Mid-Week Music #32- Emo(tional) Catharsis
Emo music gets a bad rep for being too loud, melodramatic, and, well, emotional. But it deserves way more credit for how its personal themes and brash sound give some clarity and catharsis, especially for listeners struggling with mental health issues. This playlist incorporates a wide variety of "emo" subgenres, ranging from mainstream pop punk (Panic! at the Disco, My Chemical Romance, Blink-182) to indie punk rock (Against Me!, Sorority Noise, The Wonder Years) to shoegaze (Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine) to 80s goth (The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Bauhaus). Take a listen and embrace your inner middle-school rage.
Several musicians have been open about their struggles with addiction, both through their art and through interviews. This playlist has songs that speak directly to the artists addiction, as well as songs from artists who have been open about their addictions. Take a listen and realize that addiction is something that affects a wide range of people.