Hannah Ewens – Writer
10. Glassjaw – Material Control
9. The Flatliners – Inviting Light
8. Slowdive – Slowdive
7. Charly Bliss – Guppy
6. Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
5. Code Orange – Forever
4. PVRIS – All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
3. Paramore – After Laughter
2. The Menzingers – After The Party
1. Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1
“‘Sometimes life gets fucked up / That’s why we get fucked up.' These are the lyrics from the emo rapper’s debut album that’ll burn into your memory, a succinct statement of intent for the brief 24 minutes. Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 is a bleak narrative starring benzos, a lack of purpose and failure to connect. There’s nowhere to find solace in Lil Peep’s world, so the only option is to escape into drug-fuelled oblivion with the solitary hope for fleeting moments of fun along the way. Here he captured a specific type of post-emo despair unique to a group of teens who, like him, document every detail of their depression, partying and numbing with substances. The majority of adults and the music industry didn’t understand this or him while under their noses he had tapped into the zeitgeist – bucket hats, Snapchat, anxiety, mallcore – they were oblivious to.
"Come Over left behind the mid-’00s emo samples of the early tracks that attracted his cult fanbase and saw Lil Peep becoming the artist he would have been, were it not for his heartbreaking death of a suspected drug overdose at only 21. Undoubtedly this was the most unique and surprising emo album in years, one that, like all his music, was autobiographical. It feels lacking and almost trite to say that Peep was a special artist, but it’ll forever be devastating for fans that something entitled 'Pt. 1' is the last we’ll have of him."