The Ten Greatest Emo Bands

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41AFI

Awesome band my favorite song is love like winter because it expresses the way I sometimes feel with my family and beautiful thieves is good to like the way death just steals some peoples beauty

Best band EVER! I love love love them they are awesome and should be closer to the top

Davy has the most amazing voice EVER! AFI is the best!

Greatest band in existence.

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42Saosin

Another great band. "Some Sense of Security" and "Voices" are two great songs by them. - Joekool67

You Are Not Alone, Bury Your Head, Voices, Seven Years, Sleeper, man... They make me cry

Solid band man... This band never gives negative lyrics(death, cut, blood, hatred) this band gives you so many positive messages throughout their songs. Listen to
You Are Not Alone
Bury Your Head
Voices
It's Far Better To Learn

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43The Hotelier
44Chiodos

I seldom listen to them. "Baby, You Wouldnt Last a Minute on the Creak" is a pretty good song by them. - Joekool67

chiodos is a really good band and two birds stoned at once is a good song - jakeman3000

Craig is just a good Lyric righter.

This band is amazing and beautiful. Listen to them! You won't regret it.

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45Taking Back Sunday

The first two TBS albums may be the two best emo albums ever. You can literally feel the emotion in their voice when they are singing, and the back up vocals harmonize so well with lead. Both albums flow very nicely, and the first one has an awesome raw feeling to it. Love them

I can only assume they're not top 5 because a lot of people aren't considering them emo. If you do, they might be the best. Emo is short for emotional. If you don't feel the emotion in their first two albums, check your heartbeat...

Pretty awesome, just started listening today on a friend's advice, absolutely love them. Cute without the e, and liar, best ever

My favorite song in the world " bike scene". That song is the sweetest and most amazing song ever. :) thank you guys so much

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46The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

I think people forget the meaning of Emo, Emo stands for emotional. Not all the crap about sex and stuff. These guys are amazing and have amazing lyrics. Believe, Face Down and Your Guardian Angle are my top 3 favourites from them.

Come on people in this list there are only like 3-5 real emo bands and like none of the top 10are they are all good bands but not emo rja is actually an emo band fix the list

The Red jumpsuit apparatus are one of the best bands around. In my opinion. I think that they should be in the top 10 at least not 28th no way.

I love the song face down the instrumentals were awesome but I liked the lyrics a lot more

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47Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

This band first really captured my attention when I heard their song, Semi-Automatic on the radio. It intrigued me and being an Emo myself, I thought that it really captured the theme of depression and made me feel that I'm not the only Emo on the planet. It cool that they put a hidden message in their newest album, Blurryface.

One of their songs has become really mainstream recently but I highly recommend their older songs, they're so good! Rap but with a different sound and more meaning lyrics.

My favorite band of all time, it's a shame they're not ranked higher. Listen to any single one of their songs and I promise you'll be hooked.

My favorite band ever. I actually am still here just because of them. They definitely should be ranked higher.

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48Of Mice and Men

They have saved my life more times than I can admit. The amount of strength and post put in to their music and lyrics is amazing.

WHAT! Why are they so low down! They should be in the top 5 at least! They r amazing!

They need to be much higher up on the list! Amazing band with a wonderful sound and beautiful lyrics

More heavy metal but AWESOME AM I RIGHT?!

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49Flyleaf

Now I'm pissed! Flyleaf should at least be in the Top 20! People haven't heard good music until Amy Lee and Lacey.

Why are they down here? My Favorite song by them is "i'm so sick" and I memorized how to play it in rock band.

Flyleaf is an awesome band! I love their song 'All Around Me'. Wouldn't call them emo though.

Flyleaf isn't emo they are Christian

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50Get ScaredGet Scared is an American gothic metal band from Layton, Utah. Formed in 2008, they released their first EP, Cheap Tricks and Theatrics, in 2009. Another EP, Get Scared, was released in 2010.

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE. These guys should be number one. All time favorite band, lyrics are amazing and clever, great music. One of the few bands on this list that are legitimately emo.

Why isn't this like at least number 20 what I love a lot of these bands but there are under 30 that are actually emo

This band.. Is literally my favorite! The lyrics, the melodies, the instruments! This should at least be in top 10!

Best band ever! In love with almost every song they sing.

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51Breathe Carolina

Breathe Carolina is just amazing! They are doing a great job. There new mixtape Bangers is awesome. They are not emo but they are screamo and electronic added. They are really cool.

I love breathe carolina! Live on! I'm so sad that kyle left.

I love Breathe Carolina! Eat, Sleep, Breathe Carolina!

They are not emo!

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52The Promise Ring

"nothing feels good" is one of the best emo albums ever

53Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

BEST BAND ever! It's mixture of both sad and screamo make this band absolutely unique to everything else. Songs such as No More Sorrow, Crawling, and Faint are my favorites.

Post hardcore, not emo, but the BAND shouldn't BE ON THE FOURTH PAGE OML YOU PEOPLE NEED TO LISTEN TO IT!

Their early work is a lot angrier than the Hunting Party, but Mike is a genius and Chaz can make choruses soar and verses curdle your blood. Definitely give them a vote.

They were the soundtrack for the transformer series

They're not emo...

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54Joy DivisionJoy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

How could anyone mistake emo music for Goth music

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55Avenged SevenfoldAvenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California . Their longest lineup of members was M . Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums) . ...read more.

The only reason I can think of for these guys not being number one is that they are not emo...easily best band of all time

A lot of these bands are not emo, but who in their right mind thinks that Avenged Sevenfold is emo?

This band is the greatness, but they aren't emo, is more, THE 75% BANDS IN HIS LIST AREN'T EMO

You can't get anymore emo then this

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56Captain, We're Sinking
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58Mayday ParadeMayday Parade is an American rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Their debut EP Tales Told by Dead Friends was released in 2006, and sold over 50,000 copies without any label support.

Mayday parade has gotten me through the hardest times of my life. They have been there when no one else has and have changed and probably saved my life. If emo stands for emotion then mayday should be one

This needs to be in, like, the top 20, they don't deserve to be #59. They are so much better than that. The vocalist is really skilled and has nice timbre, and the lyrics are really heartfelt and beautiful. They definitely deserve better.

I Can't Believe This Is So far down the List! They Are My All Time Favourite Band, And I Cannot go A Day Without Them. They Helped Me Through So Much, And They Sing My Life To A T. I Love Them, And You Should Give Them A Listen.

I love Mayday Parade!

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59Aiden

Their a great band and their songs are badass

One of the best bands of all time. William Control is also great.

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60Death Cab For Cutie

I wouldn't really consider them an emo band, but I guess "emo" is a word used to describe a lot of different bands nowadays... but they are one of my fave bands - satanmakesmekill

I'm pretty confused about which bands are emo and which aren't, but I'm pretty sure Death Cab is, and they're amazing either way. - sameera62

I think they r emo as their music is a lot like emo poetry and they aren't the biggest most successful band of all time and the whole world isn't full of their fans either. Plus I'm emo and I listen to them a lot. But it still doesn't make them "emo".

This is one of the few actual emo bands on this list

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