Better Than: Only screaming along to tracks from Bleed American in the comfort of your parents' car.
Photo Kelly Schott
Andrew McMahon once sang "it's to Jimmy Eat World and those nights in my car" in the eight minute epic titled "Konstantine" that would become his band Something Corporate's most important and defining track. In that lyric, McMahon embodied the sentiments of millions of teenagers whose high school years were defined by emo anthems of heartbreak and disillusionment that have never faded. Singing that lyric helped McMahon create a new soundtrack to those memories and drove home that Jimmy Eat World is probably your favorite band's favorite band. They're the kings of the emo scene and the forefathers of early millennium power pop with chunky guitar riffs that attempt to remain just as loud as the amped emotions of their lyrics.More »