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“genre(s)” implicitly includes “emo” or whatever.

This list is intentionally designed to (mostly) avoid screamo. As a result, a lot (most?) of this stuff ultimately stems from the “midwest emo” strain of post-hardcore.

Entries are listed in roughly descending order of importance.

Slint and Indian Summer are just on here because they are responsible for basically all emo music from the 1990s onward.

artist album genre(s) minor genre(s)
Slint Spiderland math rock, post-rock, post-hardcore
Cap’n Jazz Burritos, Inspiration Point, Fork Balloon Sports, Cards in the Spokes, Automatic Biographies, Kites, Kung Fu, Trophies, Banana Peels We’ve Slipped On and Egg Shells We’ve Tippy Toed Over midwest emo, math rock post-hardcore
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I post-punk, post-hardcore, math rock
Pretend Bones In The Soil, Rust In The Oil math rock, post-rock midwest emo
Pretend Tapestry’d Life math rock, post-rock midwest emo, math pop
Pretend Circular Ræsoning math rock, post-rock midwest emo
The Brave Little Abacus just got back from the discomfort—we’re alright midwest emo, math pop, math rock baroque pop
The Newfound Interest In Connecticut Tell Me About The Long Dark Path Home post-rock, midwest emo
American Football American Football [1999] math rock, midwest emo post-rock
tubelord Our First American Friends math pop, math rock post-hardcore, post-punk
tubelord r o m a n c e math pop, indietronica, post-punk math rock
TTNG [f.k.a. This Town Needs Guns] Animals math pop, math rock midwest emo, post-rock
TTNG [f.k.a. This Town Needs Guns] This Town Needs Guns math pop, math rock midwest emo, post-rock
TTNG [f.k.a. This Town Needs Guns] Disappointment Island math pop, math rock midwest emo, post-rock
Monster Machismo Aye Aye Porcupine math rock, post-hardcore
Rooftops A Forest of Polarity post-rock, math rock midwest emo
Dilute Grape Blueprints Pour Spinach Olive Grape post-rock, math rock midwest emo, math pop
Colour Anthology math pop, math rock midwest emo
Colossal Welcome The Problems math rock, midwest emo
Kidcrash Snacks post-hardcore, math rock screamo
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Whenever, If Ever midwest emo, post-rock pop-punk
Six Gallery Breakthroughs In Modern Art math pop, math rock post-rock, post-hardcore
Damiera M(US)IC math rock, math pop pop-punk, post-hardcore
Girlfriends Girlfriends math pop, math rock, midwest emo, post-hardcore
Best Witches Wishes midwest emo, post-hardcore math rock
Feed Me Jack Anatolia math pop math rock, indie rock
C-Clamp Longer Waves slowcore math rock
Owls Owls midwest emo, math rock
June of 44 Four Great Points post-rock, post-hardcore, math rock slowcore
glass beach the first glass beach album indie rock, power pop, pop-punk, post-punk midwest emo, indietronica
Fish Tank Henry math pop math rock, post-hardcore
NGOD XL math pop, math rock post-hardcore, indie rock
Tabar Hugs math pop midwest emo, math rock, indie rock
Vasco Da Gama Geography math rock, post-hardcore math pop
Tangled Hair We Do What We Can math pop, math rock midwest emo
Love Among The Mannequins My Uncle's Ball of Lightning Will Put an End to Your Warped Psychology math pop, post-hardcore
The Speed of Sound in Seawater Red Version math pop, math rock midwest emo, post-hardcore
Lions MTNZ math pop midwest emo, math rock
Leer Spring Break No Parents midwest screamo math rock, midwest emo
Algernon Cadwallader Some Kind Of Cadwallader midwest emo math rock
Crash Of Rhinos Distal midwest emo, post-hardcore math rock
CSTVT [f.k.a. Castevet] Summer Fences midwest emo, post-rock midwest screamo
Diving Places And The Objects You Find There midwest emo, math rock
The Reptilian Full Health midwest screamo math rock
Indian Summer Indian Summer post-hardcore, emocore post-rock, screamo