Video of the week. Easily.
Morrissey has been advocating for the rights of all creatures for more than 20 years. To say he is “out of touch” is a bad characterization. Melodramatic and theatrical, sure. That’s part of the charm though.
Their discography is (criminally) short so there’s not really a bad place to start. Their second album, “On Fire”, is regarded by many as one of the best indie albums ever so that’s as good a place as any.
The only thing I would change on this list is replacing “Flowers” with “Decomposing Trees.” I also really like “Maracas Song” a lot but it’s definitely an oddity, even for Galaxie 500. Easily one of my top three favorite bands.
Probably the odd man out in this fight but I never understood the appeal of OutKast. They’re just too goofy and it misses the mark for me.
I’m not a Drake fan but this is pretty fantastic.
One of the few bands I never tire of listening to on record or live. Such a phenomenal group of people.
Really great article. It’s always seemed odd to me that emo got such hate from so many audiences. Perhaps it’s my own bias toward the genre but emo music tends to be some of the most humanist music I’ve listened to. Same with the older slowcore bands of the early 90s like Codeine, arguably proto-emo themselves. Conversely, I’m just a pathetic twenty-five year old man. I’m OK with that though.