Just to Feel Anything
Emeralds - Just to Feel Anything
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2012 Ratings: #529 / 940
User Score
Based on 7 ratings
November 6, 2012 / Release Date
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Consequence of Sound

Emeralds’ soldering of vintage synths, atmospheric guitar work, and needling percussion here feel like short-lived soundtracks to pink-hued skylines, mercury coastlines, and neon-glazed cityscapes.

The 405

Just to Feel Anything is the sound of a band moving forward whilst holding on to the elements that make them special.

Beats Per Minute

Despite its seeming confidence, Just To Feel Anything is at its core a transitional record, and for that reason it might be regarded with uncertainty and perhaps even disdain by some of Emeralds’ longtime fans. 

No Ripcord

There’s much to recommend Just To Feel Anything and while, as with all retro-leaning instrumental rock, the question of its exact purpose is perhaps a little hard to answer.


Innovation may have been forsaken for a redefinition in sound, but Emeralds are undeniably at the vanguard of a musical style that is definitively their own.


Rather than dismiss Just to Feel Anything as a mistake, perhaps it's better to think of it as a mixed detour, one that some of the band's followers might in fact welcome. 

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Track List
  1. Before Your Eyes 
  2. Adrenochrome 
  3. Through & Through 
  4. Everything Is Inverted 
  5. The Loser Keeps America Clean 
  6. Just to Feel Anything 
  7. Search for Me in the Wasteland
Contributions By
patton, royalflush, philthy

Added on: November 5, 2012