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Emo (also known as emotional music or emo rock) is a term that describes a movement that began in the late 1990s through bands like Mineral and Sunny Day Real Estate. The genre has since continued to evolve and has been made famous by the use of emotionally driven lyrics dealing with a myriad of subjects from teenage angst and heartbreak to loneliness and growing up. In the early 2000s, emo had a surge when it lent a lot of it’s style and image from the world of Goth and began to draw influences from Gothic icons such as The Cure, Misfits and H.I.M.
Despite emo mainstays such as Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, My Chemical Romance and American Football. Newer bands influenced by those of 90s continue to prosper to this day, that include: Paramore, Remo Drive, Basement, Donovan Wolfington, etc.
A few Popular Bands defined as ‘Emo’:
Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Sorority Noise, Panic! At The Disco, Jawbreaker and Braid