Full Collapse: The Best Pop-Punk & Emo Albums Of 2002

Monday, Taking Back Sunday will be at House of Blues with Thursday, making that evening an orgasm of 2002 nostalgia for a few hundred older indie folks here in Houston who were weaned on TBS' Tell All Your Friends and Thursday's Full Collapse. We were a part of the latter group, but we got into TBS later on.

By far, Tell All Your Friends was one of the most influential screamo, punk, emo, indie-pop what-have-you albums of 2002. Plenty of people still swear by that album as an ace break-up record, or just as a catchy trip down memory lane.

It came out on Victory Records right as the label dove head-first into its identity as a sort of clearing house for all things emocore. What began as a tough-guy hardcore label turned into a stable for candy-coated screamo bands in girl jeans, wielding flatirons.

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Craig Hlavaty
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