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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Embrace
Title: Embrace
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dischord
Release Date: 9/27/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 718750730022, 4042564105438, 718751792425, 762187497911

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D. K. Malone | earth | 02/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It isn't often that a band's existence can be explained so simply and clearly, but Embrace is one such case:

One of the several reasons behind Minor Threat's demise was that Ian McKaye was sickened by the hardcore scene he'd helped to create. By 1983 it had become insufferably conformist. Even worse, it had also grown to be intensely violent. Even though in many ways the motivation was positive, the release of energy at hardcore shows often resulted in kids getting physically hurt. Ian felt extremely guilty and saddened over it. When bemoaning this to HR of the Bad Brains, HR told him, "You started it." This is why Ian did Embrace. It was his attempt to undo the damage he perceived himself being responsible for. While Embrace didn't last long and crumbled an entire year before they released this album, Ian carried on his same sense of purpose in Fugazi in 1987, and he continues to this day."
Best emo band ever
thelittlebard | 04/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, THIS is emo. Emo is not New Found Glory or Good Charlotte or anything like that. Emo is post-hardcore punk, with the same energy as hardcore, just tempered. It is intelligent music that always had something to say. It experimented. It didn't sound like pop.The Embrace guys got it right. And so did Rites of Spring. This is an awesome album for anyone who wants good music in that genre. Fans of Minor Threat or Fugazi probably already have this, but for those of you saying you're "so emo", you really need to have this."
Must Have
thelittlebard | 07/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is absolutely the beginning of emo and probably the best album in the genre. If you are one of those emo noobs that listen to all the new emo junk coming out, ie get up kids, etc.. you should try listening to this album. Ian kills it both lyrically and musically. Other suggestions: Dag Nasty, Wig out at Denkos/Can I say ; Turning Point ; Rites of Spring . Dischord Records deserves most of the credit for such an interesting style of music"