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Various: Emo Diaries 10: The Hope I Hide InsideEmo Diaries 10: The Hope I Hide Inside (2004)
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This final chapter (pause for a collective, relieving sigh from the punknews crowd) of the cult favorite (don't look at me) Emo Diaries compilation series, titled The Hope I Hide Inside, finishes exactly what this series set out to do: highlight the talents of the unknown wonders and give a guiding .
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This final chapter (pause for a collective, relieving sigh from the punknews crowd) of the cult favorite (don't look at me) Emo Diaries compilation series, titled The Hope I Hide Inside, finishes exactly what this series set out to do: highlight the talents of the unknown wonders and give a guiding light to some of the more obscure yet gifted bands around.

Its usual lineup of twelve tracks rounds out at forty-eight minutes, so it's still long enough to serve as much more than a sampler yet won't drag on to bore the listener in the later tracks like a lot of compilations can tend to do. The Hope I Hide Inside also aimed to go worldwide with the collection of bands, and with groups from the U.S., England, Norway, Sweden, and Israel, I'd say they succeeded well.

Jerusalem's My Name is Nobody's "Brother Abel" begin with odd, spoken/yelled vocals leading into chants with distorted, absolutely hardcore shrieking, indie rock landscapes, metal soloing, and a hardcore breakdown in the middle of the song. Fucking weird, and a little much for a second track.

Sounds Like Violence contribute what sounds like a complete abandonment of their sound, from what I've heard from them; the five-minute long "The Light is Such A Beautiful Sight" showcases a hazy, Cure-like outlook over a fuzzed keyboard, twangy octaves, and cracking, depressed lead vocals. I actually thought this song was the Latitude Blue contribution at first, who later add "On the Corner," which is definitely in the same vein, stylistically-speaking.

A Month of Somedays sound a lot like a more whiny version of Photo Album-era Death Cab with the yearning vocal textures of Matt Pryor.

Lock & Key are basically asking the listener, "Do you fucking love Hot Water Music and Planes Mistaken For Stars like we do? But you always wanted them really really slick-sounding? Man are we for you!" They are the gunshot start to a fairly monotonous third quarter of the comp.

Wil Holland, who goes by the moniker Lost On Purpose, definitely recalls the somber arrangements of Elliott Smith, with his soft acoustic strumming and whispering singing style. It's almost scary how close to a resurrection he seems to bring to the table of the late singer/songwriter.

The closer "Jus Primae Noctis" by The Silent Type sounds like what would happen if Sunny Day Real Estate had odd string arrangements and tried to be overdramatic. It's sort of a fitting conclusion to the series (or at least, as dramatic as the end of a compilation series of emo music can possibly be). You have to bear in mind the fact that all these songs ARE unreleased, so it deserves some due credit immediately. This concluding chapter itself might drag in a few places, but the stronger songs keep it solid and worth a listen at least, to see if it can accomplish what it's always tried to: shed some light on new, still unspoiled music.

Track Listing:

  1. Oliver - "Straightest Jacket"
  2. My Name Is Nobody - "Brother Abel"
  3. The Holiday Plan - "Projecting Power"
  4. Sounds Like Violence - "The Light Is Such A..."
  5. A Month Of Somedays - "Forever Mine"
  6. Chasing Victory (Bailey Drive) - "How Would It... "
  7. Lock And Key - "Crow's Nest"
  8. Hercules Hercules - "Red Makes White"
  9. Lukestar - "Alpine Unit"
  10. Latitude Blue - "On The Corner"
  11. Lost On Purpose - "Friends"
  12. The Silent Type - "Jus Primae Noctis"

 

 
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Anonymous (September 14, 2004)

The thing i think is good about samplers is you dont know what your getting, in the case of the emo diaries you find out new bands, so yes some may be shit others however others will be ace. Jimmy Eat World started out on the first one and its a shame now the diaries are over. The Silent Type's closing track is worth the cost of the cd, even only for its composition. you hear a good song, you look em up and you find out more - progress in tastes and music people - you lot are living in your own little 'oh look at him, I'M more of a fan, more EMO' lives that no one but yourself cares about. thankyou for listening.

Anonymous (August 27, 2004)

The term "emo" wasn't even coined when Rites of Spring was recording, so how the heck can they be considered emo?

um, that's sort of how new genre names come about. bands start creating something that doesn't fit into a category, so people come up with a new name to describe it. you think inventive, genre-defining bands sit around coming up with a name to what they do before they do it?

Anonymous (August 26, 2004)

These bands are just plain flat out BAD! The IQ rate of anyone still being fed this garbage and liking it is somewhere in the lower percentage. THis is just bad music plain and simple.

Anonymous (August 26, 2004)

This type of music sucks. Regardless of it's PROPER name.

FortyMinutesWest (August 24, 2004)

Then kids can argue about the influence of legendary bands like Story of the Year.

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

Or "Killed By Tatecore"?

-BSD

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

Hm... Coming within the next fifteen years: The Tatecore Diaries: 1

-BSD

FortyMinutesWest (August 24, 2004)

It started out that way, but after that, lots of bands embraced the idea of emo. It started out as a slight to RoS and their ilk, but it evolved into something more.

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

I thought "emo" was more of a joke phrase around the time of the of Rites of Spring and Embrace, making fun of the fact that these bands that sang almost exclusively about their hurt feelings were made up of former hardcore punk kids. Also, post-hardcore is a better description of their actual music. All bands are "emo" in the sense that they're emotional (except, I guess, joke bands and shock rock). Soulside and RoS have similar musical structures (melodic post-hardcore), but Soulside had more political lyrics. So what is emo? Just a joke phrase that's been misconstrued, most probably by music critics and scenesters who don't know what they're talking about.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

isnt deep elm the name of that place in the lord of the rings?

Anonymous (August 24, 2004)

Gotta admit, Deep Elm does at least have a cool logo.

squirrelbait (August 24, 2004)

No, he's saying that it's "because those bands didn't like being called emo".

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

Are you saying that Ian MacKaye doesn't know what genre the bands on his record label fall under?

FortyMinutesWest (August 23, 2004)

"the booklet that comes with the dischord box set supports the post-punk/post-hardcore angle."

That's because those bands didn't like being called emo.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

the booklet that comes with the dischord box set supports the post-punk/post-hardcore angle.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

P.S. The "I bet you've never heard of" thing is so played. What are you, twelve?

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

"You didn't hear the term cause you weren't clued in. It was a subset of a subset of a sebset, so don't blame him cause you're a tard. Chances are you've still never heard Rites of Spring. The term only got popular after the sound got softer and people started aping what Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral, Lifetime and Jawbreaker were doing. Jackass."

This is the single most pompous and absurd comment I've ever seen on this board. A subset of a subset of a subset? Give me a break. If you want to make shit up, at least make it sound realistic. Hey - I heard that a subset of a subset of a subset of people live on Mars. Spread the word.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

You didn't hear the term cause you weren't clued in. It was a subset of a subset of a sebset, so don't blame him cause you're a tard. Chances are you've still never heard Rites of Spring. The term only got popular after the sound got softer and people started aping what Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral, Lifetime and Jawbreaker were doing. Jackass.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

I never heard the term "emo" until about 1994. I think that BSD is making things up.

squirrelbait (August 23, 2004)

Real emo = stuff like Fugazi, Squirel Bait and the likes..

All that new "emo" is not emo to begin with, as in that those bands have nothing and I repeat nothing to do with the original emo bands. Not in terms of music, lyrics and attitude. So please stop calling all those new "emo" bands emo, but start labelling them as "lamo". Thank you.

FortyMinutesWest (August 23, 2004)

BSD is right, emo has its true roots in hardcore, despite what some may think.

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

Actually, the term "emo" WAS devised while the Rites of Spring were recording, so get your head on straight.

Emo, in the actual sense, is melodic post-hardcore.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

Fools. There was no such thing as emo before the early 1990s - it was all post-punk, indie-rock, or melodic pop-punk. The term "emo" wasn't even coined when Rites of Spring was recording, so how the heck can they be considered emo?

wearingawire (August 23, 2004)

emo = post punk

FortyMinutesWest (August 22, 2004)

Those are all emo bands, so I'm not sure what you're saying. I wouldn't consider any of them to be post-punk.

Anonymous (August 22, 2004)

Does anyone else think these "titles" are manic depressive?

Anonymous (August 22, 2004)

don't confuse emo with post-punk.

FortyMinutesWest (August 22, 2004)

"So, um, what emo IS good?

I'm curious."

Rites of Spring, Embrace, Orchid, Saetia, Joshua Fit For Battle, Still Life, Antioch Arrow, Moss Icon, Envy, The Shivering...

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

So, um, what emo IS good?

I'm curious.

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

*boo hoo*

kenjamin (August 21, 2004)

I thought the idea was to sell records, not introduce no one to a bunch of bands that they don't want to hear. I'll take the dildo remark as a compliment, as women seem to be very fond of them.

alkalinetrio0087 (August 21, 2004)

Deep Elm is the biggest load of shit this side of Dashboard Confessional. "The Emo Diaries"? Give me a fucking break. There's good emo, and this is not it.

tahoejeff (August 21, 2004)

I had no Idea a box set was coming out. Thanks wyzo! Now I'm psyched.

Anonymous (August 21, 2004)

"This final chapter"

yeah, fucking right. Thats what they said about Friday The Thirteenth Part Four"

is anyone else psyched about the friday the 13th:from crystal lake to manhattan boxset thats set to come out?

wyzo

tahoejeff (August 21, 2004)

"This final chapter"

yeah, fucking right. Thats what they said about Friday The Thirteenth Part Four

That comment fucking ruled...

Icapped2pac (August 21, 2004)

"Who the hell are these bands? I haven't heard of a single one and I thought i was a fan of emo. I guess not."

That's the idea, dildo.

kenjamin (August 21, 2004)

Who the hell are these bands? I haven't heard of a single one and I thought i was a fan of emo. I guess not.

i-type-poorly (August 20, 2004)

"This final chapter"

yeah, fucking right. Thats what they said about Friday The Thirteenth Part Four

mykindofmurder (August 20, 2004)

score is for the reviewer posting MP3s!

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

Has anyone else noticed that Lucero sounds like Chamberlain?

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