Good god. Everyone is so music illiterate. If people were really open about what they liked, panic at the disco and fall out boy would hae +500,000 new fans. But you know, since the cool thing is to either hate fall out boy or love bands like whitechapel; which by the way everyone who says they listen to is lying, because their music is pretty much just noise.
That and, EMO. Emo is not from first to last, fall out boy, Panic at the disco, and any other semi-mainstream band that wears makeup and nut hugging jeans. Emo did not start with fall out boy. People have no fucking idea what real emo is, because they just assume looking like a transie and listening to bands on mtv makes them EMO. Emo fucking sucks, either way you look at it. If I was in a band and someone classified us as emo, I would punch the shit out of them. Real Emo bands are bands like Further Seems Forever, At the Drive In, Sunny Day Real Estate, Cursive, Texas is the Reason, yeah, you get the point. And if you look up some of the bands in the above, you'll find out most of them were, 95, 96, 99, 01 releases, thus proving emo did not start within the past year. haha.
That, and Hardcore Music. Anyone can be hardcore nowadays, Just give someone a mic to scream into, and get 2 people to pound on guitars, and someone who cna play machine gun drums. Your done. Tada. Instant hardcore band. And again, that kind of music is called Screamo, or Post Hardcore. Underoath, Norma Jean, As I Lay Dying, and bands along those lines aren't really hardcore. Hardcore Music is stuff like, American Nightmare, Hoods, Death Before Dishonor, Daughters, Some Girls, Give Up the Ghost, Pig Destroyer, just to name a few. And if you listen to American Nightmare, You'll see a huge difference sound wise and content wise from Norma Jean.
Okay. That was my rant of the day/week/month/until I update again. I guess what im trying to say is people shouldn't base their musical choices off whats cool or what so and so listens too, and they should know what they are talking about when they say emo, or hardcore. but yeah. Im just an opinionated bitch. :P