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What Kind Of Emo Kid Were You?

Which era of emo music do you belong in?

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Imagine you're going on a road trip and have come across a selection of CD's to choose from for the long drive. For the purpose of this quiz, release all preconceived notions about everything "emo" and just pick the album you most enjoy for each question. Good luck!

  1. Panic! At The Disco, <i>A Fever You Can't Sweat Out</i>
    Panic! At The Disco, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
    The Starting Line, <i>Say It Like You Mean It</i>
    The Starting Line, Say It Like You Mean It
    Sunny Day Real Estate, <i>Diary</i>
    Sunny Day Real Estate, Diary
    Jimmy Eat World, <i>Bleed American</i>
    Jimmy Eat World, Bleed American
    Belle and Sebastian, <i>The Boy With The Arab Strap</i>
    Belle and Sebastian, The Boy With The Arab Strap
    My Chemical Romance, <i>I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love</i>
    My Chemical Romance, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
    Pedro the Lion, <i>Achilles Heel</i>
    Pedro the Lion, Achilles Heel
    Rites of Spring, <i>Rites of Spring</i>
    Rites of Spring, Rites of Spring
    Paramore, <i>Brand New Eyes</i>
    Paramore, Brand New Eyes
  2. Saves the Day, <i>Through Being Cool</i>
    Saves the Day, Through Being Cool
    Fall Out Boy, <i>From Under the Cork Tree</i>
    Fall Out Boy, From Under the Cork Tree
    The Weakerthans, <i>Left and Leaving</i>
    The Weakerthans, Left and Leaving
    Cap'n Jazz, <i>Analphabetapolothology</i>
    Cap'n Jazz, Analphabetapolothology
    Fugazi, <i>13 Songs</i>
    Fugazi, 13 Songs
    The Get Up Kids, <i>Something to Write Home About</i>
    The Get Up Kids, Something to Write Home About
    Alkaline Trio, <i>Agony and Irony</i>
    Alkaline Trio, Agony and Irony
    Armor for Sleep, <i>Dream to Make Believe</i>
    Armor for Sleep, Dream to Make Believe
    Death Cab For Cutie, <i>We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes</i>
    Death Cab For Cutie, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
  3. Jets to Brazil, <i>Orange Rhyming Dictionary</i>
    Jets to Brazil, Orange Rhyming Dictionary
    Taking Back Sunday, <i>Tell All Your Friends</i>
    Taking Back Sunday, Tell All Your Friends
    Say Anything, <i>...is a Real Boy</i>
    Say Anything, ...is a Real Boy
    Thursday, <i>Full Collapse</i>
    Thursday, Full Collapse
    Built to Spill, <i>Keep it Like a Secret</i>
    Built to Spill, Keep it Like a Secret
    The Smiths, <i>Louder Than Bombs</i>
    The Smiths, Louder Than Bombs
    Modest Mouse, <i>Good News for People Who Love Bad News</i>
    Modest Mouse, Good News for People Who Love Bad News
    Sigur Rós, <i>Takk</i>
    Sigur Rós, Takk
    The New Amsterdams, <i>Para Toda Vida</i>
    The New Amsterdams, Para Toda Vida
  4. Dashboard Confessional, <i>The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most</i>
    Dashboard Confessional, The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most
    The Promise Ring, <i>Nothing Feels Good</i>
    The Promise Ring, Nothing Feels Good
    Rilo Kiley, <i>The Execution of All Things</i>
    Rilo Kiley, The Execution of All Things
    The Juliana Theory, <i>Emotion Is Dead</i>
    The Juliana Theory, Emotion Is Dead
    Stereolab, <i>Emperor Tomato Ketchup</i>
    Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup
    The All-American Rejects, <i>Move Along</i>
    The All-American Rejects, Move Along
    Anberlin, <i>New Surrender</i>
    Anberlin, New Surrender
    Simple Plan, <i>Still Not Getting Any</i>
    Simple Plan, Still Not Getting Any
    Pretty Girls Make Graves, <i>Good Health</i>
    Pretty Girls Make Graves, Good Health
  5. Neutral Milk Hotel, <i>In the Aeroplane Over the Sea</i>
    Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    The Used, <i>Maybe Memories</i>
    The Used, Maybe Memories
    The Cure, <i>The Head on the Door</i>
    The Cure, The Head on the Door
    Minus the Bear, <i>Highly Refined Pirates</i>
    Minus the Bear, Highly Refined Pirates
    Interpol, <i>Turn on the Bright Lights</i>
    Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights
    30 Seconds to Mars, <i>A Beautiful Lie</i>
    30 Seconds to Mars, A Beautiful Lie
    Cursive, <i>The Ugly Organ</i>
    Cursive, The Ugly Organ
    onelinedrawing, <i>Sketchy EP</i>
    onelinedrawing, Sketchy EP
    Pavement, <i>Brighten The Corners</i>
    Pavement, Brighten The Corners
  6. Coheed and Cambria, <i>The Second Stage Turbine Blade</i>
    Coheed and Cambria, The Second Stage Turbine Blade
    The Dismemberment Plan, <i>Emergency & I</i>
    The Dismemberment Plan, Emergency & I
    AFI, <i>Sing the Sorrows</i>
    AFI, Sing the Sorrows
    Jawbreaker, <i>Dear You</i>
    Jawbreaker, Dear You
    hellogoodbye, <i>Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!</i>
    hellogoodbye, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!
    All Time Low, <i>So Wrong It's Right</i>
    All Time Low, So Wrong It's Right
    Straylight Run,
    Straylight Run, "The Needles The Space"
    The Academy Is..., <i>Almost Here</i>
    The Academy Is..., Almost Here
    Q and Not U, <i>Different Damage</i>
    Q and Not U, Different Damage
  7. Motion City Soundtrack, <i>Even If It Kills</i>
    Motion City Soundtrack, Even If It Kills
    Hawthorne Heights, <i>The Silence in Black and White</i>
    Hawthorne Heights, The Silence in Black and White
    The Postal Service, <i>Give Up</i>
    The Postal Service, Give Up
    Thrice, <i>The Illusion of Safety</i>
    Thrice, The Illusion of Safety
    Braid,
    Braid, "Frame and Canvas"
    The Blood Brothers, <i>Burn, Piano Island, Burn</i>
    The Blood Brothers, Burn, Piano Island, Burn
    Bright Eyes, <i>I'm Wide Awake It's Morning</i>
    Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
    Finch, <i>What It Is To Burn</i>
    Finch, What It Is To Burn
    Reggie and the Full Effect, <i>Promotional Copy</i>
    Reggie and the Full Effect, Promotional Copy
  8. From First to Last, <i>From First to Last</i>
    From First to Last, From First to Last
    Yo La Tengo, <i>I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One</i>
    Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
    Good Charlotte, <i>The Young and the Hopeless</i>
    Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless
    Glassjaw, <i>Worship and Tribute</i>
    Glassjaw, Worship and Tribute
    Mineral, <i>The Power of Failing</i>
    Mineral, The Power of Failing
    The Anniversary, <i>Designing a Nervous Breakdown</i>
    The Anniversary, Designing a Nervous Breakdown
    Senses Fail, <i>From The Depth of Dreams</i>
    Senses Fail, From The Depth of Dreams
    Copeland, <i>In Motion</i>
    Copeland, In Motion
    Spitalfield, <i>Remember Right Now</i>
    Spitalfield, Remember Right Now

What Kind Of Emo Kid Were You?

You got: Early-to-mid 2000's Emo Kid

You probably came of age when "emo" was a word only you and your friends knew — and you wore it wide a badge of pride. You listened to bands on Saddle Creek, Matador, and Vagrant Records. Messenger bags, pins, band tees — these were the things you wore to shows, which you went to *all of the time.* You didn't know it at the time, but your favorite genre of music was about to morph into the next big trend in music — so you've pretty much been setting trends for decades.

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You got: Mid-to-late 2000s Emo Kid

You came of age during the height of emo's popularity and you were GREAT at being an emo kid. Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, My Chemical Romance, and Taking Back Sunday were probably your faves. You were probably in love with Gerard Way or knew someone who was. You probably rocked heavy eyeliner, band tees, studded belts, and your feelings on your sleeve. (It's okay, all emo kids do.)

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You got: Still an Emo Kid

Congratulations, you're still an emo kid! You like emo music from all over the past three decades and are seriously in touch with your emotions. There's a chance you've fallen into the emo lifestyle recently — but more likely you've probably been emo since your teen years. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Basically, you're an emo kid forever — be proud!

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You got: '90s Emo Kid

You were emo while the rest of us were still in elementary school. You listened to bands like Jawbreaker, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Promise Ring, Cap'n Jazz (any projects from the Kinsella brothers, for that matter) and pretty much anything on Dischord Records. You may or may not have identified as straightedge or hardcore at time time — or you might have been more of the Get Up Kids type, not that there's anything wrong with that! You've seen punk music go through many changes over the past decades but probably stick with your favorite albums instead of experimenting with something new.

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