War On Emo (Or The Only Difference Between Rites Of Spring and Fall Out Boy Is Everything)

NME gets political…


Bottled at Reading! Tabloid stories! Where do you stand? Plus, we hear from the guy who bottled Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie.

Where do we stand? We stand on the side that acknowledges these bands are not actually emo. How did MCR and P!ATD even get classified as emo? It’s a terrible misnomer we’ve gone along with, but let’s put a stop to that.

Not to get all Brandon Flowers, but it’s time for a debate! Have these 21st century MTVu eyeliner rockers anything in common with the DC hardcore scene twenty years ago? What was the last great emo album? What’s the greatest emo album of all time? Is America losing the war on the emo? Is there even a war on emo? Why is Gerard dressed for battle?