Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Five Whiny Emo Anthems I Actually Enjoy

Unless you somehow find yourself within the confines of a Hot Topic, early aughts' aggressive-yet-wussy emo bands are pretty much universally mocked. And rightfully so, most of the time. The semi-goth fashion, the school-age dramatics, the farcical posturing—it's all very laughable, just like adolescence itself.

But what if under all that pretense (and mascara) there's actually a good song dwelling beneath?

Well then, I say you should drop the too-cool-for-school attitude and acknowledge the fact that a good song is a good song is a good song. Give the kids a break, will you? They've been through so much already...

Having said that, some love for shrill screams, dear diary poetry, meat-head guitar riffs, and huge choruses definitely helps here, it's not for the uninclined.

My Chemical Romance - "Helena"
THAT CHORUS?! IT'S HUUUGE!

AFI - "The Leaving Song Pt.II"


Thursday - "Cross Out The Eyes"
THE BRIDGE IS KINDA METAL, RIGHT?

The Used - "Buried Myself Alive"


Dashboard Confessional - "This Bitter Pill"
WHEN HIS VOICE BREAKS?! C'MON!

BONUS: This list was basically an excuse to trot out Emo Bunny once again.

1 comment:

  1. Wheres Alesana? They whine so much

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