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Emo

Emo is a style of music typically characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics. It originated in the mid- movement of Washington, D.C., where it was known as "" or "" and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace. As the style was echoed by contemporary American punk bands, its sound and meaning shifted and changed, blending with and and encapsulated in the early by groups such as Jawbreaker and Sunny Day Real Estate.