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09:14:14 AM Nov 13th 2012
Can you say "bias?"

One moment.
05:17:02 AM Dec 10th 2011
You're talking about the Garbage and Nirvana, or separate bands with those names?
04:46:37 PM Apr 28th 2013
This is a very well-written and researched article, dispensing with the modern misconceptions and misappropriations of "emo" as purely a fashion for poser-teens faking being "emo" for attention.

I would disagree with some band's classification as "emo-pop", though. Groups like Dashboard Confessional are part of an older wave of emo that embraced more of an alternative rock/acoustic sound around the turn of the century, and ran parallel to the "Screamo/Post-hardcore" emo of bands like The Used. Bands formed in the mid-late 2000s with little relation to "emo", but who employed similar musical styles and downplayed the more macho bombast of rock, are "emo-pop" (eg: Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Black Veil Brides, etc.)
02:21:00 PM Mar 3rd 2014
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i don't really see any problems with putting dashboard under emo-pop, and i am a fan of them. i just used the term to describe the more poppy variant of emo that was also popularized. When i revamped this article i didn't mean for that to come across in a negative context at all. i'd say that label does in fact apply to dashboard do to their very pop rooted sound. And as for "macho bambast" you used to describe fall out boy and panic, id say that's an ignorant description of them. in my opinion they are totally legit bands that jus take the emo style in more pop directions, lyrically they are as vulnerable as guys like texas is the reason or Sunny day real estate. So me adding dashboard to the emo-pop list wasn't ment to be a slight consdering im literally a fan of every band on all three of the lists cause to me there just different interpretations of the same emo blueprint. So on the emo-pop list dashboard will stay.
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