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.