40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time

C'mon get sad: the best of punk rock's moody younger sibling

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Texas Is the Reason, 'Do You Know Who You Are?' (1996)
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12. Texas Is the Reason, 'Do You Know Who You Are?' (1996)

Do You Know Who You Are?, an album named after the last words John Lennon allegedly heard before his death, is the only full-length by NYC's Texas Is the Reason, a band named after the Misfits tantrum about the JFK assassination. Although the songs allude to key points in JFK conspiracy theories, those only serve to obscure the more personal dilemmas of frontman Garrett Klahn. From start to finish, guitarist Norman Brannon supplants Klahn's relationship woes with gleaming flourishes. The understated gravity of the instrumental title track offers a meditative refuge between the din of the surrounding songs, followed by the tender upswing of "The Day's Refrain." S.E.

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