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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Emotional Hardcore

Top 10 Hottest Emo Boys

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Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Way, center - PHOTO COURTESY OF MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
  • Photo courtesy of My Chemical Romance
  • Way, center
Oh, the allure of an emo guy, who promises self-awareness, deep sensitivity and an angry passion -- a trifecta that makes him irresistible. Sure, he might dress kind of sloppy, but that unkept, boyish man style is part of his charm.

Here are the ten hottest emo boys.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Emotional Hardcore

Top 20 Emo Albums in History: Complete List

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Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Jimmy Eat World
  • Jimmy Eat World
Few music genres inspire as many eye rolls as emo. But so-called "emotional hardcore" was an inevitable outgrowth of hardcore, which was itself a response to the commercialization of punk. Emo kicked off in the mid-1980s, when D.C. acts wanted to express themselves a bit more, shall we say, tenderly. The genre reached an aesthetic peak in the early-to-mid-1990s, as a second wave of emo spread through the Midwest. (Its mall-core nadir would come later, in the aughts, though the less said about that the better.) In any case, the through-line is a sensibility based on uncompromising worldviews, alternately melodic and explosive guitars, and lungs eviscerated in the name of earnestness. Here are the 20 best albums of the genre. -Patrick James

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Emotional Hardcore

Top 20 Emo Albums in History: 10-1

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Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 3:15 AM

Sunny Day Real Estate - SUB POP RECORDS
  • Sub Pop Records
  • Sunny Day Real Estate

Few music genres inspire as many eye rolls as emo. But so-called "emotional hardcore" was an inevitable outgrowth of hardcore, which was itself a response to the commercialization of punk. Emo kicked off in the mid-1980s, when D.C. acts wanted to express themselves a bit more, shall we say, tenderly. The genre reached an aesthetic peak in the early-to-mid-1990s, as a second wave of emo spread through the Midwest. (Its mall-core nadir would come later, in the aughts, though the less said about that the better.) In any case, the through-line is a sensibility based on uncompromising worldviews, alternately melodic and explosive guitars, and lungs eviscerated in the name of earnestness. Here are the 20 best albums of the genre. -Patrick James

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Emotional Hardcore

Top 20 Emo Albums in History: 20-11

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Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 3:45 AM

Jimmy Eat World
  • Jimmy Eat World
Few music genres inspire as many eye rolls as emo. But so-called "emotional hardcore" was an inevitable outgrowth of hardcore, which was itself a response to the commercialization of punk. Emo kicked off in the mid-1980s, when D.C. acts wanted to express themselves a bit more, shall we say, tenderly. The genre reached an aesthetic peak in the early-to-mid-1990s, as a second wave of emo spread through the Midwest. (Its mall-core nadir would come later, in the aughts, though the less said about that the better.) In any case, the through-line is a sensibility based on uncompromising worldviews, alternately melodic and explosive guitars, and lungs eviscerated in the name of earnestness. Here are the 20 best albums of the genre. -Patrick James

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Top 20 Emo Albums in History: 10-1

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