As evidenced by Panic! At The Disco 's Live Lounge session this week, emo is still going strong. But how did we get here? And why did recognition for the genre take so long? This is how emo went from an often scoffed-at punchline to finally getting the credit it deserves.
Ellen Sheidlin. Age: 29. If you value beauty, experience and looseness in women, then you should come to me. I am incredibly good, young and fresh. I will turn you into a whirlwind of such passion that you will forget about everything in the world, fully coming off and enjoying bright and hot caresses.
But emo is having a moment in thanks to Panic! Over It. Utah's the Used blasted on the scene with a more tragic, dark brand of emo with singer Bert McCracken screaming raw, violent explorations of self-abuse, loneliness, suicide and death. What hath Pete Wentz wrought? The grammatically adventurous Panic! A rush of whirring electronics, orchestral flourishes and vaudeville camp, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out is more the Faint than the Faith, but it's difficult to argue that it's not a snapshot of where "emo" was at in , right down to the sentence-long song titles.
Malin Akerman. Age: 25. Do you need to hide from the outside world and satisfy in bed ?! Oh, with me it is not enough that it is possible, I also very much want it. You will swim in the oceans and seas of my passion and tenderness!
So here, for your annoyance, delight, amusement and entertainment are the 25 greatest emo albums of all time, as voted by the Kerrang! Dear You essentially killed Jawbreaker for more than two decades. That might be one of the most ridiculous titles in the history of music — let alone emo — but the importance of its music is undeniable. The same year they scooped the Kerrang!
Remember when young Brits used to wear funny hats and have piercings and stuff? When they shouted words like "Grunger! You probably didn't think it at the time, but they were the last days of something Brits used to have in their country called "subculture. Until, that is, the great Hollister pandemic of swept in and Britain started looking like a refugee colony for people who'd been exiled from California for being too ugly and melanin-deficient. The last teen subculture to really hold sway over there were the emos.