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For many, the commercial breakthrough of emo-pop of the mid-00s was all about the bombast of My Chemical Romance, the wordplay of Fall Out Boy and the theatre of Panic! At the Disco. But fifteen years later, Paramore are the band whose impact is the most visible. 

Singer Hayley Williams’ female point of view and impressive voice proved to be much needed in the sea of dramatic boys falling apart to songs about hips and hearts. To the pity party, Paramore brought a barrage of solid-gold anthems, recalling the best of Jimmy Eat World, with choruses that, rather than bitterly commiserating, uplifted and consoled. However over the years, their biggest hit proved to be contentious. This is the story of Paramore and their Uneasy History with “Misery Business.”

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Emo is tough to define. As Andy Greenwald wrote in Nothing Feels Good: "Emo means different things to different people. Actually that's a massive understatement. Emo seems solely to mean different things to different people." For the most part it’s more of an insult than a genre, and because of this, no band willingly considers themselves Emo.

However at its essence, it's an offshoot of punk that is in touch with its more introspective feelings. Maybe the guitars twinkle, maybe the guitars smash you over the head. The key element is there needs to be emotion, sung from the very bottom of their heart. But how did it get from its original emotional hardcore guise to the music featured on The OC? What were the essential steps along the way? And why is My Chemical Romance referred to as Emo? This is How Emo Became Emo.

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It's cool Vlad got a legend like Smokey, but he looks so out of place here. I'm expecting him to start talking about getting in a shoot out with Jackie Wilson's posse in 1963.

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