This site is intended to be a basic FAQ and primer on emo - short for "emotional." Emo is a broad title that covers a lot of different styles of emotionally-charged punk rock. This site is intended to introduce the reader to all the common styles, describe them musically, and give ideas about the essential records of all those styles. You will be an expert in emo, in the broad sense, after reading this website.
This is after hearing my students going on and on about this or that person being "so" emo or not. I didn't know this until a couple of months ago. My students say I ain't got it. I guess I'm not in, I have to admit it.