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Old 10-17-2004, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just wanted to say this whole forum is pretty chill. I'm from a small town where no one else listens to emo so this is awesome... when I go through posts here I always say "hey i know that song!", "i love that band!" or something along those lines. Anyway, big ups to everyone here for having such good taste in music and giving small town emo kids a way to access new songs and bands.

question of the day:

do you think emo is becoming too trendy, as a style and/or as a genre?
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the whole thing has exploded rather at the moment. Emo has become a trendy buzzword that a lot of people use, which has caused a LOT of resentment and bitterness among some of the older fans of the genre (you only have to read a few topics on here to get a feel of that) and then there are of course the newer "fans" of the genre who only go to gigs or buy the cd's in order to look "cool" to whoever it is they're trying to impress, and in the middle there are the people who have only recently been in a position to hear the music, and enjoy it for what it really is.

Personally I think it's great that a lot of essentially small, local based bands have started to make an impact outside their immediate vicinity, and like with all other local based movements, it's only a matter of time before it becomes the new hit for the MTV's (see the rise and fall of Seattle in the early '90's). The real test will be how well the bands cope with it, and whether it changes them and their music for the better or for the worse. I couldn't care if they are all smacked off their tits on drugs and whores every night of the week so long as they keep on pumping out good records, and although some of these bands' original fans will turn their backs on them for becoming famous, I don't think that makes much difference in the long run.
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I feel emo has always been around. It's just we've formulated this concept that emo is sad lyrics and the idea of the trendy new punk bands all in one. When really....its been here all along. Neil Young and Bob Dylan could be considered examples of the earlier ones, it's debatable. In the 80's going towards the 90's it was Fugazi, and Rites of Spring, who became the first labeled emo band. During the 90's and on to the millenium, emo music included pearl jam, hum, sunny day real estate, built to spill, braid, and so on. MTV and the redundant amount of other music channels which are now on tv will prove that its all just a trend and made to believe new and history is ever brought up. Consequently, when people even dare to mention greenday and blink 182 to be the first punk bands......ouch that one hurts.. The point is TV lies. Do your reading, and learn something true.
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Old 10-20-2004, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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emo is currently enjoying a bit of an increase in popularity, but that will die down before the end of the decade, and emo will go back to being a more underground and intimate scene.
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Old 10-21-2004, 05:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i would go out on a limb and say.... yes.

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Old 10-21-2004, 10:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the only reason "emo" has become trendy is because of bands like finch and taking back sunday which aren't even real emo. but I agree with emo kid soon it will all die down.
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Emo is not becoming trendy only a select few actually know what emo is the bands that everyone is starting to listen to is'nt emo i would say all the greasy ass gobblens who think they are emo and the fav bands consist of tbs,yc,gc,sp will be gone in a mater a months or the next time the band wagon stops by
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Old 10-26-2004, 12:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah Yeah, fugazi, rites of spring. All the "real emo" as what people think.
Taking back sunday<(example) you'll all say are not emo or some ppl say Femo. But i think it's new-age emo ya know? Genres evolve.
Rites of spring and Fugazi are like Old Skool emo i'd say.
Bring on the new stuff. But thats my opinion...and hey I listen to the likes of TBS, Northstar and Finch so what do i know. Right ppl?
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Old 10-26-2004, 02:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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First wave: Indian Summer, Moss Icon, Hoover, Still Life, Navio Forge, etc.
Second Wave: Cap'n Jazz, Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral, etc.
Third Wave: Thursday, Senses Fail, etc.

Agree or disagree I don't really care
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Old 10-26-2004, 02:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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emo = emotional...if any of you didnt know that :\

[16:38:17] marissa says:
hey, emo [the music genre] means emotional.correct?
[16:38:25] [Duane.] says:
[16:38:28] [Duane.] says:
it does.

hence the sappy lyrics and all

wow, i look so emo[tional] today!
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