EMO is short for emotional rock. This seems to translate more often than not into a dreary shoe-gazing melancholic mud-pie of a record. The Early November, however, seem to have gotten the right idea with genuine emotion dripping off of every word. On top of the vocal perfection, the music is gutsy throughout - except in two very delicate and inspirational acoustic tracks. Along with Something Corporate, The Early November really are the crown jewels of the Drive Thru label.