Label: Fearless/Grand Royal
Key Track: "One Armed Scissor"
We're not sure why it's called "emo," 'cause this shit is as hard as it gets. After grinding for years in the punk rock underground, ATDI emerged into the mainstream in 2000 with their most sonically mature effort yet. Sadly the group split up soon after ROC, but the groups they went on the form (Mars Volta, Sparta) would fly the post-hardcore freak flag high for years to come.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Iggy Pop provided background vocals on "Rolodex Propaganda" as well as voicing the kidnapper in "Enfilade."