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|The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About album cover|
| Something to Write Home About is an emo-rock album by The Get Up Kids, released on September 21, 1999. A classic, the de facto standard of the emo(core) genre, Something to Write Home About is wistful, introspective and cathartic. The album's swift rhythms, melodious riffs and tortured vocals did not translate into chart sales, peaking at #31 on Billboards Heatseekers 200 albums chart (North America), but gathered a great amount of critical acclaim. Something to Write Home About is the first Get Up Kids album to include keyboards, here played by James Dewees.
The title refers to a cliché that a mediocre object or idea is "nothing to write home about", though it may be serviceable. While speaking to a relative back home, one of the band members mentioned that he met Sarah Michelle Gellar in Los Angeles. The relative remarked, "That's something to write home about!"
After The Get Up Kids' previous album, Four Minute Mile, brought major label offers, the band decided to stick with an indie label. Something to Write Home About is, however, slightly more radio-oriented, with catchy choruses and hooks.
2. "Action and Action"
4. "Red Letter Day" (Sample)
5. "Out of Reach"
6. "Ten Minutes"
7. "The Company Dime"
8. "My Apology"
9. "I'm a Loner Dottie, a Rebel..."
10. "Long Goodnight"
11. "Close to Home"
12. "I'll Catch You"
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