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18 Things People Always Get Completely Wrong About Emo Music

It's not all Hot Topic and sad lyrics.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community which misconceptions about emo music annoy them most. Let's set the record straight.


3. Though there are quite a few mainstream emo bands, the list of artists in the genre goes far beyond those bands — there's a lot to discover!

—Laurie Gallagher, Facebook

7. And though black looks amazing on everyone, we definitely wear other colors.



8. And despite popular belief, a good majority of fans have never even seen the inside of a Hot Topic.


10. All different kinds of people are fans of the genre, too. Don't peg it to a certain skin tone.

—Krystina Julie, Facebook


15. Everyone obviously has emotions, but it isn't a requirement to be an extremely sad person to listen to the music.

18. And most of all, being a fan of emo music isn't a phase.


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