Loren Kline
Jul 7, 2017 · 1 min read

Oh hey, didn't expect a reply and especially not so instantaneously, I appreciate it. And yes I understand this, which is why I included a bit of my own anecdote on the path to discovering "true emo." It's such a dense, rich history that it's impossible to know everything. I'm still retroactively getting into classic 90s straight edge emo/metalcore hybrids like Struggle, Downcast, and Unbroken. Note that my comment was not meant as any sort of emoer-than-thou ridicule, but rather a helpful nudge into what I consider to be the best and most earnest form of what has been called "emo," from someone who was in a similar place 4 or 5 years ago. In any case it's a good article and an especially great intro to anyone their age who still does in fact think that MCR are emo (although, a strong argument could be made, especially considering how influenced by Jeromes Dream, Thursday, and Ink & Dagger they were in their early days...but I digress).

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