The Ten Greatest Emo Bands

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41 The Hotelier
42 A Skylit Drive

A Skylit Drive is BEAST how could you people let it slip to 32nd and XO Skelton in an EPIC song how dare you guys let them down!

They sound really good


Yes quite.
They should be MUCH higher on the list though. They have a really badass metal sound and are really talented. They really should get more recognition.

43 AFI

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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44 Saosin

Ok, here's the thing. I discovered Saosin in the past couple years, and some of their music I think deserves to put them top 5 on this list. Seven Years is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard, and other greats like Collapse, and It's far better to learn are just fantastic. This band has flown under the radar, but both Cove Reber and Anthony Green are extremely talented and deserve more recognition. If you have never heard of Saosin, PLEASE do yourself a favor and check them out

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

I hardly ever listen to them but You're not Alone changed my life :D

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45 Chiodos

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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46 Taking 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

This list is a joke. (Before you jump down my throat) I actually like most of these bands. But they aren't emo. Save the vast majority of these for the best pop punk bands. That's where they belong.

Taking Back Sunday, on the other hand, is the greatest emo band of all time. Louder Now is iconic in this genre. That entire album has been played by myself alone too many times to count.

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47 The 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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48 Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men

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

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.

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

How are they #44?

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49 Flyleaf

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.

Sorry, but um...these guys are Christian. Emo+Christian= doesn't MIX

Christians can play emo. Flyleaf just doesn't happen to be one of them.

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50 Get Scared Get Scared Get 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!


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51 The Promise Ring

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

52 Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina is an American electro pop group currently consisting of David Schmitt (vocals, keyboard), Eric Armenta (percussion) and Tommy Coops (guitar, keyboard) that formed in 2007. more.

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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53 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin 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 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.

They are not heavy metal

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.

This band isn't emo though... - wrests

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54 Joy Division Joy Division Joy 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.

You're right. Joy Division is one of the classical gothic music at the beginning of the gothic subculture.

How could anyone mistake emo music for Goth music

Joy division isn't Emo, it's goth!

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56 Captain, We're Sinking
57 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative 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). 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


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58 Aiden

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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59 Mayday Parade Mayday Parade Mayday 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.

They have been my favorite band for almost 10 years! I love MP to death!

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60 Thursday

Thursday is the greatest band ever to be formed, their beautiful lyrics that are delievered with such raw emotion via Geoff Rickly (Gods gift to music) Their songs speak to me, and I know I'm not the only one.

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