In the 1990s, never was there a more underappreciated band than Handsome. Too soft for the hardcore kids and too heavy for the indie kids, even the presence of Helmet and Quicksand alumni Peter Mengede and Tom Capone couldn't save them.
Most of the vitriol was directed at Jeremy Chatelain for daring to be a singer, not a vocalist in a heavy band. Heaven forbid. What a prick.
'Quiet Liar' captured them at their most wonderfully REM, with Chatelain's bleak tales of self loathing finally given a sympathetic ear by Mengede and Capone's guitars, set to chime rather than pummel.
This is what emotional hardcore should have been. Throw out every album you bought in the 2000s and replace them with this.