46.) La Dispute - Wildlife
La Dispute are a post-hardcore band who are sort of reclaiming the original intent of the emo movement. Iím talking about way back when emo was first applied to a subgenre of hardcore punk. Las Disputeís songs scoff at conventional song structure; there are basically no choruses on the album at all. Instead, each song is a carefully paced narrative, with the importance placed on the lyrics and vocal performance. I donít know the name of La Disputeís vocalist, but he has one of the most sincere and affecting voices Iíve heard out of this scene. His lyrics are always drenched with emotion, sure, but it is specifically his delivery that moves his audience. And you will be moved. Just listen to the song Iíve linked to, album standout ďKing Park,Ē which tells the story of innocent lives taken by stray bullets. When, during the songís crushing climax, the vocalist gives a repeated cry of ďWill I still get into Heaven if I kill myself?Ē you will feel desperation and fear right alongside the character. This album is one of the most genuinely moving emotional experiences Iíve had listening to music this year.
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