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Rites of Spring

Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring
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1985 Ratings: #55
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Without a shadow of a doubt, a very influential album. Rites of Spring planted the seeds of emo, which would take almost 10 years to get popular, and they were already pioneering it heavily in 1985. However, this doesn't mean I enjoy it. A few tracks are pretty cool, none of them suck, but overall it's just too noisy for my taste and reminiscing of hardcore punk. It is emotional, but I'm not crazy about this visceral style. For sure, it's okay to listen to, but I appreciate 'Rites of Spring' ... read more


No space for humble, amateur beginnings.

Behold, emotional hardcore's very own parallel to The Big Bang.

The threads have always ran amok wherever the highly controversial term rose from, right? I'm looking at you, lionhearted gatekeeper.

Influential D.C figures by the likes of Husker Du, Moss Icon or even Squirrel Bait had already set off for something beyond punk's meat-headed musical ethics, but only Rites of Spring had tied together what it meant to fuck up your vocal cords or play your ... read more




The first emo album, but also one of the best.




sou hetero e sempre gostei de garotas mas esse Guy Pichiotto desperta algo em mim que nunca senti com outros caras, eu seria capaz de experimentar tudo com ele

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Track List

  1. Spring
  2. Deeper Than Inside
  3. For Want Of
  4. Hain's Point
  5. All There Is
  6. Drink Deep
  7. Theme
  8. By Design
  9. Remainder
  10. Persistent Vision
  11. Nudes
  12. End On End
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Added on: April 15, 2013