We all know Frame & Canvas is a great album. We show our admiration for this album, which is a bit biased because we live here, sure. But it’s not entirely because we live here—the record is damn good, and still holds up 15 years later.
But LA Weekly’s list of Top 20 Emo Albums in History is no joke. Check out the full list here, which features a ton of heavy hitters like Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring, Sunny Day Real Estate, and a bunch of others. For Braid to end up #3 is saying something.
Here’s the writeup with the listing:
Frame & Canvas
Much of Braid’s back story should have prohibited its success: The Illinois quartet began as a side project, lost more members than it gained, and broke up twice. But the guys cared, and toured more than most of their peers, and in 1998, the twenty-somethings translated a fan-first attitude into sentimental confessions full of relentless energy. At once far-reaching and over-sharing, Frame & Canvas has become a pillar of the genre. -Kelsey Whipple