Taking Back Sunday'sBy Papon Sarker
If you were even the least bit interested in the emo scene in the early ‘00s, Taking Back Sunday’s Tell All Your Friends(which turns 15 today) was probably one of your favorite albums and/or your introduction to the genre. Formed in Long Island in 1999, Taking Back Sunday went through a few lineup changes over the years (lead vocalist Antonio Longo was featured on their self-titled debut EP, as well as bassist Jesse Lacey who left to form Brand New), but the group members who made Tell All Your Friends was seemingly the best fit for the band.
For their first studio album, Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Eddie Reyes, Shaun Cooper and Mark O’Connell came together to make music was bitter, angsty, raucous and raw. It was an album that not only highlighted romance and heartbreak, but the friendship fallout between Nolan and Lacey, after Lacey’s girlfriend cheated on him with Nolan.