22 June 2022

AN OCEAN OF DOUBT (The Emo Diaries • Chapter Four) Various Artists 1999




Emo Diaries, Vol. 4: An Ocean of Doubt Review

by Heather Phares

Emo Diaries, Vol. 4: An Ocean of Doubt continues Deep Elm's sampler series, highlighting tracks from emo groups like Further Seems Forever, O.D.G., and Keystone Sinatra. From Red Animal War's math rock-tinged "Back Breaker" to the John Doe Band's poppy "Supergirl" to Five Speed's straight-up, driving "What's Our Dilemma," the album catalogs emo's increasingly diverse sounds. Tracks like Spy Versus Spy's "Set the Spokes Alight" and "Distance" by Ed Matus' Struggle round out this collection of impassioned punk and pop, reaffirming Deep Elm's status as one of the best emo labels around.


  1. Five Speed - What's Our Dilemma
  2. Red Animal War - Backbreaker
  3. The John Doe Band - Supergirl
  4. Ed Matus' Struggle - Distance
  5. Aina - Rolling Snowball
  6. Further Seems Forever - Vengeance Factor
  7. Keystone Sinatra - Twenty1
  8. The Movielife - Valens
  9. Spy Versus Spy - Set The Spokes Alight
10. ODG - Corners
11. Merrick - Milk And Lots More
12. Flux Capacitor - Sasshe


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