8 emo tracks for the lovelorn anti-valentine's loser.


I am a noughties teen. Therefore, the noughties was a really influential decade for me, in terms of both musical and self discovery. The first two genres I  unashamedly fell  madly in love with, were those of the post hardcore / emo variety. There was something about the passion, the raw, unapologetic, emotion that wrapped its fingers around my heart and pumped fresh blood into my veins. These two genres were the first stepping stones towards a broad interest in predominately underground music. It shied away from what, for me, was the mundanity of mainstream pop and r&b  of the charts that you could hear everywhere, and introduced me to a wonderful secret world of genres and sub genres that I never knew existed.

As I have matured, so has my music taste. But I have never fallen out of love with emo /post hardcore.  So today, on Valentine's day 2015. I dedicate this post to 8 of the most angsty, emo tracks we were listening to in the noughties, and the heartbreaking, lonely, jaded, dramatic lyrics we were screaming out in despair! 

1. 'I Miss You' - Blink 182

Released on February 9, 2004 as the second single from the band's fifth self-titled studio album, (2003).

"Don't waste your time on me you're already
 The voice inside my head (I miss you, I miss you)"

2. Star Crossed - Scary Kids Scaring Kids.

Track 7 of the band's second and final, self-titled studio album released on August 28 2007.

"If the stars say that you couldn’t love me

Are you telling me that you would listen?"

3,  'The Best Deceptions' - Dashboard Confessional

Track 3 of the band's second studio album 'The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most'  released on March 20, 2001.

"Don't you see, don't you see, that the charade is over?
And all the "Best Deceptions" and "Clever Cover Story" awards go to you!"


4. 'Until The Day I Die' - Story of the Year

'Until The Day I Die' is the band's debut single. It features on the band's first studio album 'Page Avenue'. (2003)

"Until the day I die (Until the day I die)
I'll spill my heart for you!"

5. 'The No Seatbelt Song' - Brand New

Track 8 of Brand New's debut studio album, 'Your Favourite Weapon (2001)

"It's only you, beautiful.
Or  I don't want anyone."
If I can choose, it's only you."

6. 'Letters To You' - Finch

'Letters To You' is Finch's debut single. It features on the band's  debut album 'What It Is To Burn' (2002)

"Can't you see that I wanna be there with open arms.
It's empty tonight and I'm all alone
Get me through this one!"

7. 'Tears Don't Fall' - Bullet For My Valentine

Released 17 June 2006, 'Tear's Don't Fall' is the band's fourth single from their first full-length studio album, 'The Poison'.


"Your tears don't fall, they crash around me
Her conscience calls, the guilty to come home!"

8. Autumns Monologue - From Autumn To Ashes

Track 7 of From Autumn To Ashes second studio album 'The Fiction We Live' (2003)


"Oh why can't I be what you need? A new improved version of me. 

But I'm nothing so good 

no, I'm nothing!"

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