This band gets incorrectly called an "emo" band all too often. In fact, Cursive are a rock band. Just listen to the chunk of their guitars and you'll hear that with ease. I'm not trying to say these songs are emotionless. In fact, I would say these guys surpass anything your typical "emo" band could convey with their powerful music. Everything on this CD screams out deep personal thought. That is something rare in today's indie music scene and I like it.