21 Albums That Prove 2006 Was The Last Great Year In Emo

1. My Chemical Romance — “The Black Parade”


Most emo lyric: “Right now they’re building a coffin your size / Mama, we’re all full of lies.”

2. From First To Last — “Heroine”


Most emo lyric: “Would you give a fuck if all that you heard / Were nouns and verbs like shallow heartache?”

3. Taking Back Sunday — “Louder Now”

Warner Bros.

Most emo lyric: “Adulterous conditioned to a spin cycled submission / You know, sometimes it just feels better to give in.”

4. Rise Against — “The Sufferer and The Witness”


Most emo lyric: All because of you, I haven’t slept in so long / When I do I dream of drowning in the ocean, longing for the shore where I can lay my head down.”

5. The Early November – “The Mother, The Mechanic, and The Path”


Most emo lyric: “ll we have at the end of the game, is a lonely road out / All I know at the end of the day, is the love to smile now, even if that’s fake.”

6. Hellogoodbye — “Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!”


Most emo lyric: “I felt so bad when your mom caught us eating ice cream in your room at three in the morning / ‘cus I’d hate for her to not want me around her daughter.”

7. Boys Like Girls — “Boys Like Girls”


Most emo lyric: “Breakdown, rebound / This could be my last goodbye / You crossed your heart, I hope to die.”

8. Alexisonfire — “Crisis”

Distort Entertainment

Most emo lyric: “We are the dead ones, we are the lost cause / We are the bend before the break.”

9. Plain White T’s — “Every Second Counts”

Hollywood Records / Fearless Records

Most emo lyric: “You only call me after you’ve had a few / You only want to hang out when you’ve got nothing to do.”

10. Senses Fail — “Still Searching”

Vagrant Records

Most emo lyric: “And oh my God, I’ve lost control / I stare at accidents in a sick attempt / To feel at all.”

11. Copeland — “Eat, Sleep, Repeat”


Most emo lyric: “Just let me run where I want to run / Just let me love who I want.”

12. Brand New — “The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me”

Brand New — "The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me"


Most emo lyric: “And I will die all alone / And when I arrive I won’t know anyone”

13. Underoath — “Define The Great Line”

Tooth & Nail

Most emo lyric: “You want to see me disappear? Well, so do I”

14. The Appleseed Cast — “Peregrine”

The Militia Group

Most emo lyric: “Common places, haunted rooms / Wandering inside, contemplating doom”

15. Cute Is What We Aim For — “The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch”

Fueled by Ramen

Most emo lyric: “And if you lie you don’t deserve to have friends / If you lie you don’t deserve to have them”

16. Rookie of the Year — “The Goodnight Moon”

One Eleven Records

Most emo lyric: “It’s the weekend, go have fun / It’s the weekend, you never loved me at all.”

17. Saves The Day — “Sound The Alarm”


Most emo lyric: “I’ll cut out my throat and I’ll eat it raw / and drown in the blood as it fills my lungs”

18. Thursday — “A City by the Light Divided”


Most emo lyric: “50 red roses, falling apart / In the hands of someone that you scraped in and left behind”

19. Angels & Airwaves — “We Don’t Need to Whisper”


Most emo lyric: “It hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts.”

20. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus — “Don’t You Fake It”


Most emo lyric: “There’s a fire in your eyes / And I hope you’ll let it burn / There’s a scream in your voice / And I hope you will be heard”

21. AFI — “Decemberunderground”