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Emo is a sort of commercialized angst, or at least a fashion movement.

Emo does not equal "emotional", I think it is music that is almost fake. Bands that aren't only selling their music, but selling their clothes or hairstyles. If a musician has deep lyrics, and I really do mean DEEP lyrics, it's not emo then. But if the lyrics are about some random love story a band made up that's like any other song, then yes I would consider it emo. Because they're probably trying SO hard to be deep about their lyrics, but it's just the same as everything else. It's fake.

For example, Secondhand Serenade, Nevershoutnever, or any band/artist like that I would consider emo, because the music seems fake to me. The lyrics suck and is commercialized angst.

Here's bands that are more about their clothes or hairstyles that people would call them emo: Fall out boy, Metro Station, you know...bands like that where the clothes fit the kind of "emo" look. Skinny jeans, black hair (usually parted to the side) and other cutesy-very tight looking clothes.

Now I am aware that emo used to mean music that was emotional/punkish. In the 90's I believe with bands called Rites or Spring.

So, bands that are considered emo, but shouldn't be.
BRIGHT EYES! That's like, the best fucking band in the world but people call it emo because it's emotional. Yes, it's emotional, BUT if you think about what emo means now (commercialized angst, style of clothing) it's nothing close to it. I guess any indie sounding band is consindered emo. Like Death Cab For Cutie. Nope nope nope. NOT EMO.
Once the "want to become emo" read through all the websites and looked up bands that websites considered emo, he gave himself a total make-over. First, he needed to get the right emo wear, so he bought some skinny jeans and dyed his hair black, and painted his nails red and black. Now that he has been partly sucked into this emo style, he needed to learn the right music to listen to. The websites told him to listen to My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday and any band that screams that whole time. The emo kid didn't really understand what made all the bands emo, but he did it anyways, because that is what the websites and shows on MTV have been telling him.

But then, he read that he had to cut himself and believe himself to be depressed. So, he started to fake being depressed, until he believed himself so well, that he cut too deep and died.
by Waffle_Iron September 13, 2009
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A group of socially retarded teenagers that cut themselves, wear black clothing, cry in dark corners, think they are individuals but they are all the same, go and beat 8 year olds for pleasure. And all cause their parents are rich and love them too much.
April: I want to be emo.

David: Well your just a fucking stupid whore, I mean what the fuck is wrong with you are you fucking retarded. Even Muslims and Jew get more respect than a fucking emo.

James: Damn Right

April: I feel like dying

Dave: That just proves my fucking point even futher, what the fuck is stopping you just one less in the world, but i suppose you'll all die out soon with your failed pretend suicide attempts, beacuse that all you ever do just pretend.
by i_love_emos February 26, 2008
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eating.me.out.
Why won't you stop emo me?
by asdfjkl;. brittany. January 16, 2009
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music genre that has being around for a long time but wasn't mainstream/known for all ppl till MTV start putting it on the spot... Of course not the real emo music just a *light* version... Let's be honest we all gotta admit that this has become a trend, emo ppl try so hard to make themselves look unique on pages like myspace or vampirefreaks... but in the end you're pretty much of the same. Emo trend is so full with cliches like haircut, cutting your wrists (not all), whining about ur life, being bisexual... like really how many have I read "I'm bisexual deal with that" yeah right like if not most of emo kids are "bisexual" or have kiss another guy... you're not being unique, special, individualist or rebelliuos you're just pretty much being part of a big trend just like Punk was a coupple years ago.. and emo haters stop it, there's no point on talking crap about a "trend" bcus emo is that just a trend, in the end it'll go away and there'll be left only the ppl that where there from day #1 and rest of them will move on to the next trend until day actually grew up
*Emo thinking and pretty much all of teenage logic*:
I'm a teenager therefore I have to express how unique I am by dressing just like everyone else...
by krlexz August 24, 2006
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Unlike what most people think, emo has multiple definitions.
1. Emo is a type of goth, like Victorian/Romantic, Classic, and Rivet Heads. They're just goths with a different view point and taste in fashion.
2. Emo can be a putdown to goths.
3. They can be regualr people that want to be goths. Goth-posers, if you will. These are the ones people normally talk about when they're insulting emos in general.
1. Hmm, I'm depressed and goth, and I like my bangs cut slanted. YAY EMO.
2. *to goth* "You emo pussy!"
3. Preppy rich kid: "I wanna look moody and sensitive."
2nd rich kid: "Yeah, chicks dig sensitive."
by EtherealGothica July 15, 2008
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A bunch of 15 year olds who whine about everything and listen to shitty music. Not to be confused with goths
Example 1
Emo Kid: My life sucks, i have SOOO much sadness with my ipod and shop at hot topic boo hoo.
Example 2
Emo Kid:Life Sucks..I should kill myself
Adult: Yes life is so hard...yes your girlfriend dumped you...nevermind the fact us adults have mortgages and buy you i-pods for you little shits.
by teh anti-emo July 10, 2008
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a boss ass guy who wears tight jeans and black clothes
by screamoboy1111 May 17, 2012
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