Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you’ll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer.
This list dates me pretty precisely, as 2/3 of it I basically agree with, and then the other third is stuff that I’ve never heard of.
A+ list of songs.
I *may* have spent one or two (hundred?) nights in my early twenties face-down on my mattress wallowing to these tunes. And let’s have a moment of silence for the normie roommate I once had who had never heard the terms “emo” or “indie” before so she instinctually called it “sad-man music” (and ended up enjoying most of it too). <3