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most influential emo bands

25 most influential emo bands who made the genre what it is today

Emo (noun): a hotly contested music genre where bands and fans alike refuse to agree on who qualifies for a place in the rankings...

Chris Carrabba is stoked for new Chamberlain music and here’s why

Anybody who claims to be well-versed in emo culture knows how crucial Chamberlain are to the genre. The Indianapolis, Indiana, outfit started as Split...
80S PUNK GUITARISTS

These 15 punk guitarists of the ’80s set the standards for the future

Welcome to Alternative Press’ list of the 15 greatest punk guitarists of the ’80s. As the timeline shifted from the ’70s into the new...

These 15 punk albums from 1988 helped shape alternative rock’s future

Welcome to Alternative Press’ list of the best punk albums from 1988. Which, at the time, would have had most folks scratching their heads....

The best punk albums of 1986 were the sounds of rules being broken

1986 was a turning point for punk rock. Some people thought it should stay frozen in beer-soaked amber or it should sit the hell...
BAD RELIGION- DECADES SERIES

This is how Brian Baker ended up in Bad Religion over 25 years ago

If there was a punk-rock hall of fame, Bad Religion would certainly belong in it. The long-running California punk outfit have maintained a positive...

These 15 punk albums of 1986 mutated the underground even further

1986 was the year that speed metal and crossover (metal/core a la Cro-Mags’ The Age Of Quarrel) metastasized across the now-stale hardcore scene. The...

Watch Bad Religion’s Brian Baker stir the pot making “Seeing Red” sauce

Let's cut to the chase: Brian Baker is an American punk-rock treasure. His immortality in punk was sealed forever as a member of Washington,...
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20 emo classics that helped define today’s scene, from 1985 to 1997

Has it really been 35 years since a group of well-intentioned Washington, D.C. punk scenesters coined the term “emo”? Because hardcore was cemented in...
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The essential emo albums from the genre’s 35-year history

Here at AltPress, we've learned a crucial lesson. Mainstream America doesn't understand that the concept of "emo" is over 30 years old. We know...