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Classics... + what they did next

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United By Fate
United By Fate
"Indispensible emo classic from ex-Quicksand legend Walter Screifels. Heavy guitar rhythms combined with off-kilter melodies."
Run To Be Born [Us Import]
Run To Be Born [Us Import]
"Schreifels' next group. Much more of an indie sound, akin to Blur's self-titled album, but still with Walter's trademark vocal quirks."
Nothing Feels Good
Nothing Feels Good
"One of the most revered and influential records in emo history. Effervescent, high-octane guitar pop."
We, the Vehicles
We, the Vehicles
"PR's Davey von Bohlen takes his previous band's songwriting style into semi-acoustic but still energetic pop territory. This 2nd of their 3 albums is the best."
Mission: Control!
Mission: Control!
"Former Jawbox kingpin J. Robbins in full post-hardcore/emo flow. The perfect balance between his hardcore roots and his pop future."
Waiting For The Next End Of The World
Waiting For The Next End Of The World
"With Channels, Robbins took BA to its logical extreme, virtually phasing out all hxc influences in favour of streamlined punk-pop. Excellent stuff."
24 Hour Revenge Therapy
24 Hour Revenge Therapy
"Heroically scrappy, poetic punk rock which heavily influenced the second wave emo which followed it. Their best album."
Orange Rhyming Dictionary
Orange Rhyming Dictionary
"Jawbreaker's Blake Schwarzenbach married his clever lyrics to chunky, new wave-influenced post-harcore then sprinkled on some magical melodies for JTB's debut. Essential listening."
Something To Write Home About
Something To Write Home About
"Fantastically energetic punk-pop with a wistful edge, by one of the driving forces behind emo's mid-90's explosion."
Never You Mind
Never You Mind
"Initially a Get Up Kids side-project, it became the singer's full-time band on their split. Basically the Kids unplugged, and rather good."
Frame and Canvas
Frame and Canvas
"Monstrous emo anthems underpinned by some top-notch math-rock noodling. No emo collection is complete without it."
Everynight Fire Works
Everynight Fire Works
"When Braid split, some of them reconvened as Hey Mercedes, a more straight-ahead version of what they did before. This is their best record."
End Hits
End Hits
"Legends among legends, arguably the most important post-hardcore band ever. This is my favourite Fugazi album, but take your pick - they're all great."
The Evens
The Evens
"Just Fugazi's Ian Mackaye on guitar and vocals with Amy Farina on drums, it's a looser, lighter version of his old crew."
Do You Know Who You Are?
Do You Know Who You Are?
"Unmissable album of urgent, powerful emo-punk which gave the band semi-mythical status in their short lifespan and beyond."
New Rising Sons
New Rising Sons
"TITR singer Garrett then tried his hand at Brit-pop. It's not bad, but nowhere near as good as..."
Solea
Solea
"Garrett Klahn hooked up with members of Samiam + Sensefield + returned to the explosive sound of TITR's first EP. Stunning stuff."
Join Us
Join Us
"Like Fugazi gone pop, Jason Farrell's mob were excellent both live and on record. This is their best."
Return To Me
Return To Me
"Jason's next band continued Bluetip's sound, but with an extra pop twist."
Meantime (1992)
Meantime (1992)
"Classic post-hardcore album which influenced pretty much all heavy guitar music that followed. Aggressive stop-start riffs with jazzy breaks and primal vocals."
Handsome
Handsome
"Superb one-off record from members of Helmet, Quicksand and (afterwards) Jets to Brazil. Heavy + dense, yet melodic and affecting."
Mirrored
Mirrored
"Startling math-rock/electronica/jazz opus, featuring past members of Helmet, Don Cab and Lynx. One of 2007's best records."
Boys Life
Boys Life
"Cult emo/post-hardcore group who delivered two excellent albums. Discordant and difficult, yet ultimately rewarding."
In Passing
In Passing
"Boys Life came together again as the Farewell Bend for one impressive album, which moulded their previous style into more recognisably rock shapes."