AOTY 2019

American Football

American Football - American Football
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 491 ratings
1999 Ratings: #21
September 14, 1999 / Release Date
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Indie Rock / Genres
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Benny
95
Good Music.
American Football.
Minecraft.
Emo.
Rock.
Summer 2007.
ThrowBackG
90
It feels less like music and more of a time capsule of pre-9/11 america and the general motions of high school and college. Very few albums can say they carry the, dare I say, "emotions in the moment" award to the degree American Football did. The band knew they were going different paths at the time and you can really feel that. It feels like a couple of good kids are doing one more session together before they have to go.

For me, it symbolizes a grey area that hits at a certain ... read more
exception
94
The most influential (and best) emo album of all time. The melancholy and comfy mood that this album weaves is one that is tough to master, but one of the most important parts of the record.
Kal3n
90
OUT OF MY COMFORT-ZONE - CHALLENGE
DAY 14 - @slickleg's Suggestion
[Genre(s): Indie Rock, Math Rock, Midwest Emo]

American Football really is something, the band is one of the best rated and most popular bands on AOTY, and after giving it my first listen, I didn't understand it AT ALL. I was kind off disappointed, I was expecting a lot more. It felt bland and boring to a degree where I almost disliked the record. But after listening to it again and again this record began meaning something to ... read more
OpiesFuneral
100
I was pretty disappointed upon first listen, but as I kept coming back to it, I realized this isn't an album that's supposed to wow you the first time around. American Football is so emotionally malleable that it grows on you over time and eventually becomes the soundtrack to your life that you can always come back to. At least that's how it is for me.

EDIT: YEP ISSA 100

EDIT 2: This is my favorite album of all time.

EDIT 3: ok it's now number 2 but still a perfect album
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Track List

  1. Never Meant
  2. The Summer Ends
  3. Honestly?
  4. For Sure
  5. You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon
  6. But the Regrets Are Killing Me
  7. I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional
  8. Stay Home
  9. The One with the Wurlitzer
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