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The 20 best emo/punk albums of 2016

From major comebacks like American Football to rising bands like The Hotelier, here are the best emo and punk albums of 2016.

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Jim Suptic w/ The Get Up Kids (photo by Mimi Hong)
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Rolling Stone lists the best emo albums; Chris Carrabba/Mike Kinsella/Get Up Kids/Saves the Day supergroup opening for The Promise Ring

Rolling Stone picked the 40 greatest emo albums of all time. Plus, an exciting NYC show was announced.

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10 great emo songs by non-emo bands

Our friends Washed Up Emo launched this site IsThisBandEmo.com where you can type in a band's name and get the "emo council"'s verdict on whether or not said band is emo...

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‘Emo Revival’ & how ‘Indie Rock’ was already ‘Emo’ (or vice versa)

Title Fight at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)"Emo is a style of rock music characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics...

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Braid releasing a new LP on Topshelf, added to their CMJ showcase with The Jazz June & others (dates)

Last week, we mentioned that The Jazz June are reuniting and will play the official Topshelf Records CMJ showcase with three younger likeminded bands, Caravels, Have Mercy, and Enemines, and one more TBA...

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’90s hardcore/emo band Merel reuniting, playing NYC show at Grand Victory

Add Merel to the growing list of hardcore bands that have risen from the grave...Featuring a rhythm section who went on to help form New Jersey's brilliant Rye Coalition, Merel played chaotic, abrasive, and quite loud experimental hardcore that separated itself from the norm with its unlikely musical creativity...

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Iraqi “emo” youths reportedly targeted by local militias

The BBC reports:Dozens of Iraqi teenagers have been killed in recent months by militias who consider them to be devil worshippers, human rights activists claim...

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The Promise Ring announce reunion

As hinted at in a tweet on their new twitter last week, emo vets The Promise Ring have announced a reunion. Formed in 1995 while he was playing with Cap'n Jazz, The Promise Ring are responsible for the seminal '90s emo album Nothing Feels Good, their sophomore LP, which spawned over a decade of copycats and gave Andy Greenwald a title for his book documenting the emo movement...

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Christie Front Drive reuniting, reissuing stuff (tickets on presale now for a Brooklyn show)

Christie Front Drive was an American Emo/Indie band formed in Denver in 1993. Citing influences such as Superchunk, Jawbox, Buffalo Tom and Drive Like Jehu, the lineup consisted of Ron Marschall (drums), Jason Begin (guitar), Kerry McDonald (bass) and Eric Richter (guitar and vocals)...

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Braid reuniting, putting out a new LP (Get Up Kids out today)

"i read this as Braid and got excited" - Anonymous | November 28, 2010 11:38 PM

"Third post about this band and I
always think it reads Braid
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