Let's just come right out and say it: Emo sucks. From Thursday to Taking Back Sunday to Saves the Day, most emo is showy sentimentality propped up with hollow hooks and loud guitars. Like a lot of mainstream genres, emo in its infancy -- during the reign of bands such as Fugazi and Sunny Day Real Estate -- was cool. Today it's been masticated by all the usual suspects, to the extent that there are about as many new ideas floating around in emo's creativity pool as there are queer eyes in the lagoon at the... More >>>