Back in 1995, when Mineral's career peaked with their The Power of Failing LP, "emo" wasn't a throwaway term used to describe flimsy pseudo-emotive pop-punk. Emo had some real heft. It could carry real crescendos, dig into some deep places. You could actually get away with naming a record "The Power of Failing" without even a hint of irony. Here's to that mid-90s sincerity. I miss it sometimes.