Taking Back Sunday’s debut album, Tell All Your Friends, has held its reputation as one of the most classic emo albums of our time since its release in 2002. This album holds raw emotion and controlled chaos, which is what makes the album so influential. The songs are lyrical bullets targeted at bad exes and ex-friends (one notable target being Brand New front man Jesse Lacey) that almost very listener can identify with on some level. Front man Adam Lazzara was 18 when this album was recorded, and it shows.

From the explosive “You Know How I Do” to the haunting “Ghost Man on Third”, there isn’t a single mood left untouched. “The track “Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)” is the perfect blend of teenage angst and relationship woes, which is how it became an emo anthem of the early 2000’s that still carries weight today. The beauty of this record that has made it such an impactful one is the fact that because this album holds so much emotion that listeners have the ability to feel the words rather than just hear them. Lazzara holds nothing back and allows for listeners to really connect with the music, which is why this album is one of my all-time favorites and why Taking Back Sunday is one of my all-time favorite bands.

In 2012, the band celebrated the albums 10 year anniversary by playing the album in its entirety on their “TAYF10” tour, where nostalgia and punk rock mixed to create an incredible show.

Written by: Micaela Windom

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