Is Emo Over-Rated?

It seems that today emo music is overrated, because of bands like Hawthorne Heights and Bayside who sing needlessly about cutting and so on. Like my friend Nikc once told me “Screamo is a bunch of [people that dress completely black] with a gay haircut that covers an eye.” Nick is a metalhead so I guess his opinion doesn’t matter.

When I googled “emo quotes” I got the famous Adam and Andrew song, and many obnoxious things, but in the ones that were “trying not to be mean” I got:

Cut our wrists like cheap coupons and say that death was on sale today.
- Marylin Manson

Best 5 Emo Songs

No. 5: "Hold Me Down" by Motion City Soundtrack

Emo is about emotion above anything else. And while Motion City Soundtrack are best known for fun and almost wacky music, when called upon, they can use emotion. "Hold Me Down" is sang from the point of view of a man reading a letter his girlfriend left for him, with the opening lyric "I Found a letter that said 'I'm Sorry that You Were Asleep when I Wrote These Words Down'." It tells a somber story without having the music shove it in your face.

No. 4: "Last Train Home" by Lost Prophets

5 Worst Emo Songs

No. 5: "Be My Escape" by Reliant K

Craig Elliott Music

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