Top 5 All-Time Emo Bands

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Listing the top five emo bands of all time assumes the word “emo” can be defined. The term has acquired a certain social stigma, and calling any band “emo” guarantees a chorus of loud protest that the band named is in fact “post-hardcore” or “indie rock” or “pop punk”—but most certainly not “emo.” But to be fair, all these protests seem driven less by musical differences and more by the desire to disassociate from a particular, stereotyped look most associated with black nail polish and a particular store found in most American shopping malls.
Top 5 All-Time Emo Bands
Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Listing the top five emo bands of all time assumes the word “emo” can be defined. The term has acquired a certain social stigma, and calling any band “emo” guarantees a chorus of loud protest that the band named is in fact “post-hardcore” or “indie rock” or “pop punk”—but most certainly not “emo.” But to be fair, all these protests seem driven less by musical differences and more by the desire to disassociate from a particular, stereotyped look most associated with black nail polish and a particular store found in most American shopping malls.
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