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A Listmania! list by Jonathan Cardwell (Cape Retardo, MO)
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The list author says: "I am absolutely mind boggled at how much respect is given to people like Elvis Costello, Kurt Cobain, J. Mascis, Radiohead, The Beatles, and so on and so forth. I like listening to Nirvana on occassion, mostly 'cause they were one of the first bands I ever heard, and Radiohead & The Beatles has a few OK songs, but why does a movie get dissed for being "style over substance" yet that's totally OK with music? If you DO want SUBSTANCE rather than style, here's what I recommend. If you have other ones you think belong on this list, feel free to email me."
Dream to Make Believe
1.  Dream to Make Believe by Armor for Sleep
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Resolution
2.  Resolution by Hidden in Plain View
The list author says:
  "Not your typical "emo" CD.  Probably THE most uplifting CD I've ever heard."
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Say It Like You Mean It
3.  Say It Like You Mean It by The Starting Line
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Let It Enfold You
4.  Let It Enfold You by Senses Fail
The list author says:
  "very abrasive, but still melodic and powerful."
$14.81   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

The Forgotten Arm
5.  The Forgotten Arm by Aimee Mann
The list author says:
  "Not exactly my fav, but I do enjoy listening to these melancholy songs every now and again.  The instrumentation is a bit off putting at times (IMO)..."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Year of the Spider
6.  Year of the Spider by Cold
The list author says:
  "A bit uneven and gets boring quickly, but still worth a few listens before u die."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (252 customer reviews)

Sleepaway
7.  Sleepaway by Sleepaway
The list author says:
  "BALLADS!  An ALBUM-FULL of 'em!  Seriously, I'd never heard such a thing until I heard this CD.  If you wanna bunch of "slow romantic" ballads, without all the insincerity of a boy-band, this is for you!"
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Open Heart Surgery
8.  Open Heart Surgery by Virgin Wool
The list author says:
  "This CD is sooo spring time!  It has that easy-going feel of spring time, as well as the boy-meets-then-loses-girl feelings I remember encountering during my last 2 or 3 years of high school."
$4.80   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Different Stars
9.  Different Stars by Trespassers William
The list author says:
  "I'm not sure why I don't enjoy this as much as I used to, but the music here is way softer than the rest of this list and it's not as monotonous or artsy sounding as Mojave 3 or Mazzy Star, 2 bands I've heard this 1 compared to."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Tell All Your Friends
10.  Tell All Your Friends by Taking Back Sunday
The list author says:
  "A bit like 'Let It Enfold You' in its abrasiveness, except not as "larger than life" sounding..."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (410 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wires & The Concept of Breathing
11.  Wires & The Concept of Breathing by A Skylit Drive
The list author says:
  "a wild and passionate ride!  I heard this a couple days ago, just occurred to me to add it to this list.  It's freakin' awesome!"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Compromises
12.  Compromises by Number One Fan
The list author says:
  "really captures that "high school" melodrama spirit..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

American Football
13.  American Football by American Football
The list author says:
  "another CD that represents the common high school students' tribulations - the jock comes clean!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Chroma
14.  Chroma by Cartel
The list author says:
  "I know sum'a u who previously viewed this list must'a been like "where's CHROMA?"  Well, for some weird reason I didn't think I'd like it a whole lot, so I never bought it.  I just heard it a couple days ago, and, I gotta say, if you thought The Starting Line's SILYMI was PERFECT, check this out.  I won't say anymore, it'll ruin the "awe" effect (or lessen it...)."
$10.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Plans
15.  Plans by Death Cab for Cutie
The list author says:
  "What Sarah Said..."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (349 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Transatlanticism
16.  Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie
The list author says:
  "Why are you so sad?"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews)

We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
17.  We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes by Death Cab for Cutie
The list author says:
  "Two for Barsuk, one for WEA.  You get so alone at times..."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Both Sides
18.  Both Sides by Phil Collins
The list author says:
  "I generally like Phil Collins' music, but this is by far the best.  It's not as rhythm oriented, pure emotion."
$16.73   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most
19.  The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most by Dashboard Confessional
The list author says:
  "Just to cover all bases, I'm sure most of you have already heard (of) this..."
$10.50   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

This Desert Life
20.  This Desert Life by Counting Crows
The list author says:
  "Starts off kinda rocky, but gets pretty heavy by the end."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)

Pornography
21.  Pornography by The Cure
The list author says:
  "A very atmospheric CD, rooted in emotion rather than a bunch of random sound effects."
$13.99   Used & New from: $5.49
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne
22.  Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne by Jackson Browne
The list author says:
  "Most of the songs on here are gold!  The ones that aren't are still good+."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

Toto IV
23.  Toto IV by Toto
The list author says:
  "Very nostalgic (I was born in '83 and have a very tough memory), but even w/o that aspect, it's still a very spirited/feel-good album, especially the opener ("Roseanna") and track 2 ("Make Believe")."
$5.99   Used & New from: $1.09
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Reach For The Sun
24.  Reach For The Sun by The Dangerous Summer
The list author says:
  "I usually don't listen to this b/c the instrumentation is a little too direct for my tastes and the production is kinda muffled, but this CD gives you a pretty good idea why the band is called The Dangerous Summer..."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Power Windows
25.  Power Windows by Rush
The list author says:
  "This sorta fits in the "prog" rock genre, with an 80's-synth pop/dance touch, but there's way more emotion in this CD than normally found on prog rock music, and the music deals with very serious ideas and they are treated as such."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)

Power Of Failing
26.  Power Of Failing by Mineral
The list author says:
  "I generally don't like 90's emo, too noisy.  The noise here fits w/ emotions expressed in other areas of the album.  The vocals, the quieter parts; the noise is actually the guitar acting as a 2nd vocalist, so that the unspeakable pain of the lyricist (or whoever the lyricist is channeling) can be expressed w/o sounding like someone experiencing an epileptic seizure."
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Something to Write Home About
27.  Something to Write Home About by Get Up Kids
The list author says:
  "The production is like sandpaper, and the opening track doesn't seem like much, but by the end of the CD, you may feel like writing home, too..."
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All Things Bright And Beautiful
28.  All Things Bright And Beautiful by Owl City
The list author says:
  "Semi-melancholi, semi-uplifting, good beats, shimmery synths.  Cool."
$10.28   Used & New from: $2.67
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

How To Save A Life
29.  How To Save A Life by The Fray
The list author says:
  "Very melancholly, wintery-sad CD."
$15.46   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Manners
30.  Manners by Passion Pit
The list author says:
  "The opening track is nothing special, but if you can get into it, it serves as an introduction to the rest of the CD, which is akin to Owl City's All Things Bright And Beautiful in that it's half uplifting/half melancholi.  Although it doesn't have the Christian references that Owl City's music has."
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Burn Burn
31.  Burn Burn by Our Lady Peace
The list author says:
  "OLP has been with me since '97 when I ordered CLUMSY from a music club.  As time has gone on, so have I and so have OLP.  This CD is not OLP of 1997-2002.  It's kindof a blend of Crowded House & Nirvana, whereas their older stuff was more Nirvana w/ a touch of The Smiths.  Be warned, the opening track is bland as hek, but once you hear the rest of it, you'll grow to appreciate it a little more."
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you'd think nobody buys these $40 CDs... 0 Oct 20, 2009
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since when has sounding like a 5 yearold girl crying been punk rock? take this pop/emo crap off of the punk rock listings and give punk rock the respect it deserves 1 Mar 6, 2008
since when has sounding like a 5 yearold girl been a part of punk rock? 2 Feb 13, 2008
take alll of this weak pop and emo and nerd and art crap off of the punk rock listings and let real punk rock rest with what respect it still has 1 Oct 31, 2007
THIS IS JUST A WHINY LITTLE BOYBAND WHY IS THIS CRAP LISTED UNDER PUNK ROCK? 1 Oct 31, 2007
Eat This 0 Oct 17, 2007
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