The emo music genre has its roots in the ’80s, but it wasn’t until the 2000s that emo broke into mainstream culture. Numerous emo bands, who brought us their own brand of brooding, confessional music, were signed to major record labels. They not only promoted the music but they also embodied emo fashion and lifestyle.
Unfortunately, the hype didn’t last very long. Soon enough, well-loved emo bands either broke up or changed direction. The emo dudes below ditched the eyeliner for a different look. What do you think? Yay or nay?
1. Davey Havok from AFI
We’re loving the current hair.
2. Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy
Those highlights weren’t very flattering anyway.
3. Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco
Who else is digging his dapper style?
4. Chris Carrabba from Dashboard Confessional
Aw, we miss those long sideburns!
5. William Beckett from The Academy Is
The dude still loves scarves.