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Old 11-05-2004, 05:41 PM   #16
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Bright Eyes isn't emo
or is it?
funny you should say that, alot of "Emo" kids often have alot of trouble deciding what is emo and what isn't
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Old 11-05-2004, 07:05 PM   #17
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bright eyes is a lot better than half of the emo bands

but then again i actually like dashboard confessional

so obviously my opinion doesn't matter
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Old 11-05-2004, 07:31 PM   #18
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Bright Eyes gets slapped with the emo label, which is unfortunate because that automatically turns so many people off. I love Bright Eyes. They are incredible, and Conor Oberst is one of my favorite lyricists and singers...though his voice is not for everybody.
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:54 PM   #19
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I haven't heard any emo I like.. unless you count Bright Eyes.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:01 PM   #20
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I always thought emo was short for emo rock. Erm. Isn't it rock that does a whole lot of descending chords with lyrics like "I'd die for you" (oops that's Bryan Adams isn't it). Is Where The Streets Have No Name a more successful predecessor of emo?

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Old 11-05-2004, 11:07 PM   #21
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Even though they're not really an emo band, many people consider Weezer's "Pinkerton" to be a milestone emo album
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:01 AM   #22
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Emo - isn't that what Elmo from Sesame Street sings?

Seriously, I've heard a couple songs from bands I've heard described as "emo" and the moment they end I can't remember a thing about them. However, I did see Bright Eyes on the Vote for Change tour last month and was very impressed.
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If you want to hear stereotypical emo check out anything by the band Bright Eyes.Emo is pretty much the music you listen to if you are a teenager who enjoys crying all the time.
Interesting never heard of Emo before. That description reminds me of listening to The Smiths/ Morrisey in the 80s as a teen Am I close?
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If you want to hear stereotypical emo check out anything by the band Bright Eyes.Emo is pretty much the music you listen to if you are a teenager who enjoys crying all the time.
I am not sure if you meant this to be funny or not but I certainly laughed.
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Pinkerton is one of my favorite albums but it does get slapped with the emo label. Sunny Day Real Estate is also slapped with the emo label.

I can't stand what I've heard of Dashboard Confessional.
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:53 PM   #26
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I don't like emo singing. It's all whiny.

Every single emo song is about one of six things:

- My parents hate me for being who I am
- My girlfriend left me
- Life sucks
- I hate my job/school
- I hate the world
- I hurt myself skateboarding



The only emo bands (and I'm not sure I'd call them emo) that I could tolerate are Alexisonfire and Brand New.
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Old 11-06-2004, 07:00 PM   #27
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We own a few "emo" records in this house I like it well enough, but I also don't like to judge music just because it's sold in a certain section or it has a certain "label". Blender magazine has classified Jimmy Eat World - Futures a great "emo" album, and I'd have to agree. Some of my other favorite "emo" or "scremo" albums are:

The Used - The Used

Jimmy Eat World - Futures

Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism

While we were listening to How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb today, my brother kept on saying "this is SO emo!" I'd have to agree with him to a degree, but then I told him that of course it was "emotional" because U2 has always poured their hearts (Bono th emost on this album) into the music they make. "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" is a very emotional and moving song...would you call that emo?
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Wanted to add to the album list in that last post, but instead of clicking on edit...I clicked on quote....woops! So anyway, I forgot to list:

My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

I consider them punk, but they are labeled as Scremo and even just emo. I think they are a little "heavy" for emo, but whatever. I absolutly love this album...I don't care what it is, to me it's awesome.
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all of you non-believers ... download 23 by jimmy eat world and tell me you don't like it. i dare you... also, all of you badass guitar fans ... download futures by jimmy eat world. i would have to agree with whoever said they didn't like jimmy's last album ... i think it's good..but nothing great. however the new album "futures" is beyond phenomenal. for those struglling with the definition...emo is more about the song structure than the actual singing or lyrics. that said, many bands who are definitely not emo have emo songs. a typical emo song structure is verse1, verse2, verse1, verse2, chorus, chorus ... or verse1, chorus, verse2, chorus, extended bridge, verse1. it's all about building to a climax somewhere in the song (chorus in the first example...extended bridge in the second example). in most songs, every chorus is sort of a climax. in emo songs there is usually one grand climax, either in the middle somewhere or at the end. bad would be an example of an emo song. another would be pictures of you. clearly u2 and the cure are no where near being emo bands....but the song structure has been out there for decades. some think "only in dreams" by weezer (on the blue album) was the first popular emo song. but there are so many styles of music that can fit into these types of song structures, that it's really hard to give an example of one band that is like them all. thursday is very hard rock, jimmy eat world is very alternative, dashboard is kind of adult contemporary, the new amsterdams can sound countryish sometimes, and the used can be seen as neo-punk. however, people can claim that all of these bands are emo by looking at the theory behind their songs.
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Old 11-06-2004, 07:45 PM   #30
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here is 23 by jimmy eat world if anyone's interested...
http://s9.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0D...A8E018792BE4A0
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