2002's best emo & post-hardcore albums, discussed and debated

We dive deeper into our recently-published list of the best emo & post-hardcore albums of 2002 with a podcast episode that dives into the making of the list, the albums on it, some albums that were left off, and more…

35 Best Emo & Post-Hardcore Albums of 2002

The emo floodgates opened in 2002. In honor of their 20th anniversaries, this edition of ‘In Defense of the Genre’ looks at the best emo and post-hardcore albums from that year.

Thursday's 'Full Collapse' turns 20 - a look back on the pivotal post-hardcore classic

In honor of its 20th anniversary, this edition of ‘In Defense of the Genre’ looks back on ‘Full Collapse,’ the most pivotal album of the post-hardcore/emo explosion.

15 albums that shaped progressive post-hardcore in the 2000s

Post-hardcore and progressive rock have merged in various aways over the past few decades and continue to do so. This edition of In Defense of the Genre looks at 15 2000s albums that shaped this sound.

10 years ago, the new wave of post-hardcore made its mark

In 2011, the new wave of post-hardcore came into full effect with seminal albums by Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, La Dispute, Defeater, Title Fight, and more. This edition of ‘In Defense of the Genre’ looks back on those albums for their 10th anniversary, the overall punk landscape of 2011, and today’s young bands who are starting their own new wave

18 landmark emo & post-hardcore albums from 1996

1996 was a historic year for emo. This edition of ‘In Defense of the Genre’ looks at 18 landmark emo (and emo-adjacent post-hardcore) albums from that year in honor of their 25th anniversaries…

15 classic '90s/'00s emo live videos to watch right now

With concerts still cancelled, we recommend these classic live videos of Jets To Brazil, Jimmy Eat World, Pedro the Lion, Rilo Kiley, Rainer Maria, Sunny Day Real Estate, and more…

14 must-hear emo, screamo, and post-hardcore albums from 2020 (so far)

From lifers like Envy and Owen to bright new voices like Infant Island and Stay Inside, here are 14 emo, screamo, and/or post-hardcore albums from this year that you need in your life.

15 albums that defined the 2000s post-hardcore boom

This edition of ‘In Defense of the Genre’ looks at 15 albums that defined the melodic style of post-hardcore that took off in the early 2000s thanks to bands like At the Drive-In, Thursday, and Glassjaw, many of whom are still breaking ground and/or influencing new bands today

100 Best Punk & Emo Albums of the 2010s

The decade’s best punk, emo, hardcore, post-hardcore, screamo, and more, from Foxing to White Lung to Touché Amoré to Joyce Manor to Julien Baker to Camp Cope, and beyond…

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