76,169 votes 7,597 voters 683,978 views 225 items tags f p @

The Best Emo Bands

List Criteria: Only emo bands, no other punk derivative bands should be on here unless emo is their primary genre.

At the end of the 1990s, emo, a subgenre of punk rock, began to resonate with music fans. Though it didn't become popular until the early 2000s, there were a bunch of emo bands that became popular with mainstream rock music fans. The best emo bands are still, to this day, able to sell out arenas across the globe. Even as the popularity of the genre has waned over the years, the top emo bands have managed to endure, capturing the hearts and minds of their loyal supporters.

So, what are the best emo bands? For starters, you can't think about emo without mentioning Jimmy Eat World. Overlooked at the beginning of their career, Jimmy Eat World became one of the first emo music bands to become a fixture on alt rock radio and are naturally on this list. Following their lead, other popular scene bands - big names like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Panic! At the Disco - were able to maintain strong careers based on the strength of their songs and ability to resonate with audiences. Though their music isn't as popular as it once was, the top emo bands can still be heard on radio to this day.

It's hard to determine the differences between the best emo band and the most popular emo band, but that's the point of this list. We're looking find out which band can truly be considered above and beyond their contemporaries and peers within the genre. It may be difficult to define what exactly is a good emo band, but ultimately, it's up to you to decide the group who deserves to be at the top of this list. Above all, you should be able to answer the tough question of "who are the best emo bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest emo musician ever?" The ball is in your court so it's up to you to decide.

The Best Emo Bands Bands/Musicians
  • 33 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options
B Comments
& Embed
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 3388
    - 419

    added by NathalieSantos
    The Black Parade, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, I Brought You My Bullets ...

    ; buy at  
  2. 2
    + 3016
    - 670


    Infinity on High, Save Rock and Roll, From Under the Cork Tree

    ; buy at  
  3. 3
    + 2136
    - 726

    most listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Riot!, All We Know Is Falling, brand new eyes

    ; buy at  
  4. 4
    + 2714
    - 554


    A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!

    ; buy at  
  5. 5
    + 1797
    - 407

    added by JonxthxnFxnditx
    Don't Panic And More

    ; buy at  
  6. 6
    + 1327
    - 402


    Tales Told by Dead Friends, A Lesson in Romantics, Monsters in the Closet ...

    ; buy at  
  7. 7
    + 2126
    - 474

    ranked low on reranks & added by but chickens double d
    Count Your Blessings, Suicide Season, There Is a Hell

    ; buy at  
  8. 8
    + 1477
    - 397

    added by stephgirl
    One-X, Life Starts Now, Three Days Grace

    ; buy at  
  9. 9
    + 1481
    - 503


    Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, Ungrateful, This War Is Ours

    ; buy at  
  10. 10
    + 522
    - 394

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    If Only You Were Lonely, The Silence in Black and White, Zero

    ; buy at  
  11. 11
    + 1518
    - 366

    ranked low on reranks & added by but chickens double d
    The Drug In Me Is You, Fashionably Late, The Drug in Me Is You

    ; buy at  
  12. 12
    + 664
    - 345

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Love Drunk, Boys Like Girls, Crazy World

    ; buy at  
  13. 13
    + 398
    - 47

    ranked low on reranks
    American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown

    ; buy at  
  14. 14
    + 710
    - 324


    New Again, Tell All Your Friends, The Tell All Your Friends Demo

    ; buy at  
  15. 15
    + 491
    - 84

    ranked low on reranks & added by destiny-dunning
    Feel, If You Were a Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack

    ; buy at  
  16. 16
    + 580
    - 357

    added by wickedclown3388
    Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer

    ; buy at  
  17. 17
    + 917
    - 385

    added by stephgirl
    Stronger, Awake, Rise

    ; buy at  
  18. 18
    + 474
    - 304

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Your Favorite Weapon, Deja Entendu, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me ...

    ; buy at  
  19. 19
    + 591
    - 327


    Black Rose Dying, Blessthefall EP, His Last Walk

    ; buy at  
  20. 20
    + 509
    - 286

    often listed & added by but chickens double d
    Between the Lies, Memphis May Fire, Sleepwalking

    ; buy at  
  21. 21
    + 978
    - 432

    ranked low on reranks
    Bleed American, Christmas, Futures (bonus disc: Demo Recordings)

    ; buy at  
  22. 22
    + 960
    - 455


    The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Don't You Fake It, Lonely Road

    ; buy at  
  23. 23
    + 746
    - 362


    A Twist In My Story, Awake, Hear Me Now

    ; buy at  
  24. 24
    + 668
    - 307


    We the Kings, Smile Kid, Sunshine State of Mind

    ; buy at  
  25. 25
    + 561
    - 278


    The Young and the Hopeless, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, The ...

    ; buy at  
  26. 26
    + 838
    - 396

    the people's #1
    The Used, Artwork, Berth

    ; buy at  
  27. 27
    + 419
    - 323

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    REM / [MTV | 2 Album Covers], Dusk and Summer, The Places You Have Come to ...

    ; buy at  
  28. 28
    + 298
    - 53

    ranked low on reranks
    Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best

    ; buy at  
  29. 29
    + 421
    - 297

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Ocean Avenue, Paper Walls, Lights and Sounds

    ; buy at  
  30. 30
    + 187
    - 38

    added by UniqueLittleOctopus
    Nevermind, In Utero, MTV Unplugged in New York

    ; buy at  
  31. 31
    + 578
    - 156

    ranked low on reranks & added by nail polish

    buy at  
  32. 32
    + 278
    - 149

    often listed & added by DennisChang
    Everyone's Out to Get Me, Cheap Tricks And Theatrics, Built For Blame

    ; buy at  
  33. 33
    + 674
    - 283

    ranked low on reranks
    No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls, Still Not Getting Any…

    ; buy at  
  34. 34
    + 442
    - 282


    Discovering the Waterfront, This Is How the Wind Shifts, When Broken Is ...

    ; buy at  
  35. 35
    + 167
    - 30

    added by clinton-the-prodigy
    Enema of the State, Dude Ranch, blink-182

    ; buy at  
  36. 36
    + 290
    - 244

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Not Without a Heart Once Nourished by Sticks and Stones Within Blood ...

    ; buy at  
  37. 37
    + 171
    - 42


    Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force, The Flood

    ; buy at  
  38. 38
    + 140
    - 31

    added by UniqueLittleOctopus

    buy at  
  39. 39
    + 342
    - 309


    Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count, Heroine

    ; buy at  
  40. 40
    + 259
    - 322

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Scream, Humanoid City Live, Automatic

    ; buy at  
  41. 41
    + 338
    - 316


    Metro Station, The Questions We Ask at Night, Shake It

    ; buy at  
  42. 42
    + 256
    - 232

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    3-D, The End of the World Party, I See Stars

    ; buy at  
  43. 43
    + 455
    - 336

    ranked low on reranks
    On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax, A Place Where the Sun Is Silent, The ...

    ; buy at  
  44. 44
    + 118
    - 22

    ranked low on reranks & added by UniqueLittleOctopus
    Homesick, What Separates Me from You, Common Courtesy

    ; buy at  
  45. 45
    + 208
    - 209

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Fly, Sick Puppies EP, Connect

    ; buy at  
  46. 46
    + 428
    - 191

    ranked low on reranks & added by but chickens double d
    The Fallout, Limitless, The Resistance: Rise of The Runaways

    ; buy at  
  47. 47
    + 307
    - 259


    Masks, The World Outside, Reach

    ; buy at  
  48. 48
    + 324
    - 290


    Glitz and Glamour, The Lady Luck EP, Symphony Soldier

    ; buy at  
  49. 49
    + 146
    - 181

    often listed & added by wickedclown3388
    Voices, Stories and Alibis, West for Wishing

    ; buy at  
  50. 50
    + 104
    - 28

    added by UniqueLittleOctopus

    buy at  
226 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >