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Weezerpedia Discussion Topics: Is Weezer Emo?

This is the first article that Weezerpedia has ever pegged as a Topic For Discussion. Let's see how it goes!


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We'll open up the discussion by simply asking a question: Is Weezer emo?


  • Not Emo: Weezer is not an emo band. Emo bands don't release songs like "I'm Your Daddy" and "The Girl Got Hot." Pinkerton was huge, though. Even though emo music probably would have happened without it, Pinkerton was a nice rallying point for all the angsty white guys that would eventually form the bands that the article talks about. The fact that it failed commercially also helped a lot, because it made them feel like they had discovered this underground sensation.
    --MyNameIsJason 04:42, 10 January 2011 (EST)
  • Not Emo: When I was younger, before bands like My Chemical Romance were popular, bands that were labelled emo where bands like Nada Surf, The Get Up Kids and Jimmy Eat World. And even if Pinkerton could be seen as Weezer's most emo sounding record, it is completely different from those bands' music and even more different from today's emo music. Did Pinkerton inspire those bands? Maybe. But that doesn't make Weezer emo. --Donny 05:33, 10 January 2011 (EST)
  • Not Emo: Emo didn't even make its mark on popular music till the emo scene started. That's when everyone thought when someone put a little emotion into their songwriting, thats what they were, they're not. Rivers did what most people did back then, spilled his heart into song form, and put a little emotion while singing, their not what people think is emo. --RiversJackson 17:01, 10 January 2011 (EST)
  • Emo* "Emo" music isn't this "mainstream" My Chemical Romance type stuff. Pinkerton WAS an emo album. The style of music was 90's emo. Listen to some other sophisticated emo music like Cursive's "The Ugly Organ". It resembles Pinkerton. Pinkerton helped shaped emo music. Pinkerton IS emo. - Cheeto Jones.
  • Not Emo: Emo is definitely Jimmy Eat World, MCR, etc. The most recent stuff is definitely pop rock, but the earlier stuff was alternative. That's just my four cents. --AGR 00:36, 11 January 2011 (EST)
    • It's weird that MCR hates the term emo. Apparently the lead singer has said in interviews that he thinks it's bullshit. --MyNameIsJason 04:36, 11 January 2011 (EST)
  • Not Emo: I don't think one person here has really shown an understanding of what emo really is (a fantastic resource for learning about the true origins of the genre can be found at Jamekae 11:03, 12 January 2011 (EST)
  • Not Emo: Pinkerton definitely is (or at least was a huge influence), but most modern bands labelled "emo" are not at all. Basically everything else Weezer has done is typically alternative/pop rock. Real emo/screamo is City of Caterpillar, Daitro, Circle Takes the Square, etc. --GetMeSome14 15:45, 12 January 2011 (EST)
  • Not Emo: The emo sumgenre represents bands like My Chemical Romance or Fall Out Boy and even Panic! At The Disco. Weezer in its Pinkerton era was almost grunge, specifically similar to Nirvana's In Utero. However I saw many "emos" at Pinkerton night of the Memories Tour is Los Angeles, and my favorite album being Pinkerton many of my friends call me emo. So I guess that even though Weezer isn't emo, fans of their Pinkerton era sad songs would be stereotyped as one. MaladroitAlec] 23:03, 16 January 2011 (PST)


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