Drive Like Jehu
Emo essentially splits into two styles: the melodic variety associated with Sunny Day Real Estate and Jawbox and "Emocore" as represented by Boy Sets Fire, Mineral, etc. Drive Like Jehu are widely acknowledged as a seminal influence on the latter half. Their signature exasperated, heart-felt singing and buzzsaw guitar work helped define a style which continues to grow in popularity. Emocore enthusiasts looking to get back to their angst-rock roots need look no further than Drive Like Jehu. And completists will love the fact that their discography consists of only a brace of longplayers...so get them both and whenever you're in need of a quick fix of audio immolation, you'll be set for life.