
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