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something to write about

The best album from my lifelong favourtite band. Start to finish, memories...
Love it, adore it, live it.

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An Album that summed up late 90's Emo

I got into these guys through going to many punk rock, hardcore nights in BrisVegas Queensland Australia. I missed seeing them live but I know I lived through a summer and a big period of my early 20s with this album. The album is along the lines of Weezer's Pinkerton, Jimmy Eat World's Bleed America, Green Day's Dookie great angsty indie punk rock emo pop nods towards great 80s power pop new wave. Lyrically quite good in some areas but the melodies cinch the hook here. Does get a bit slow towards the end but that just makes the album more balanced compared to there contempories . All in all an album I remember Hardcore Straightedgers liked as well as the punk scenester. You need the whole album and actually buy the cd just for the great emo artwork of two robots in love listening to a record player.

Biography

Formed: 1994 in Kansas City, MO

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Kansas City's Get Up Kids play melodic, pop-inflected emo similar to the Promise Ring and Braid, with whom the band released a split single in 1998. The influential group -- vocalist/guitarist Matthew Pryor, guitarist/vocalist Jim Suptic, bassist Robert Pope, and drummer Ryan Pope (Robert's younger brother, who replaced Nathan Shay early on) -- debuted in 1996 with a slew of 7"s, including Shorty on the Huey Proudhon label and All Stars on Doghouse Records. Both the Woodson EP and their debut full-length,...
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